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My Downloads disappear

By slaramie ·
For the past month or so whenever i download anything from the internet to my desktop or to the network the downloads disappear. It show that the download is going and completes. But cant find it on my desktop of anywhere. I do a search on my local pc and it isnt anywhere on the pc. Im running windows xp sp2.

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by w2ktechman In reply to My Downloads disappear

It must be downloading to a different location. When downloading, are you selecting the destination as your desktop? If not, it could be going into several other places, most likely the "My Downloads" folder

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Having same prob

by gk.travis75 In reply to

I have the same problem and I will have the folder that I am downloading the file into open, and watch the download complete, the file will be in the folder for a second, and all of the sudden it vanishes. I do a search for the file and it is no where. This just started today after I upgraded firefox to 3.0.8, however it does this when I use IE7 as well. I don't have AVG so i dont think it can be that...I dunno what to think and I am very frustrated.

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by slaramie In reply to My Downloads disappear

Im defenitely pointing it to my desktop. No matter where i point its never there.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to My Downloads disappear

When the download is starting, in download window don’t check “Close window after download complete”, so after the download is finished you will see a window with a message if you want to go to the downloaded file.

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by slaramie In reply to My Downloads disappear

I tried that also. The box will stay there but the download is no where to be found. Very bizarre. Please keep the suggestions coming, i dont wanna rebuild my pc. I also tried rebuilding my profile. No go.

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by DugaDugDug In reply to My Downloads disappear

Does the problem still occur if you do it via another profile? Does anything show up in Event Viewer?

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by DugaDugDug In reply to

Also, try to download something and after it says it has been completed, manually check your local cache to see if it has placed the file there (or a copy of the broken file, I suspect the downloads are not completing even though you receive a message indicating otherwise).

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by w2ktechman In reply to My Downloads disappear

does the logged on user have permissions for this? Have you logged on as another user, does it still happen?
Is the system setup for multiple monitors? If so, could it be on the 'other' monitor?

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by slaramie In reply to My Downloads disappear

It is actually on my machine, God like rights on the network. I also had another tech sigh in on my pc and he also cannot download anything..

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by harrybuttich In reply to My Downloads disappear

The same thing is happening to me. When I download a file to the Desktop, or anywhere else, it disappears after completion. When I use Netscape to download it, everything works like it should. I think this started happening after I installed IE 7 b2. But now that I uninstalled and upgraded to IE 7 b3, the same thing continues to happen. It sucks. I'm almost at the point of rebuilding. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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