Downloading software vanishes after the using Save

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Xavier, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Xavier

    Xavier Guest

    Yes, it's sadly true. You can't Save a file after a download. It vanishes.
    Here is the scenario, try it (I'm interested in your feedback):

    Go to ATI's site and download the Vista Catalyst beta drivers. Do a search
    for Vista under ATI's knowledge base. Select "Catalyst Beta Driver..., then
    select the driver download link. In my case it was:

    Select the Save button from the dialogue popup.
    Select Save again.

    Now here's the fun part. Make sure the folder C:\Users\"your
    username"\Desktop is open. That way you can watch after the download has
    finished as the above file ati_LH_RC0_32.exe is written to that folder (whish
    has read/write privileges BTW),
    then watch as your file suddenly disappears into the Twilight Zone.

    The file cannot be searched. It's hocus pocus.

    Isn't Vista beta 2 wonderful?

    I wish someone from Microsoft could tell us how we can solve this rather
    thorny issue. :)

    Xavier (IT Professional)
    Xavier, Jun 16, 2006
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  2. Xavier

    Xavier Guest

    I found out a little more. Apparently after it's downloaded, Vista loads the
    file to be installed. If you open Task Manager, you'll see:

    0% of ati_LH_RC0_32.exe from Completed.

    It's getting loaded into volatile memory and there fails.

    So, where do we go in IE 7+ to configure the download process??
    Xavier, Jun 16, 2006
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  3. Xavier

    AMDX2 Guest

    file a bug using the feedback link on the desktop, dont use feedback, but
    click the bug reporting tool option.
    AMDX2, Jun 16, 2006
  4. Xavier

    Larry Guest

    I had the same trouble go to tools internet options advanced ( Restore
    Internet Options the bottom option ) this will get the downloads working
    Larry, Jun 16, 2006
  5. Xavier

    milleron Guest

    I didn't try that particular file, but I can download files to my
    Desktop with IE7, and they do not vanish.
    Do you have this vanishing problem with all files or just that one?
    milleron, Jun 17, 2006
  6. Xavier

    Xavier Guest

    All files.

    Xavier, Jun 18, 2006
  7. Had the same problem on one of my installs.
    FireFox worked fine in that case.

    Kai-Uwe v. d. Ohe, Jun 18, 2006
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