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Hi mate, it won't attach says this file extension is not allowed to be uploaded to the site. It's a massive log, takes up more space than is allowed in one post. I tried to attach it as a word document but it wouldnt. It's 525 pages long :whistling: !! Can I eMail it or failing that split into 2or3 and do multiple posts. Don't wanna clog the system up though!

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Edited by adamhaynes, 09 May 2006 - 04:58 AM.

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zip the file then attach it
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Blinding idea, why didn't I think of that?! :whistling:
File is attached...

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you seem to have a lot of files that are not downloading properly

navigate to

C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$

Delete that folder (and the numerous updates in it--folders starting with KB??????)

Re-visit windows update
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Hi There
Thank you for your help and suggestions. The suggestion posted by lorothrigs: Yesterday, 10:30 PM seems to have solved all my windows update problems. So once again thank you for all your help.
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Hey

Where is the $hf_mig$ folder? I can't find one anywhere. There do seem to be lots of text files in the Windows folder beginning KB (the update numbers) should I remove those?

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it's a hidden folder...open up a file search (start > search > for files and folders) and make sure that you click the advanced settings then click to look in hidden and system folders then put $hf_mig$ in the search box...and search..it should find it..you can delete the folder from the search window
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It's a file right? Can I delete that? There's no folder but a hidden file by that name yes...
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it's actually a hidden folder....there MAY be things inside of it that are also hidden from view...just delete the whole folder as gerry suggested (now that you've found it)
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No there's no folder just a file by that name...

Sorry! :whistling:
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when you do the search for $hf_mig$ you get only one result right? what does the icon look like?
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Yeah one result that's it. Just a file with the icon you see when there is no application linked to that file type (if I'd try to open it it would give me a list of recommended programmes I can open it with).
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delete it
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Bang on! Is downloading and installing the updates as I write this.
Thanks so much, I'll be back to let you know the final result later, or, if I have any further problems with it!
Until then.... thanks again
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thanks for stepping in dsenett,

Normally, it is a folder

IF the folder is not there, and it is a FILE, that means the screwup occured very early in the download--ie, rather than creating a folder to put the updates in, something went awary and the folder was not created, but a file with the same name was.

The error you were getting was telling you that "Hey, I cannot put the updates in the folder for some reason."

You should, when updates are done, have a folder there with the same name.
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