I moved a D/L software to my 'full' desktop. It disappeared

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by veronica, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. veronica

    veronica Guest

    Where did it go??
    How can I find it??
    Thanks. :confused:
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    I dont know what a 'full' desktop is but what happens when you do a search for the file??
     
  3. veronica

    veronica Guest

    The desktop was full. I moved a software program I downloaded to the desktop anyway. It disapeared.

    How do you do a search??

    Thank you.
     
  4. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    it's under 'search' on the start menu
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    You mean it was full visually, correct?

    Go to C:\Documents and Settings\xxx\Desktop where xxx is your user name. If not there, try all the other desktop folder for different users (default, etc)
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    yeah. think Veronica meant that the desktop was already full of icons, which then Dreamliner's suggestion would probably be easiest.
     
  7. veronica

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    I found it. I unzipped it. I don't know where the extracted folder went. I did another search for it. It didn't show up on the search. I watched where it went [I thought]. It said "OWNER~1~000". I can't find it. Does anyone know where to look??
    Thank you for the replies.
     
  8. veronica

    veronica Guest

    It said it sent it to:
    "c:\Document~1\owner~1.OOO\Locals~1\temp".
    What should I do now??
     
  9. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Look under C:\Documents and Settings\owner~1.OOO\Local Settings\Temp
    The tilde or "~" is part is an old 16 bit compatible file-naming convention.
    The Local Settings folder is hidden by default.
    You'll need to enable viewing of hidden folders if you haven't already.

    Alternatively, re-run Winzip or winRAR or whatever you use, and change the extraction destination ;)
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Bet this has taught you to clean off your desktop once in a while, eh?