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  1. #41



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    Re: downloaded files disappear...actually never appear

    I've found a solution to this problem on Microsoft's Support website. It took me a long time to find it so I thought I'd register here (this forum) and post the findings for everyone.

    http://www.microsoft.com.nsatc.net/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.private.security.spyware.appcompat&tid=f50cd181-a525-4ebc-985f-9d2267ce412b&cat=en_US_d02fc761-3f6b-402c-82f6-ba1a8875c1a7〈=en&cr=&sloc=en-us&m=1&p=1

    Read the thread to the very end. Bill Sanderson from MS describes some steps to edit the registry to fix the downloading problem. The culprit was found to not be only AVG but any number of anti-virus software that may have been installed in the past and has left a registry which in turns stuffs up the whole system. Good luck and I hope it helps.

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  3. #42



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    Re: downloaded files disappear...actually never appear

    I tried the registry fix from Bill Sanderson and that didn't work. I have a PC from a customer that is doing this same problem.
    It’s Running AVG 8.0 in Windows Vista Home Premium SP1. I can't get files to download anywhere. I tried everything I could find on the net and NADA. If I uninstalled AVG the downloads would work. Reinstall AVG and BAM - problem returns.
    Until I did this -
    I removed the hard drive and connected it to a different machine (Windows XP based) and performed a file system check and repair on the Vista OS drive. Reinstalled the drive and PRESTO, back in business. Files are downloading and staying put now with AVG installed. Others without a 2nd PC or knowledge on how to remove the drive can try this within Windows Vista by right clicking the C: drive and going to properties, then tools tab, Error-Checking/Check now button.
    Let me know if this works.

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  4. #43



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    Re: downloaded files disappear...actually never appear

    Problem here resolved (Vista64 Ultimate SP1).
    I followed this thread and went into Control panel | User Accounts
    to 'Turn User Account Control On or Off' and ticked the box then realised that UAC had been off already so I unticked the box again.
    However while i was in User Accounts I looked at 'change your account type' and selected 'Administrator' and then restarted the computer after which download (Firefox) now OK !
    I don't know why this worked because my account was 'administrator' originally, so no changes were made other than to 'toggle' the UAC on/off and 'Account Type' values.
    Hopefully this may help others, there are apparantly a number of different reported solutions to this problem and this is another

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  5. #44



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    Re: downloaded files disappear...actually never appear

    Today I downloaded a .rar archive, with four files in it. When I try to unrar it, the files disappear from the folder. I tried to unrar them again, and got the "The file already exist..." message. I tried everything described in the thread with the same result, the files went missing. Finally, I tried to unrar one file to another location, and managed to get a hold of the file, and in the properties I noticed that the file had the hidden tag activated. I turn on the view hidden files and folders, and there they were, all of them. I don't have AVG (I use the Norton Protectin Center). I had a HP notebook, with Vista Home Premium 32bit.

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    Re: downloaded files disappear...actually never appear

    Defenitly a problem with AVG. Problem started a few days ago. Im using Vista Ultimate, 32-Bit. Had AVG installed on it for about a month. For some reason after an avg update and a few windows update, after I restarted the pc, this same problem everyone is having started. Finally was able to get avg uninstalled after a few trys, the first couple times it failed, wasnt able to stop the avg service. Anyway right after avg was uninstalled I was able to download and save files no problem. Even before I restarted my pc to complete the avg uninstallation like it asked me to.

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