how to find file after extraction

December 6, 2013 at 14:41:58
Specs: Win 8.1(64 bit), Intel i5@3GHz/8GB
I downloaded the "Driver - Product Installation Software, File name OJ_AL0_6500_E709_Full_WinWW_140_408.exe" for my HP 6500 E709a printer in my Dell Inspiron 660 computer. After the file was downloaded, I initiated the extraction process. At the end of the extraction process the file disappeared. How do I find the missing file??

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#1
December 6, 2013 at 15:42:32
This is what I use.

UltraSearch. Go into Options & make sure Include Folders is checked.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/File-m...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.jam-software.com/ultrase...


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#2
December 6, 2013 at 16:13:26
I don't know what went wrong here but extraction itself does not normally delete the original downloaded file.

EDIT:
BUT see response below. Deletion might have been built in by the program.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
December 7, 2013 at 01:27:02
Often (and usually with HP downloads) the files are extracted to a temporary folder and the installation automatically follows. Once that's done the temporary folder is deleted.

If you're talking about locating the original downloaded file, as already mentioned, a search should turn that up unless it too was deleted.


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#4
December 7, 2013 at 12:49:40
I agree with you that after extraction the installation normally starts but that is not the case. Nothing happens after extraction. Original download file is still there.

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#5
December 7, 2013 at 12:57:05
In your original post you said "At the end of the extraction process the file disappeared" but you are now saying "Original download file is still there"

That's confused me a bit. Can you say exactly what has disappeared and whether you are using Win 8 inbuilt extraction or some third party program?

With the inbuilt extraction the original download remains but when you click on it you see its contents (files and sometimes folders too). To use them, highlight the lot and then copy them into some other folder. They will then be extracted files. I could add more but that might be enough for you to make some headway. To some extent it depends on what they are to be used for.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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