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    Where are my downloads?

    What ho one and all

    Guess my question could be in the W7 or Multimedia forums but............

    Found an interesting short video which I was unable to download with the various W7 / Firefox download options. So copied the link into an on-line, 'Download Video' link and hit the Save / Download button.

    Usually, I save downloads to a folder on partition P and the option appears to Save to this location. This time, nothing, just the site download progress bar until it was complete and a Completed message appeared.

    Now I cannot find the mp4 files. I have used Search Everything to look for *.mp4; I have tried the W7 Search for the date and also mp4; I have looked in Users/MyName/Downloads. Nothing, nada, zilch. Seems I may not have actually saved the file but perhaps I have?

    Where else can I look?

    Thanks and toodle pip

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    What software or site did you use to download the video? What web browser were you using when accessing the site? Did the web site require creating a user account in order to download the video?

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    If you used Firefox browser open it and hit CTRL - J keys for the recent download folder.
    FWIW same with Chrome browser.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, i have Firefox set to delete all listing when I close, so the recent Download folder is empty. But of course, it may never have actually downloaded.

    Don't recall the download site nor the video link. Just a video I found while searching for a fix to a car issue, and thought it would be useful to keep. Copied the URL inot one of the on-line download sites (again, just selected the one the worked!) and it seems to be OK until I cannot find the video.
    Using a old ERS version of Firefox that does not ahve any problems with saving anything (until now!) Web stie did not ask for any log-on details, just paste the UR and hit Download.

    I have not had this issue with past downloads that my FF will not allow so don't know what is different this time.

    Not a big deal as I will search and find the video again.

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