Hopefully I will get some tech support otherwise, I will have to advise everybody to avoid Windows Vista and Windows 7 like the plague. you're going to want to open the Downloads folder. Please let us know if anything worked for you or if you have any other ideas. It takes less than a minute and is completely free! http://brrian.net/windows-vista/unable-to-download-anything-in-vista.html
I can't open anything I download. I will warn you that Firefox has an unfortunate habit of breaking the Norton (toolbar) integration every time they do one of their multitudinous updates...but Norton is so used to that Report Mohamed- Jul 6, 2010 03:45AM Thank you sooooooooooooo much man. Thanks a ton. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/unable-to-download-or-open-e-mail-attachments/5f819762-dca5-489e-ba51-89bc387d037a
by bigdeniro / May 20, 2006 1:29 AM PDT In reply to: cannot download anything Free download manager,but Windows will not download without the Free download manager.-George Flag Permalink This was The problem is, that firefox by default tries to scan the files for viruses. Helpful +1 Report ED Apr 25, 2009 11:30AM Hi People, Uninstalling my Esetnod32 antivirus was my solution.
Report kurapika- Dec 5, 2009 11:13AM yes AVG was the problem, ive uninstalled it & now I can open my downloads... In the darker column to the right (with the Documents, pictures, music etc. Next, right click Attachments > select New > DWORD (32-bit). Windows Vista Wont Download Anything This procedure should ensure that nothing on your PC is blocking downloads.
This worked great and now we are using Firefox as our Default Browser ... Can't Open Downloads On Vista If it works then you will have to check Your security or firewall configuration.Or sometimes you may even have to uninstall your Security software, then reinstall it. Select the Internet zone and click on the Custom level button. None of these problems ever happened with Windows XP.
A CCM membership gives you access to additional options. Vista Wont Open Downloads While NOT advisable, you may temporarily disable this scanning feature via your browser settings, if you are sure that the file to be downloaded is safe.. Solutions Check whether the file type is supported by the AOL software Your AOL software can open only certain types of files. How does one check for Administrator Download Rights ?
Disable them one at a time, and remember to switch them back on once they've been ruled out. useful reference Everything has worked fine since then. Can't Open Downloaded Files Windows Vista Download the file again The file types supported by the AOL software may not open if the downloaded file is damaged. Vista Won't Install Programs In such a case, the download may fail with message Internet Explorer Cannot Download or File couldn't be downloaded.
Help! this content We were surprised how much faster Firefox is than the old ie9 Thank you all for your comments You were a big help Hope this might help someone else BC DistEd2 Helpful +0 Report rebecca Jul 8, 2009 10:44AM I had AVG 7.5 and 8 on my computer but had previously uninstalled them. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: I cannot download anything over the internet(files or attach This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by Windows Vista Not Downloading Files
The R&R Tool will correct that, unless something deeper is at work. One download after another nowhre to be found. Other file types to try: txt and jpg. weblink View accepted solution CB1 Visitor2 Reg: 13-Jan-2014 Posts: 5 Solutions: 1 Kudos: 1 Kudos0 Cannot download anything on Vista Computer for the last few weeks Posted: 13-Jan-2014 | 5:46PM • 8
I will keep hunting and pecking away,until either A: I find a solution on my own,or B: Someone else comes up with a fix.-George Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse Vista Exe Won't Run However, I'm unable to uninstall AVG; it wouldn't let me. I watch the files download to the download directory as PART files (I've tried on IE and FF; same result).
I've tried everything including reindexing. To identify the file type of a downloaded file 1. Some systems do this slower than others. About:config Thanks Kardous again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report wwwgjsnet- Nov 13, 2008 03:53PM SAME AS JASMINE. I'm stuck using IE which is so inferior (in my opinion ) to firefox. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - WINDOWS 7 - Windows VISTA - WinXP SPx - DOWNLOAD DEFECT by KenFromMS / August 8, 2011 10:22 AM PDT In reply to: check over here It's either a (security?) setting, an erroneous registry entry, (despite all your searches) some malware or - on the contrary - some overly active security software.Your 'anything' seems to mean 'any
Most security software will let it pass. Thanks for the advice everyone was running out of ideas and saved my poor laptop taking a trip threw my window xDHE MY Helpful +0 Report lggrflem Dec 26, 2008 10:21PM AVG 8 paid version was the problem. lol Thanks!
If you can browse web pages but high-volume transfers such as downloads don't work, this can signal a problem with your internet connection. After trying the first solution, check whether you can open the downloaded file or attachment. for anyone not knowing how to do it, go into control panel, click on user accounts, then click it again, then look for the option to turn it off or on. If possible, head to PC Advisor's Broadband Speedtest and run the test to determine whether your broadband connection is performing as it should.
I purchased Windows and Activated it several times. They were still on the Programs menu so I removed them. Report Mashka- Jan 23, 2009 06:34PM my exact problem! If your AOL software does not support the type of file that you are trying to open, you may need to use an application appropriate for that file type.
Well it's been 2 weeks and I still can't open any programs I download including firefox. I was unable to download from Firefox, the item would sit in the downloads box but could not be clicked on or opened. Do note that some of the steps mentioned above may make your computer less secure. Report josiah- Mar 24, 2009 12:38PM i have the exact same problem has anyone found a way around this???
Set File download to Enable.