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August 17, 2005 8:49:02 PM

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I am using WINXP. I am having troubles with ActiveX. I have been told to
clear my " Downloaded Program File" folder. I have searched extensively. I am
in contact right now " VoIP" with another WINXP user, and they have no
problem finding that folder. I have found that folder hundreds of times on
my PC. But now can't. Is this resulting in me not being able to view ActiveX
content. ?

Regards: Scott
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 8:56:02 PM

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Assuming that you've got a standard install of XP, you should be able to find
the folder in the C:\Windows directory by using Windows Explorer.

If the directory doesn't exist, it could be that there is a problem with
your Internet Explorer. Try this link to repair IE:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378

"Lewis" wrote:

> I am using WINXP. I am having troubles with ActiveX. I have been told to
> clear my " Downloaded Program File" folder. I have searched extensively. I am
> in contact right now " VoIP" with another WINXP user, and they have no
> problem finding that folder. I have found that folder hundreds of times on
> my PC. But now can't. Is this resulting in me not being able to view ActiveX
> content. ?
>
> Regards: Scott
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 10:03:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

The correct name is Downloaded Program Files folder.

Start | Run | Type or paste:

%windir%\Downloaded Program Files

Click OK.

Or...

Right click the IE icon | Properties | General tab | Settings button |
View Objects button

Or...
Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Settings button |
View Objects button

C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:9AA71A7C-C913-410E-94B7-94A8B9AD1B9A@microsoft.com,
Lewis <Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I am using WINXP. I am having troubles with ActiveX. I have been told to
> clear my " Downloaded Program File" folder. I have searched extensively.
> I am in contact right now " VoIP" with another WINXP user, and they have
> no problem finding that folder. I have found that folder hundreds of
> times on my PC. But now can't. Is this resulting in me not being able to
> view ActiveX content. ?
>
> Regards: Scott
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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 11:12:31 PM

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ActiveX controls that are installed on your system would be at \%windr%\Downloaded Program Files
where %windir% is usually on C drive at folder \WINNT or \Windows

Who advised to clear it? and why? Be careful you don't remove controls that do work. Notably 1 or 2 of the Windows Update controls.

What kind of specific problem do you have with ActiveX? and on what websites?

--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----


Lewis wrote:
> I am using WINXP. I am having troubles with ActiveX. I have been told
> to clear my " Downloaded Program File" folder. I have searched
> extensively. I am in contact right now " VoIP" with another WINXP
> user, and they have no problem finding that folder. I have found
> that folder hundreds of times on my PC. But now can't. Is this
> resulting in me not being able to view ActiveX content. ?
>
> Regards: Scott
August 18, 2005 12:03:03 AM

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Wesley when I do that,run thing. it opens up a window, and the window is
titled "open with", below that it says, "choose the program. You want to use
to open this file" and below that. It says File: downloaded program files.
In the window, listed under programs, it shows all of the programs that I
have installed on my computer. There is a browse button. And also a Ok
button and a cancel button.

I'm not quite sure about what to do next. Please help.

Regards: Scott
W esley Vogel" wrote:

> The correct name is Downloaded Program Files folder.
>
> Start | Run | Type or paste:
>
> %windir%\Downloaded Program Files
>
> Click OK.
>
> Or...
>
> Right click the IE icon | Properties | General tab | Settings button |
> View Objects button
>
> Or...
> Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Settings button |
> View Objects button
>
> C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:9AA71A7C-C913-410E-94B7-94A8B9AD1B9A@microsoft.com,
> Lewis <Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > I am using WINXP. I am having troubles with ActiveX. I have been told to
> > clear my " Downloaded Program File" folder. I have searched extensively.
> > I am in contact right now " VoIP" with another WINXP user, and they have
> > no problem finding that folder. I have found that folder hundreds of
> > times on my PC. But now can't. Is this resulting in me not being able to
> > view ActiveX content. ?
> >
> > Regards: Scott
>
August 18, 2005 12:14:01 AM

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Maurice. Specifically....I try to go to Norton Internet Security website.
There I have been able to check my security. It's a test that is performed by
Norton. I used to be able to run the test no problem. They show a detailed
account of your security...IE: Hacker prevention...Antivirus staus and so on.
Now when I go there, I click on start scan to check security. A window comes
up saying......Look for the Microsoft Information Bar and accept ActiveX
download. I have done this a thousand times before. Just started to not work
I think on Sunday last. Anyways, no " Information Bar" appears. Note:
Sometimes I also get that little yellow strip that hangs neath my IE toolbar.
I can usually click on it and click on Download ActiveX.

