That's a big file. Before a downloaded file is transferred to your chosen
folder location, its parts, so to speak, are downloaded to the Temporary
Internet Files folder.
Try this. Go to IE7 > Tools > Internet Options, and, on the
General tab, click on Settings, under the "Browsing history" section. In
the new window, next to "Disk space to use", try putting it at an
amount at least half of the highest number of what it says as
"(Recommended)"; for example, if it says 50- 250MB, try at least 125MB (the
default is 50, which is usually enough for browsing). Click OK.
Back on the General tab, under "Browsing history" again, click on Delete,
then click on Temporary Internet Files. Then try a download again.
If that doesn't work, it might be worth a try to create a new administrative
user account, if only temporarily, and see if downloading, while logged in
to the New Account, works. To create a new administrative account, open the
Start Menu, and click on your user picture. This opens Control Panel\User
Accounts. Then click on "Manage another account". Then click on "Create a
"Annie" <Annie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I have disabled my anti-virus and downloaded to c:\user\name\desktop\blah,
> blah, blah....it's nowhere on my desktop. When searching for it, clicking
> 'show hidden files' etc., my computer can't find it. It says it
> 104.63 M. Asks to launch, which it won't. Asks to run, which it won't. I
> can't even find it to delete it. I seriously don't know what else to do.
> To Bruce...obviously you've never had computer problems. I will never
> up on this thing. I stay up way later than normal and give my utmost
> attention to my computer probs. This was my frustration speaking as I'm
> trying my hardest to resolve this issue and haven't been having any luck
> whatsoever. The word 'luck' is also just a figure of speech. There is no
> luck with computers.
> "dean-dean" wrote:
>> Definitely download it to a folder under your user name. Try the
>> which, from there, you can always move it to a different folder. If the
>> file is truly downloaded, you won't be able to miss it. I usually drag
>> it into the Recycle Bin, if it's a setup file for a program, after
>> the installation...
>> Do you have any anti-virus software running that might be batting it
>> so to speak?
>> "Annie" <Annie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > I'm ready to toss this darn computer along with Vista out the
>> > window!!!!!
>> > I've only had it a few days. All I'm trying to do is download Paint
>> > Shop
>> > Pro
>> > X and install it.
>> > I've downloaded twice. Can't find the darn files, even with a search.
>> > When
>> > prompted, immediately after downloading, to 'run' the file, I click on
>> > it
>> > and nothing happens.
>> > What is going on? I miss Windows XP!!!!! Please help me figure this
>> > out.
>> > I'm dying here.