Disappearing ISO.

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  1. Aintgotno

    Aintgotno New Member

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    I have windows 8 on my laptop. Ive downloaded 2 different distros and I cant find them. Ive got hidden folders visable. My data shows they were downloaded. Ive got a new laptop so there isnt many files to look in. Any ideas. Thanks.

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    From: How to work with files and folders

    Just search for *.iso
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    Aintgotno New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. But the ISO files are gone. I used firefox and in the download window it shows them but w/left click there is no containing folder. So I used "wiztree" to search large files and no good. Then I download the distro Puppy and it to cant be found. So I guess I'll just wait till I get home and use my laptop w/vista and see what happens.
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    That's windows 8 for ya, eating up the attempt to install a better OS. May have to download it on another machine and set up a bootstick or dvd. I had to do that for a friend that bought a new laptop with windows 8 and couldn't stand it. She is not computer savvy at all, but she loves Ubuntu.
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    Go into edit -> preferences and click on the general tab. Look at the downloads section and change the "save files to" option to "always ask me where to save files".

    Try again and this time save the file to e.g. the desktop...

    (I think edit -> preferences is somewhere else in windows, probably "tools" -> "options" or similar.)

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