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Can't find my downloads.


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#1 thistime321

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:02 PM

Hi everyone, hoping to get some help here. For a few days whatever I downloaded was not going to my downloads folder but to a Utorrent folder that I could only access if I opened the file from Utorrent. Now all of the sudden it is downloading to the downloads folder again. The only problem is that I cannot find the files downloaded in those few days.

I am not an overly technical person so if any description to find the file can be as step by step it would be appreciated.

#2 Harold Feit

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:16 PM

The cause of this issue is that the folder you were downloading to doesn't have read permissions for your main user account. The security properties on that download folder that was used for thos three days need to be adjusted to, ideally, have your user account have full control.

#3 thistime321

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:52 AM

How do I get in and change those permissions?

#4 Harold Feit

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:53 AM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308419 covers the steps (you may need to squeeze in a click of an "Edit" button on vista or 7.