Where's my file?

By LWA57 ยท 5 replies
Oct 1, 2006
  1. I just downloaded a file from Techspot.com and I have no idea where it is. I dbl clicked on the download now button and was given a "downloading" message. When the download was complete, the webpage automatically changed to a differant page.
    I used my search command and it claims there is no such file (searched all files and drives). I tried to download twice. Same thing. Does anybody have a clue where I might find the file?
    I am looking for the HiJackThis file. (I have a malware program installed by a theif who's trying to steal my information) MS says this file will help copy the info so they can find a way to get rid of it.
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if you did not set a area for it to dwnld to
    it may be on your desktop
    look for funny new icon
    should tell us what browser you use
    IE no doubt :cool:
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    one more question.. are you using a download manager?
  4. LWA57

    LWA57 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry, I am using XP, IE latest version. The download page had a "download" icon. I dbl clicked on the icon and it stated, ""downloading". It did not give me a location to place the file. When doing a system search, it says file not found.
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    try just clicking on the button once...

    otherwise, right click over the download icon>save target as..

    it should come up with a small grey window with a download bar in the middle (the main window) and then a small explorer type of window will pop up asking you where to save to.
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    with a malware issue try to install firefox use that instead and dwnld again
    could be malware infected IE
    should be options setting in IE to prompt for dwnld place
    most use the desktop as default
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