Where did the UNZIPPED file go?

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snoopster

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#1
Hello,

Here's the scenario:

1) My customers download a zip file from my site (call it zip.exe) to their desktop.

2) They then unzip the file to a folder (call it xyz) which I have set by default to be saved to their desktop, as follows...

c:\windows\desktop\xyz

3) For all versions of Windows (98, 2000, etc.) EXCEPT XP, the customer finds the xyz folder (which contains 3 unzipped files) on their desktop - no problem.

BUT, XP users do NOT find folder xyz on their desktop. Where is it? (I have not yet upgraded from my Windows 98 to XP so I can't determine this for myself).

I would assume that customers can find the file by following this path...

Start - My Computer - C Drive - Windows - Desktop - xyz

Is this correct? If not, I'd really appreciate knowing the EXACT path to follow to the folder.

Thank you - I appreciate the help!

Snoopster
 

Electronic Punk

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#2
try looking in the folder c:\windows\desktop\xyz

WindowsXP (and perhaps Win2k) will put the desktop here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Electronic Punk\Desktop\

where of course Electronic Punk is the user...
There iwll also be an all users file in there too.
 
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snoopster

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#3
Thanks. This is what I had heard from someone else too, but apparently (from feedback from some of my customers), this path is where the ZIP file is located -- not the FOLDER containing the UNzipped files.

Any thoughts?
 

Brad

OSNN Veteran Addict
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#4
it has to do with where the users are sending the file to be unzipped to. usually it is a temp file. it really depends on which prog they are using for it tho. In WinZip for instance, i know you can set where it extracts to.

Brad
 

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