When I download a file to my desktop it's hidden until I right click and click refresh. After that I can see it. If I go through windows explorer and click on "Desktop" I can see the files even though they are invisible when I go to my desktop. Windows 7 is the most miserable OS I have ever used. It's nothing but problems caused by lousy, sloppy programming they tried to hide with completely useless flash that, in itself causes even more problems. It really pisses me off that from this point on, this is the only option... that is until windows 8 comes out, and I'm sure that will be even worse. If I could find software for Linux that does what I need to do I'd drop this giant heap of garbage faster than you could say "I hate 7".