Unable to download exe file

By srpremkumar
Jun 29, 2011
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  1. I have an account with Adrive for cloud storing of files. I have been uploading and downloading very big files (including exe files) regularly without any problem so far. Recently I uploaded a file 'gimp-help.exe' (about 23mb). When I tried to download it to my laptop, the download page of the Google Chrome showed the downloading process and when it was completed, and when I clicked on the file nothing happened. The file is not there in my download folder also. Can someone solve this mystery please?
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,022   +51

    It's possible the file did download, but you will have to open 'Gimp' to see and use it.
    Even it is damaged or lost, you can read it online.
  3. srpremkumar

    srpremkumar TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thank you!
    Help online is always available for GIMP.
    But I wanted to install it inside GIMP for instant reference.
    Probably the file I downloaded was damaged.
    Thanks once again.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,455   +1,759

    Google Chrome was your first mistake. (Yeah I know, that's argumentative).

    Anyway, Firefox has a right click option in its download manager. "open containing folder". Using that you would instantly be able to locate any errant download.

    (IDK if Chrome has this option, as I don't use it).

    Plan "B", would be to also open the GIMP program folder itself, to see it the file self installed there.

    A bad download will register as "0 Bytes" in its properties.
  5. srpremkumar

    srpremkumar TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I found that the file which I could not download had some malware and my antivirus software had been quaratining that file. So I dropped the idea of installing the help files in the GIMP program. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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