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#1 vishwam anatham

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:07 AM

what is difference between directly downloading a software and downloading through down loader


if i download a software i could find it in my system which i use it later for installing even in other systems


but i downloaded  a software through en.softonic down loader  and i could not find the file and it automatically started installation 


how did it happen please tell me briefly




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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:13 PM

It depends in part on the kind of software you are downloading. A lot of software downloads start off by downloading an installer which needs to be 'run' to install the actual application. Some software comes, as it were, complete and may just install.


It also depends on your browser settings. IE, by default, offers three options when you donwload a file 'Run / Save / Cancel'. If you click 'Run', the file will immediately start to run as soon as the download is complete. Firefox, by default, only offers the choices 'Save / Cancel'. If, as I do, you have it set to ask for a 'Save' location, you then get the the 'Save as' dialogue box, save it and then run it. If it isn't set to ask for a location, then it will save it into your downloads folder in MyDocs.


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