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Windows 7: Cannot find downloaded files... XD

07 Aug 2010   #11
Luri

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore stuff goes there when you do not have permission to put it where you thought.
Weren't there either. XD

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
He probably realized he had done something dumb and doesn't want to admit it!
It probably was dumb ;0

But in the end, I have managed to make those files 'appear' in the location I saved them and I can use them.


I said this: But if I try to download something else to the folder, the files I have previously downloaded show up in the list of things in there. It's like they're invisible except that folder is set to show all hidden files. They don't show up in search results either.

I decided to try downloading the files again and they were automatically going to go in the folder I last tried to save them in; the folder I keep in Program Files. As before, I could see that they were already there. This time I dragged them to Documents and them copied them back to the folder I downloaded them to and now I can see and use them. XD


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07 Aug 2010   #12
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Just to reinforce what was said earlier...you should not be creating directories or saving files anywhere under the "program files" structure. This area has special permissions and properties, and should not be altered by the user in any way. Windows 7 has a specific folder already created for a user to download files (C:\Users\username\Downloads).
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07 Aug 2010   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I use firefox and have my download option set to alsways ask ( where to save to) mostly i put it on my desktop and then can quickly allocate it to the desired location, most used folders are on my objectdock with nice icons and saves less navigating around when saving to download location .
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08 Aug 2010   #14
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luri View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore stuff goes there when you do not have permission to put it where you thought.
Weren't there either. XD

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
He probably realized he had done something dumb and doesn't want to admit it!
It probably was dumb ;0

But in the end, I have managed to make those files 'appear' in the location I saved them and I can use them.


I said this: But if I try to download something else to the folder, the files I have previously downloaded show up in the list of things in there. It's like they're invisible except that folder is set to show all hidden files. They don't show up in search results either.

I decided to try downloading the files again and they were automatically going to go in the folder I last tried to save them in; the folder I keep in Program Files. As before, I could see that they were already there. This time I dragged them to Documents and them copied them back to the folder I downloaded them to and now I can see and use them. XD
thank you for the reply, you would be suprised how many people your reply will help.
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22 Jan 2012   #15
diginet

W7
 
 
Everybody is crazy

I paid for the OS, I paid for the computer and I cannot store the files where I want to. This is crazy world. I didn't give the right to organize my files to microsoft.
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22 Jan 2012   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diginet View Post
I paid for the OS, I paid for the computer and I cannot store the files where I want to. This is crazy world. I didn't give the right to organize my files to microsoft.
Don't be silly. You can store your files where you want.
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22 Jan 2012   #17
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Security Precaution

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diginet View Post
I paid for the OS, I paid for the computer and I cannot store the files where I want to. This is crazy world. I didn't give the right to organize my files to microsoft.
It's a security precaution.
It's to try to prevent malware from automatically saving itself in certain directories.

You'd hate Linux then (even though it is free).
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