Make a long story short. At Norton I can only be offered a partial scan due
to the fact I can't see the Info Bar. 4 of the 6 available security check
scans I get. I have also mentioned in my posts that I have tried to locate
the " Downloaded Program Files Folder ". I know where it is, I have browsed
it a thousand times in the past. Either through Star/Run and type
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files
or exploring...it does not show like it used to. Now all i get is that
little window that is called " Open with". All my programs are ther. IE
Dreamweaver Fireworks. ( Macromedia stuff ). Microsoft
Excell/Word/Frontpage...etc;. Nothing including Notepad shows anything when
opened.

Please help.

Regards: Scott

BTW Maurice. That advice was from a person answering my original post here.
A person named..Usasma.

"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> ActiveX controls that are installed on your system would be at \%windr%\Downloaded Program Files
> where %windir% is usually on C drive at folder \WINNT or \Windows
>
> Who advised to clear it? and why? Be careful you don't remove controls that do work. Notably 1 or 2 of the Windows Update controls.
>
> What kind of specific problem do you have with ActiveX? and on what websites?
>
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
>
>
> Lewis wrote:
> > I am using WINXP. I am having troubles with ActiveX. I have been told
> > to clear my " Downloaded Program File" folder. I have searched
> > extensively. I am in contact right now " VoIP" with another WINXP
> > user, and they have no problem finding that folder. I have found
> > that folder hundreds of times on my PC. But now can't. Is this
> > resulting in me not being able to view ActiveX content. ?
> >
> > Regards: Scott
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 2:44:16 PM

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Hi Scott,

Try this first.

Start | Run | Paste this in the box:

regsvr32 occache.dll

Click OK.

A message should popup.
---------------------------
RegSvr32
---------------------------
DllRegisterServer in occache.dll succeeded.
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------

Reboot your machine. And then check the Downloaded Program Files folder.

%windir% is an environment variable that is the location of the system
directory.

Typing or pasting %windir% into the Start | Run box opens to the Windows
folder on whatever drive it is located. I.e. C:\WINDOWS or C:\WINNT.

Windows XP can be installed in either WINDOWS or WINNT.

%windir%\Downloaded Program Files
is the same as
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files
if Windows is installed on the C: drive.

As stated above it could be C:\WINNT\Downloaded Program Files.

What opens if you paste %windir% into the Start | Run box and click OK?

Did you try the other two methods? The View Objects button should open
%windir%\Downloaded Program Files wherever it is located. Unless, maybe
it's been moved.

Do a Search for Downloaded Program Files.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:1510E9DD-84D2-4091-B9C7-736523495F67@microsoft.com,
Lewis <Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Wesley when I do that,run thing. it opens up a window, and the window is
> titled "open with", below that it says, "choose the program. You want to
> use to open this file" and below that. It says File: downloaded program
> files. In the window, listed under programs, it shows all of the programs
> that I have installed on my computer. There is a browse button. And
> also a Ok button and a cancel button.
>
> I'm not quite sure about what to do next. Please help.
>
> Regards: Scott
> W esley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> The correct name is Downloaded Program Files folder.
>>
>> Start | Run | Type or paste:
>>
>> %windir%\Downloaded Program Files
>>
>> Click OK.
>>
>> Or...
>>
>> Right click the IE icon | Properties | General tab | Settings button |
>> View Objects button
>>
>> Or...
>> Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Settings button |
>> View Objects button
>>
>> C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:9AA71A7C-C913-410E-94B7-94A8B9AD1B9A@microsoft.com,
>> Lewis <Lewis@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I am using WINXP. I am having troubles with ActiveX. I have been told to
>>> clear my " