Can't find downloaded file

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Annie, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Annie

    Annie Guest

    I cannot 'find' a file after downloading from the internet. ????? I
    downloaded PSP X and at first it wouldn't let me download to my C:
    drive...what's up with that? (that's a totally different question that I'd
    love an answer to) So I downloaded PSP to the folder that was named my name,
    Anne. I cannot find this file, but can find the folder, altho when I went to
    download again (thinking it never made it to my computer), it shows it's
    there and asks me if I want to rewrite it. Aaaar

    Has anyone figured this out?



    P.S. This is only my 2nd day on my new computer with Vista. :)
    Annie, Sep 9, 2007
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  2. Annie

    There are some folder locations in Vista that are heavily restricted for
    certain operations. You should not try to download files to areas such as,
    C: (root), C:\Program Files, or C:\Windows.

    If you download to these locations, you should see a popup message warning
    that you cannot download to this folder. If you do not see this message, the
    files are usually handled by the Virtualization component. Open Windows
    Explorer and go to the folder where you downloaded the files. In the Command
    Bar, you should see a "Compatibility Files" button. Click this button and
    you will be taken to the folder where the downloaded files are located.
    (Usually C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\Virtual Store).
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Sep 9, 2007
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  3. Annie

    Annie Guest

    Thanks, this makes sense, but I still can't find it. I know I changed the
    destination thinking it 'should' be on the C: drive but to no's
    hiding. I'm going to try and reinstall.
    Annie, Sep 10, 2007
  4. Annie

    A Guest

    OK Ronnie, here's what happened when I tried to re-download....a box came up
    and did indeed show the destination of my previously downloaded file. It
    'is' in the folder you said it would be but under compatibility, there is
    'no' Windows Vista. Only XP, 98, etc. Therefore, I'm assuming that's why it
    won't open. It's Paint Shop Pro X. I'll try on their website for further
    directions but I'm hoping I just have to download a patch and it will be

    Thanks again!
    A, Sep 10, 2007
  5. Annie

    OK, please let us know what you find.
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Sep 10, 2007
  6. Annie

    Annie Guest

    I'm so frustrated!!! I've downloaded PSP twice, because I couldn't find the
    first one this evening (altho I did last night) and can't find either file
    now. As soon as the download is done, I click 'run' and nothing happens. I
    can't install cuz I can't find.

    I just don't know what else to do. Why is Vista so darn hard to figure out.
    I loved XP!
    Annie, Sep 12, 2007
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