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why can't I find my zipped files after downloading on google

Dell / 5570
December 29, 2020 at 08:23:46
Specs: Windows 10, Intel Core i7-8559U / 12 GB Ram
why can't I find my zipped files after downloading on google drive? I have downloaded small files and big files. I have turned off firewalls. There is never an option as to where to save them. They seem to zip correctly.

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#1
December 29, 2020 at 09:04:33
I don't use Goggle Drive but every browser a setting for downloads. If you use Google Chrome, downloaded files will automatically go into your Downloads folder unless you change the setting to "Ask where to save each file before downloading". Firefox also defaults to the Downloads folder unless you change the setting to "Always ask you where to save files".

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#2
December 29, 2020 at 11:30:29
it's not anywhere and it never asks me where to save it. It just goes through the zipping process and then disappears. But Thanks
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#3
December 29, 2020 at 11:41:46
If you know the "exact" name of the download - extension included - search for it via win-10 file explorer? Even search just for the type of file? Either way you ought to be able to find it and thus know where others go too?

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#4
December 29, 2020 at 13:49:20
they are not on my computer. I searched thoroughly

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#5
December 29, 2020 at 14:25:56
Then are you certain you actually downloaded them?

Look for any (safe) download (online of course) and go through the process. Watch for and note where the option is to put it?

Or maybe follow the steps outlined here:

https://www.lifewire.com/change-def...

to see where "your" installation of win-10 puts downloads. Presuming you find out where they go - see if there is anything there?

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#6
December 29, 2020 at 19:18:36
big-cigar wrote:

> They seem to zip correctly.

To be sure I understand, are you saying that you tell a
remote website to zip some files and then download them
to you? If so, what indications do you see that they are
being zipped? What indications do you see that they
are being sent to you? What indications do you see
that you have received them?

Are you able to see other zipped files on your computer,
such as files you zip and save locally?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
December 30, 2020 at 05:38:34
If you cant find zipped files after downloading on Google,
because I think you are clicking on cancel when it asks for saving the file.
Moreover, please also check that the antivirus is not blocking them
from downloading and check the download folder in windows.

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#8
January 3, 2021 at 10:48:40
check the download section of your browser see if that file is there.

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#9
January 6, 2021 at 06:28:27
My son in law turned off the pop up blocker. Now they zip and are saved in the download folder. All good now. Thanks.

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#10
January 6, 2021 at 07:58:39
pop up blockers are useful to have active - for obvious reasons; but occasionally it may be necessary to temporarily disable them to allow a given download, or other desired box etc. to work. When you don't need to have it inactive.. perhaps re-enable it?


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