problems with downloading and unzipping files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by SeB, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. SeB

    SeB Guest

    Hi,

    I am using Vista since about february and never had any problems, until
    yesterday.
    I got a new mainboard and cpu and made a completely new and clean
    installation of Vista. First of the time everything went good, but suddenly I
    was unable to
    - download files via Internet Explorer
    - extract files via Windows Zip/Unzip-Tool

    Especially the download-problems are a little bit strange:
    IE downloads the files. It also copies the files from the temporary memory
    to the selected destination. Everything seems normal, but the file never
    appears at the destination. Unzipping is the same. Everything looks normal,
    but the file simply is not there...
    The Problems are only with IE and the Win Zip-Tool, when I use Firefox,
    downloads are no problem. Also WinRar works for unzipping.

    I guess it could be an option of the Explorer or Internet Explorer, that is
    wrong set. Could somebody give me a hint?

    Thanks
    Sebastian
     
    SeB, Jul 27, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    dean-dean, Jul 30, 2007
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    murrayfield Guest

    I have the same problem.. I have been seraching for an answer and have asked
    HP for help, looked everywhere (so it feels), tried everything. I would like
    to find the answer too.
     
    murrayfield, Jul 30, 2007
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  4. SeB

    murrayfield Guest

    thanks dean-dean but part of the problem is that it is not possible to
    download any file using IE7, not even repair patches or new versions of
    explorer.

    regards, dismal.
     
    murrayfield, Jul 30, 2007
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  5. SeB

    SeB Guest

    Thanks for your answer, but it did not work.
    The problem seems to be a little bit more difficult. I tried to fix the
    associations, but it is always the same.

    I had a closer look to the IE now and saw, that it dowloads the files
    correctly to a temporary folder. It also tries to copy them from this folder
    to the chosen destination. Then the downloaded files are deleted from the
    temporary folder, but do not appear at the final destination. I guess, that
    it could be a rights-problem. It looks like the IE does not have
    writing-rights at all. I do not know, if this is caused by the firewall
    (Norton) or Vista. I will try my best to find out.

    regards
    Sebastian
     
    SeB, Jul 30, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    Just to be clear, murrayfield is having a problem with .zip files in
    particular. You seem to be having problems with downloading all files. Can
    you download files using, for example, Firefox? Are you saying that Vista's
    Control Panel > Windows Update is not working either? If you are running
    Vista, there aren't any downloads available for installing Internet
    Explorer.
     
    dean-dean, Jul 30, 2007
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  7. SeB

    dean-dean Guest

    Just to be clear, murrayfield is having a problem with .zip files in
    particular. You seem to be having problems with downloading all files. Can
    you download files using, for example, Firefox? Are you saying that Vista's
    Control Panel > Windows Update is not working either? If you are running
    Vista, there aren't any downloads available for installing Internet
    Explorer.
     
    dean-dean, Jul 30, 2007
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  8. SeB

    dean-dean Guest

    Correction:
    Just to be clear, SeB (Sebastian) is having a problem with .zip files...
     
    dean-dean, Jul 30, 2007
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    murrayfield Guest

    hi dean-dean

    yes, i am having problems downloading all using IE7. I havent got Firefox
    and cant download it either..because of this problem. I can access the
    control panel and see the updates but believe that they are not installed..
    same problem.

    so it is seemingly a problem that cant be fixed as anything i need to
    download i cant get with IE7. I have noticed though tha if i forward an
    email to my other email address which uses Outlook then I can download any
    attachment normally.

    I feel like trying to submerge the laptop in teh bath.. it probably wont
    work but it will provide closure.

    regards
    murrayfield
     
    murrayfield, Jul 30, 2007
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  10. SeB

    SeB Guest

    No... I have 2 problems:

    First: IE7 does not download anything. He just pretends to do ;)
    Second: ZIP-Files cannot be unzipped with the Vista built-in ZIP-Tool.

    For downloading Firefox works pretty well. There are not such problems.
    For unzipping WinRar also works. The ZIP-Files are not the big problem
    anymore, because I now use WinRar as standard-handler for compressed files.
    So I do not have to use the Vista-Tool.
    But it is a little bit weird, that I always have to switch from one browser
    to another (IE to FF) when I want to download something.

    So as I said before, I think, that there are problems with IE-writing-rights.
     
    SeB, Jul 30, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    Yes, submerging the laptop is one solution. Troubleshooting one thing at a
    a time, go to Control Panel > Windows Update, and try to install just one
    KB******** update listed, unchecking all the others. Do you get an error
    message? If so, does it give a code number?
     
    dean-dean, Jul 30, 2007
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    murrayfield Guest

    hi dean-dean..

    thanks for help..went to control panel and see updates have been installed
    succesfully. sorry for mis leading you, i meant that i feared they hadnt
    been installed... what next?

    regards
     
    murrayfield, Jul 30, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    Hi SeB. Before a downloaded file is transferred to your chosen folder
    location, its parts, so to speak, are downloaded to the Temporary Internet
    Files folder. Try this. Go to IE7 > Tools > Internet Options, and, on the
    General tab, click on Settings, under the "Browsing history" section. In
    the new window, next to "Disk space to use", try putting it at an
    amount at least half of the highest number of what it says as
    "(Recommended)"; for example, if it says 50- 250MB, try at least 125MB (the
    default is 50, which is usually enough for browsing). Click OK. Back on
    the General tab, under "Browsing history" again, click on Delete, then click
    on Temporary Internet Files. Try a download again.
     
    dean-dean, Jul 30, 2007
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