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Windows 7: Cant download rar's and zips! NEED HELP!!

14 Dec 2009   #1
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 
Cant download rar's and zips! NEED HELP!!

Ok so last night everything was working fine but now all of a sudden i cant download rar files and zips.

I have winrar and 7-zip and they both dont work. I have also tried browsers: IE/FF/GC.

This is the error i get when i try and open/save a rar or zip file.

I noticed that it says "DTOWNF~1" .. but my folder is "Dtownfresh"




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14 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Are the files that you are having problems with all from one location? If so, the problem might be at their end.

EDIT: If the files aren't private, give us a link so that we can see if the problem is the same for us.
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14 Dec 2009   #3
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

This may be a FF issue,, have you tried from IE?

My bad,,,, sorry about that, half realized what I was reading i guess

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14 Dec 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
This may be a FF issue,, have you tried from IE?
He listed IE as well as 2 others. I would have recommended trying Opera, but with 3 strikes against it, I doubt that Opera would fare any better.
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14 Dec 2009   #5
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

It has nothing to do with the browser.. and i tried it with tons of other downloads also... it wont work. I think it has something to do with my user folder name like i said.
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14 Dec 2009   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Did you install anything recently when this started?
Or maybe an antivirus or made a change to some setting?

DTOWNF~1 btw is the 8.3 DOS name...
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14 Dec 2009   #7
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

Well i just upgraded my laptop to win7 4 days ago, programs i downloaded yesterday ar.

- Steam
- CCleaner
- Defraggler
- ESET antivirus
- Garena
- VLC media player

( and i have had my antivirus off since i installed it )
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14 Dec 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The only time that I ever had a problem something like this, is when I had used Takeownship on some junction folders in Documents and Settings. I corrected that by deleting my user account and recreating it. Before trying anything like that, I would recommend seeing if you have this problem when logged in the root Administrator account first. If not, then the problem is localized to your user account.
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14 Dec 2009   #9
dtownfresh

Windows 7
 
 

So can someobody please tell me how to fix this.
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14 Dec 2009   #10
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I'd try creating a new account. If its fine, something broke the junctions in your account. Delete CCleaner and Defraggler. Use Disk Cleanup and Windows' defrag.
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