Cannot Find Setup File for Third-Party Program After You Extract Files from the Internet to Default Folder

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Article ID: 300767 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you use the WinZip utility to extract a third-party program from the Internet to the default folder, you may not be able to locate the Setup file for the program.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur because the default folder is a hidden temporary (Temp) folder.

RESOLUTION

To work around this behavior, set Windows Explorer to show hidden folders:
  1. Start Windows Explorer, click the View menu, and then click Options.
  2. Click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.
  3. Locate the program folder, and then double-click the Setup file.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 300767 - Last Review: December 1, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Keywords: 
kb3rdparty kbenv kbprb kbsetup KB300767

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