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:

    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/ati_LH_RC0_32.exe

    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 a248.e.akamai.net 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
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    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
    again
     
    Larry, Jun 16, 2006
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  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
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  6. Xavier

    Xavier Guest

    All files.

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

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