Download problem

By machfee
Sep 13, 2008
  1. please could you help.when i try to download ,a message comes up saying the directory is invalid,i dont know what i have done to get this problem.
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    When you attempt a download and it asks you where to save it, what is the EXACT name of the path and folder that you use?

    eg, C:\Documents and Settings\CCT\Downloads\
  3. machfee

    machfee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    download problems

  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    And if you tell the downloader to save the download in C:\desktop, what happens?
  5. machfee

    machfee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i dont have permission to save in this location 'contact the asks would you like to save in the ecs.LH-EFSSDIBUCJQ folder instead but it opens the folder and a desk top symbol appears.but to no avail,thanks
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    I came across this (if you have Vista):

    "Start > type "run" > on the new window type "msconfig" > click on the "Tools" tab > Scroll to "Disable UAC" and click on "Launch". Restart and try running any setup from anywhere on your computer.

    I found that on another forum. Try it and see if it works.
    If it does then you need to figure out how to use vista's "UAC" thing because I don't know."
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    In the future please be detailed with your questions.
    Your problem is that you are not the computer administrator and you are trying to download into a protected area. Either log on as the administrator or have the admin give you the rights.
  8. machfee

    machfee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks CTT that worked, TEDSTER,i am not too good understanding, the tech.side to computing yet.and in future i will try to be more specific.
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