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Windows 7: firefox download error

22 Jan 2010   #1

windows7 x64 professional
firefox download error

hi, registered on this forum because of a annoying error, thanks for any help in advanced!

so im using win7 pro x64, using firefox 3.6 and the problem is, whenever i download a .exe file it gives the error "you cannot change the contents of that folder, change permissions or save to another folder" (or words to that effect).
this only happens to .exe and not to other extensions.

my default save location is the desktop, but saving to other locations does not solve the problem. i have also gave myself full permissions on the entire drive, even downloaded a registry hack that grants admin full control. this lead me to believe it has nothing to do with permissions at all.

when i download a .exe, the .exe and the .part gets created on the desktop, but only when it finished downloading and it tries to combine them do i get the error. and the funny thing is, if i just wait a few minutes and retry, it will work.

im really stumped on this problem, i tried googling and found 1 or 2 cases similiar to mine but does not offer a fix, and i dunno why i seem to be the only one having this problem. i reinstalled firefox and my windows is updated.

any ideas?

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22 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


I have a question: how are you encountering the second problem if you cannot download the exe in the first place?

Also, have you tried using another browser, like IE? Even if you do not want to use it, it will still help us figure out what's wrong.

And I have the feeling I will ask this later on, so I will ask it now instead. What anti-virus are you using?

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