Try to download the same file again. This time, note carefully not only the
name that the file will be saved as, but the full PATHNAME of WHERE IE plans
to save it. Then, either go ahead and download the file again, or cancel
the new download. And then look for your file in the pathname that you saw.
Or, if you know the name of the file you saved, open a Command Prompt
(CMD.exe) and use the old Dir command (from the days when Folders were
Directories). At the command prompt, enter:
Dir c:\<filename> /s /a
The C:\ will start you in the Root of Drive C:. In the <filename>, you can
use the "?" and "*" wildcards, as usual. The /a switch will show you All
files, even those with Hidden attributes. And the /s switch will show files
in all subdirectories. In other words, if there is a file by that name
anywhere on Drive C:, this command will show it.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 RC 7100
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Sun, 3 May 2009 08:15:14 +0100, "Gordon" <email@example.com>
>><firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> I am having trouble saving files from the internet. I can not even
>>> install from files from the internet.
>>> I do a save as, give a file name, the file downloads with a download
>>> status bar displayed and then nothing. I try to search for the file
>>> and it is not saved.
>>> I have been using IE8, I installed firefox and find the same issue. I
>>> had to put firefox on a pen drive from another PC to install.
>>> Everything seems to work but saves no file.
>>> Is there a magic setting that could be causing this?
>>> I have a homebuild running Vista Home Premium with current updates.
>>> I have XP on another drive in the PC that works fine. I swap between
>>> the two OS using CMOS settings at boot. THE XP works fine
>>To add to what Dave said, why are you "giving the file a name"? Why not
>>use the name that the file already has?
> I just use the default or given name. I do not change it.