cannot open downloaded files in firefox

Posted: 11-05-2008, 02:05 AM

I used to use microsoft xp and recently bought a new computer an
installed firefox. I can download files, however, unlike before,
cannot open them as a "grey icon" comes up and when i look in th
directory i have downloaded to, there is NO file. I've tried this
billion times and it takes 10 minutes to download something on m
computer, it'll never ever appear

I can download files perfectly with internet explorer but I really lik
using firefox and would love some help on this

Thank

zsmal

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cannot open downloaded files in firefox


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Re: cannot open downloaded files in firefox
Posted: 11-05-2008, 01:04 PM
zsmall wrote:
>
> I used to use microsoft xp and recently bought a new computer and
> installed firefox. I can download files, however, unlike before, i
> cannot open them as a "grey icon" comes up and when i look in the
> directory i have downloaded to, there is NO file. I've tried this a
> billion times and it takes 10 minutes to download something on my
> computer, it'll never ever appear.
>
> I can download files perfectly with internet explorer but I really like
> using firefox and would love some help on this.
Your post is a little confusing. Are you running Vista or XP? If Vista, to
which directory are you trying to download? In Firefox's options, set the
download directory to either the Desktop or to your user Downloads folder.
The latter will be C:\Users\your-user-name\Downloads.

Please post back with clarification.

Malke
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