Disappearing downloads with Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by merls23, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. merls23

    merls23 New Member

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    Hey all.

    I am having a minor (But very annoying) issue with Windows 7. Everytime I download anything using a browser (Doesnt matter if its Firefox, explorer or Shiretoko) the download goes as normal, then when it finishes, it just disappears. Doersnt matter where I save it to, what im downloading or which browser I ues. Every time, it disapears.

    Its driving me batty.

    I have used numerous browsers and builds of browsers - no love tho.

    Here are my specs -

    AVG 8.5
    Firefox 3.1 + Shiretoko
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7000) (7000.winmain_win7beta.081212-1400)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    System Model: AWRDACPI
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, ~2.0GHz
    Memory: 3070MB RAM


    Any ideas?

    merls
     
  2. GomJabbar

    GomJabbar Senior Member

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    I use Opera 10 alpha, build 1285 and have no problem saving to the Download folder under my user name. Not sure what your problem is.
     
  3. balcy24

    balcy24 Senior Member

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    I am having the same issue, it either downloads then disappears or is saved as a zero byte file. I am using 32 bit Firefox or 64 bit IE.
     
  4. merls23

    merls23 New Member

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    This is exactly the problem I had.

    It might be AVG related - I deleted that and installed Avira - and it seems to be working with Shiretoko now - havent checked with firefox etc.
     
  5. balcy24

    balcy24 Senior Member

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    That is kind of what I was thinking. I just uninstalled AVG and installed Avast...

    That did the trick. It was AVG stopping files from saving correctly...
     
    #5 balcy24, Apr 11, 2009
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  6. bizi bri bri

    bizi bri bri New Member

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    Yep AVG issue

    I too had this problem after uninstalling AVG, problem was no more :razz:
     

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