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'Save Target As' does not work


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timrip

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just recently the 'save target as' function has stopped working for me. i can right click, see the option for 'save target as,' click on it, and being downloading the file, but when it's done downloading i cannot find the file anywhere, even if i save it to a place as simple as my desktop. it's like the file becomes hidden.

i recently installed a new hard drive. this is the only major recent change to my computer.
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You could try a search and see if the default location for saving has changed. If the file is in your system, the fix is going to be different than if the file is never saved at all. When you said "hidden", does that mean you can eventually locate the file? If not, try using the System Restore feature to a date before the problem began and after the additional hard drive was installed.
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i don't know if i can restore the system to that point. the first time i noticed this problem was after the hard drive was installed.

as to whether the files are actually downloading, i suppose i was somewhat ambiguous. they are not showing up at all. i even used the windows 'search' function to look for them in the entire system, and they are not to be found.
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What kind of files are you trying to download? If they are .exe files, for example, is it possible your security software is blocking them? Does this happen with all files you attempt to download or just on specific websites? If no files will download and save, try an SFC first.



Start > Run > cmd > then type

sfc /scannow (note the space)

and you may be prompted for your original XP disk.



sfc - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.

System File Checker (sfc)
Scans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer.



HTH

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