On a PC...

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Redsquall, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Redsquall

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    I'm a Mac user, but I'm on someone else's laptop, and I downloaded something that someone else should probably never see, and it said it was downloading it to the Desktop, but when I looked, it wasn't there.

    Any idea how I could possibly search for it to delete it? Someone will find it sooner or later if I don't, I'm sure.
     
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    click start... then click "search" and type in the name of whatever it was you downloaded. Select the drive you want to check (usually the c: drive) and click search. It should come up with it there
     
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    Thank you! Yeah, it was kind of obvious, but yeah.

    Hmm, can't find it. Could it be that the file just opened the application and didn't download it to the Desktop?
     
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    Don't forget to remove it from the recycle bin. ALSO, it isn't a PC, you are using an OS. PC vs Mac annoys me to no end. PC is personal computer, not the OS. Mac is the computer, not the OS. And in that case 'PC' is much better because of all the hardware options. PC doesn't automatically mean Windows, nor does Mac automatically mean OSX, or Leopard. Intel macs can have boot camp, while PCs can be installed with the many many flavors of Linux (kubuntu happens to be one of my favorites).
     
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    Try doing a search for all new files in the past 24 hours. If it doesn't show up there, or by the file name, it is possible the download didn't finish. But if the file executed a program, it probably did.

    Hope it wasn't donkey porn, hahaha. JK, if they find something, just say a whole punch of pop ups and downloads happened after clicking a link while chatting or something.

    I used Redhat many years ago.
    I'm attempting to build a home audio system based on linux, using yellowdog and an old iBook. :fingersx:
     
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    I've used Fedora, but never the actual redhat distro. Oh and good luck on the audio system!
     
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    Thank you!
    Nice to know if I ever post a thread about wine and linux, someone will know what I'm talking about. :hug:
     
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    You're welcome! :hug:
    I love Wine, because it uses it's own name in the acronym. :tongue: It's also quite handy.
     
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    It'll be in the temporary files too, I expect.
    I've done the same thing and it's a bugger to find.
    Also check all the download files it could be in one of those... there can be one in my docs as well as on the c drive.

    If it's vista as well, it's probably else where too... I deleted some pics off there but they still pop up everynow and again!! :O
     
  10. ManlyBanisters

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    Click on Start, Run, type explorer

    On the top bar of menus click on Tools, then Folder Options

    Click on the View tab (2nd)

    You will see the screen shown in foptions.jpg (attached)


    Make sure that Show hidden file and folders is selected (highlighted in the picture)

    Repeat the search as per Denise's instructions - it helps if you know what the filename was or, failing that, the file extension. Was it an avi, or a mpg or something else?

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    I have to admit you're a phukhin' good lil' lady.:cool:
    ('Pity,' he said.:biggrin1:)
     
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    :wiggle: “Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.” - Goldsmith :wink:
     
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    :wiggle:Goldsmith is right ... and irrelevant. For the Rubester doesn't pity you ... he just observes that it's a pity that you are a woman and hence not a candidate for the full range of his all-embracing earth-moving lurve.:cool:
     
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    Start > Search

    More Advanced Options > Search Hidden Files and Folders

    Type the filename or part of it or the extension etc.

    Arrange the results by Date Created. If its there, it will show up. If it doesn't show up then it isn't on the computer.
     
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    Did you download the file with IE or firefox or?? If you downloaded it with firefox you can launch firefox > click tools > click downloads > find the download you are looking for > then right click and click "Open Containing Folder" :)
     
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