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#1 bgorrah

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:32 AM

Somehow my Download has disappered!  I have always gone to Start, Documents and then Download but it is now gone! Can someone help me. Thanks.,

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

Try searching the file by name from the Start menu
 
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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

Downloads was not in Start menu so I typed it in. Unzipped came up and I clicked on it.  Example came up and I clicked on it.  4 files from 1996 came up.  I clicked on the 1st one.  Windows can't open this file came up and said (.) Use the web service to find the correct program.  I clicked OK.  File Association came up.  At this point I just gave up because I don't understand what they are talking about.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:48 AM

Actually I meant to search for the name of the File downloaded and see where it was downloaded to..
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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:04 PM

Please clarify a few things by answering the following questions:

Did you download one file and now cannot find it?

Are you trying to get to your Downloads folder and not able to?

You state

I have always gone to Start, Documents and then Download


This is a bit confusing because it makes it sound like you have Download in your DOCUMENTS. Once you get to documents is there more to the process you do to get to Download folders, which is in Local Disk C/Users/Your User Name/Downloads.

Are you saying the DOWNLOADS folder is missing from that path?

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:56 PM

Yes, I am trying to get to my Download Folder but it is no longer there. I don't recall doing anything to change it. I have always gone to Start, Documents, Download.  Have I been doing it wrong all this time?


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:57 PM

Actually I meant to search for the name of the File downloaded and see where it was downloaded to..

I'm sorry but I don't remember the name of the file I downloaded.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

READ MY EDIT BELOW AND TRY THAT BEFORE YOU GO THROUGH THE TROUBLE OF SEARCHING FOR DOWNLOADS. WHAT IS SUGGESTED IN THE EDIT WILL BE QUICK EASY FIX IF IT WORKS. If it doesn't then you can search and add it back to the list Sometimes we so caught up in the "complicated" we fail to see the "easy" solutions.

You haven't been doing it wrong if the way you do it gets you to the Downloads folder.

My preferred method of accessing downloads is to put a shortcut to Downloads on my desktop. One click to open as opposed to several clicks to get to it using any other way.

Did you try this


Local Disk C/Users/Your User Name/Downloads


Try this method of searching for it

In Start Menu type your Windows account name downloads.

It will look like this (using my name) evie downloads

IF you see Downloads as a returned result, RIGHT click the word Downloads, then use either of these methods to find it on your computer:

1) choose Properties/Location tab which will tell you where the folder is located

OR

2) Open folder location. For me, it opens C/Users/my user name
 
Another option:
 
Since you don't remember the name of the file you downloaded, look through your Internet History. This might send you back to the page you downloaded it from.  Click Download. You won't have to download the file, all you want to do is look at the name of the file which you can use to search for it.  Type the file name into your search box.
 
If it's found you can use #2 above to get to it and see where it's located.

edit to add: I now see what you are talking about when you said you go to My Documents then Downloads.
I've never paid attention to the Favorites listings. Most of my attention when I open Explorer is usually on Library's.

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Try this to RESTORE the link to Downloads.

RIGHT click on the word Favorites.

Choose Restore favorite links. That should put it back. I tested this by removing Downloads from the list, then Restoring. It worked.
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Edited by Queen-Evie, 15 January 2014 - 03:04 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

Try looking in C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads where USERNAME is the name of your user account.  You might also try C:\Users\USERNAME\My Documents.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

Mu download folder lost its self on my laptop, I did the simple thing!  I right clicked in the usual place the folder was added a new folder and named it downloads, it has worked just fine since then.  That may not turn up your down load but it will recieve them from then on!

 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:02 AM

Try looking in C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads where USERNAME is the name of your user account.  You might also try C:\Users\USERNAME\My Documents.

I did as you suggested but  all  I got was "No items match your search."


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:04 AM

Mu download folder lost its self on my laptop, I did the simple thing!  I right clicked in the usual place the folder was added a new folder and named it downloads, it has worked just fine since then.  That may not turn up your down load but it will recieve them from then on!

 

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I did as you suggested but all I got was "Show all folders and expand to current folder."


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:12 AM

READ MY EDIT BELOW AND TRY THAT BEFORE YOU GO THROUGH THE TROUBLE OF SEARCHING FOR DOWNLOADS. WHAT IS SUGGESTED IN THE EDIT WILL BE QUICK EASY FIX IF IT WORKS. If it doesn't then you can search and add it back to the list Sometimes we so caught up in the "complicated" we fail to see the "easy" solutions.

You haven't been doing it wrong if the way you do it gets you to the Downloads folder.

My preferred method of accessing downloads is to put a shortcut to Downloads on my desktop. One click to open as opposed to several clicks to get to it using any other way.

Did you try this


Local Disk C/Users/Your User Name/Downloads


Try this method of searching for it

In Start Menu type your Windows account name downloads.

It will look like this (using my name) evie downloads

IF you see Downloads as a returned result, RIGHT click the word Downloads, then use either of these methods to find it on your computer:

1) choose Properties/Location tab which will tell you where the folder is located

OR

2) Open folder location. For me, it opens C/Users/my user name
 
Another option:
 
Since you don't remember the name of the file you downloaded, look through your Internet History. This might send you back to the page you downloaded it from.  Click Download. You won't have to download the file, all you want to do is look at the name of the file which you can use to search for it.  Type the file name into your search box.
 
If it's found you can use #2 above to get to it and see where it's located.

edit to add: I now see what you are talking about when you said you go to My Documents then Downloads.
I've never paid attention to the Favorites listings. Most of my attention when I open Explorer is usually on Library's.

documents.png

Try this to RESTORE the link to Downloads.

RIGHT click on the word Favorites.

Choose Restore favorite links. That should put it back. I tested this by removing Downloads from the list, then Restoring. It worked.
restore-links.png


When I clicked on Start, Documents, and right clicked on Favorites and chose Restore Favorite Links "Documents Library came up showing I had 96 Documents in it. I then clicked on Downloads and a blank page came up saying "This folder is empty."
As an afterthought, when I downloaded 2 pictures this morning I was surprised to see that they now appeared on my Desktop.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 16 January 2014 - 10:55 AM.
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