You should always save your downloaded files into
C:\Users\YourName\Downloads. there is absolutely no way any Vista will
prohibit you to do it.
In Windows Explorer find your folder C:\Users\YourName\downloads, drag it
into the left pane where Documents and Music icons are shown. This is just
for convenience, since you seem to be doing a lot of downloads. Next time
you download you will click on this icon and see the whole folder.
Also there is a chance that you are able to download but your files are not
Control Panel>>Appearance and Personalization>>Folder Options>>Show Hidden
files and Folders>>Hidden Files and folders Node>>Check Show Hidden Files
"Anita" <Anita@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I am close to madness with Vista. I am trying to download files from the
> internet which are .exe Vista takes me through the whole process of
> whether I want to open or save the file and I have tried doing both. A
> dialogue box opens and it appears to be opening/saving, but when it has
> finished it neither opens or has saved. I have tried to amend the .exe to
> .doc, but I don't have the option to do this.
> PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP!!! I don't have the money, time or resources to
> purchase and revert back to XP.