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Windows 7: Show in exlorer. dont work

27 Feb 2010   #11
coldasicet

winodws 7
 
 

they come from my desctop

my downloads

i think its named

there i want to go to delete file but it wont take me there.. >.> nothing happens when i press as shown on pic


it has noting to do with url its w7 <.>


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28 Feb 2010   #12
mitchell65

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

But if you have folders or files in your Downloads folder then where did you download them from?
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28 Feb 2010   #13
coldasicet

winodws 7
 
 

this is not a firefox problem this is a w7 problem if you (the person that read this post) dont know what i mean i can explain it better.


bascially when i want to open a file in its location. i cant. i wont open.. w7 dont wanna show me the location.

ignore firefox.
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28 Feb 2010   #14
mitchell65

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

So I gather this is not just a problem with downloaded files as you originally stated but all files on your PC? Is that correct? If so please click on "Start" then "Pictures" then double click on the "Samples" folder then double click any one of the jpegs shown. Does it open?
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28 Feb 2010   #15
coldasicet

winodws 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
So I gather this is not just a problem with downloaded files as you originally stated but all files on your PC? Is that correct? If so please click on "Start" then "Pictures" then double click on the "Samples" folder then double click any one of the jpegs shown. Does it open?
yes it opens..

the problem is to find the path to the file i downloaded or via ff or vuze.. or what ever it will not show path to the file if i clikc open location <.>. so i can copy the file to a place where i have more space or just to save it
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28 Feb 2010   #16
OldBloke

Windows 7
 
 

This may be caused by a problem with Windows not letting you access the folder you are saving your downloads into, because of ownership maybe.

So I suggest you create a new folder for your downloads, outside of any user folders, such as C:\down

Then in Firefox, click the Tools menu > Options
On the first tab in Options, there is a downloads section.
You could set it to always save downloads into your new folder C:\down
Then "open containing folder" will probably work in Firefox, because you own this new folder.
Even if "open containing folder" still doesn't work after this change to Options, you will be able to find them easily by using Windows Explorer.
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01 Mar 2010   #17
coldasicet

winodws 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldBloke View Post
This may be caused by a problem with Windows not letting you access the folder you are saving your downloads into, because of ownership maybe.

So I suggest you create a new folder for your downloads, outside of any user folders, such as C:\down

Then in Firefox, click the Tools menu > Options
On the first tab in Options, there is a downloads section.
You could set it to always save downloads into your new folder C:\down
Then "open containing folder" will probably work in Firefox, because you own this new folder.
Even if "open containing folder" still doesn't work after this change to Options, you will be able to find them easily by using Windows Explorer.

still does not work...
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01 Mar 2010   #18
mitchell65

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

OK If the folder in question is still showing on your desktop then right click on it open Properties and see if the folder is a "shortcut". Either way the folder MUST have a name even if it is called "New folder" and opening Properties will reveal the path to the folder and any files it contains. Navigate the path using the "Computer" command on Start.
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01 Mar 2010   #19
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Cold are you the only user on your system?
If you are try this:

Open up command prompt, right click/ run as admin.
Type the following/ hit enter.

TAKEOWN /A /F C:

Then do the same for this one.

TAKEOWN /F C:

This will give admin/account full permissions to ALL files in the C: drive.
If you need to do this to another drive, just replace "C:" with your root letter of other drive.
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01 Mar 2010   #20
coldasicet

winodws 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanvean View Post
Cold are you the only user on your system?
If you are try this:

Open up command prompt, right click/ run as admin.
Type the following/ hit enter.

TAKEOWN /A /F C:

Then do the same for this one.

TAKEOWN /F C:

This will give admin/account full permissions to ALL files in the C: drive.
If you need to do this to another drive, just replace "C:" with your root letter of other drive.

damn that dont work i used takown command on all my disks still dont work no matter what i do
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