Zip file downloads.


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    Zip file downloads.


    I have been struggling with tweaking my newly restored Win 10.
    Nearly every set of instructions that I follow is wrong. I am continuously downloading the same program repeatedly.
    I am doing tasks two or three times before it fully responds.

    It can't be just me.

    To this end, I downloaded and installed a zip file.
    It correctly points to open with 7Zip.

    This program did not leave a desktop icon, which is okay. It didn't immediately launch, which is okay. I couldn't find it when searching my Download folder, which is not okay.

    As I clicked on the downloaded file (Firefox downloads), it asked me if I wanted to repair or remove, so I checked repair.
    Same thing happened.
    If it's not being saved in my Download folder, I assume I have to look in temp, but that is not normal or acceptable.

    I'll return to ask about the other programs and actions that failed to work - another time.
    Either Win10 is continuously changing and making non-MS programs harder to work with Win/Office, or the essence of Win 10 is as bad as I've been saying that is is for a while.

    Thank you.
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    In FF, when you right click on the file in downloads there's "Open Containing Folder" option, that should open folder with downloaded file. I don't know what you mean by "Installed zip file" ? Its either downloaded or opened by specified default program.
    Zip and other archived files have option to open it immediately upon download and that doesn't write the file on the disk. Other option is to only download the file to folder specified in FF options (you can change that).
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  4. Posts : 101
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
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    [QUOTE= when you right click on the file in downloads there's "Open Containing Folder" option, that should open folder with downloaded file. [/QUOTE]

    Yes, of course, you can't install a zip file. I think what I meant to say is that even if I told 7Zip to open, I thought it should still be in downloaded files. I probably Rt Clicked the first time, but not the second or third. You clearly wrote "to open - 'upon download.'"

    I am very familiar with choosing to read PDFs by using Open instead of Save, so that I don't have to go through remove and delete routine. With certain things I have a more predictable pattern - with PDFs, I have to read it to know its value. (Open with Browser wasn't an option for a long time.) With zips, I had already evaluated the tool and knew that I would keep it.

    Maybe I just screwed up.
    A full day after the fact, I don't know what to say. Sometimes I am very smart and sometimes I am not.

    (Slartybart - Thank you for the FF lesson.)
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