Saturday, October 13, 2012

[Windows 7] Downloaded files are automatically deleted

Problem: After a windows update, Internet Explorer, as well as other browsers seem to automatically delete downloaded files, after they finish downloading.

- Remove all traces of AVG anti-virus software (usually means deleting the AVG folder at Program Files, and if required, in Safe Mode). Aditionally, we can use the AVG Remover Tool (link below).
- If AVG is not the issue (wasn't installed at all), the issue may be caused by a recent windows update. In this case, we can either use System Restore to roll back, or try the registry tweak below.

Tweak the registry to allow file downloads (does not seem to work on IE, but works on Firefox/Chrome)
Reg File

AVG Utilities - removal tools for 32/64 bit platforms

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