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Windows 7: Failure to open saved downloads

04 Apr 2014   #21


Now there is something new....the first announcement is this file cannot be downloaded. And when I hit re-try, it downloads.

Failure to open saved downloads-capture.png_adwcleaner.png

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04 Apr 2014   #22

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pappi View Post
Any file that can be downloaded can be saved to a folder or desktop. But because the only options are OPEN and Save or Save as, (RUN and Run as admn on right click are missing) any saved file is not installable.

Everything suggested in this thread has been done except any step of clean startup process (post # 9) which I had done a few times in the past.
In your other thread about this I suggested a "Clean Startup" and you replied with
I really pray(to Pope Francis)that I need not have to go through that tedious process of clean startup. I'd really rather just buy a new notebook.
Read more at: Runtime error 383 with Malwarebytes antimalware

Have you tried a clean startup?
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04 Apr 2014   #23


Not yet. I have to prepare myself I routinely do before going to dentist.
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04 Apr 2014   #24

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Just to throw in my two penniesworth. I think this is an Internet Explorer problem. Try using Firefox instead
Home of the Mozilla Project ? Mozilla
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04 Apr 2014   #25

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Just to throw in my two penniesworth. I think this is an Internet Explorer problem. Try using Firefox instead
Home of the Mozilla Project ? Mozilla
This is a viable temporary solution.

I was also getting that same problem with file names being changed when downloaded in IE11,

filename.exe being changed to filename_exe

I just went to the file and left clicked, selected rename, and replaced the underscore (_) with a period (.)

I'm not sure what caused it or what made it stop because it isn't doing it anymore.
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04 Apr 2014   #26


Mitchell two-pennies worth is right on the dot: I installed FF and I was able to download/install adwcleaner without going to safe mode. So indeed, the whole mess was all IE's.
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04 Apr 2014   #27
pappi I have two browsers whose icons are pinned to taskbar next to each other. I surf routinely with IE and download with FF. Right now I am downloading Microsoft Windows Removal Tool with FF...oops, it's finished installing, already. So... while I am typing this post with IE, the newly installed security tool is already scanning on FF. I have two browsers running at the same time. Wow!
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04 Apr 2014   #28

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Temp files delete,
Run this as administrator and Start the scanner,
Shut your machine down after it's finished,

For the record,
Your incorrect,
It's a third party corrupting ie,
The only question is what,
You'll need to post screen shots of your Uninstall a program list to pinpoint what is hampering with ie's ability to download,
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04 Apr 2014   #29


I had not installed or uninstalled any program when the downloading problem occurred. It's the same list of programs and features before and after the problem.

And being a clean freak, I routinely clean with ccleaner. I average 200mg of cleanable stuffs, mostly temp files at the end of the day.

So now I surf with my favorite browser(IE 11) and download with FF.(it's actually great)

Right now I am itching to uninstall and then re-install IE 11 but I am concerned that I may have to customize newly re-installed IE all over again(Favorites and bookmarked stuffs, fonts, etc.)_
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05 Apr 2014   #30

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

A normal program might seem just that to you "Normal"
To us a list may shed some light to your issue,
Please be a willing participant you did come here for help
You have found a "Work around" not a solution to the original issue with downloading in Internet explorer = there is a difference
Post the Uninstall a program list for more trouble shooting advice,
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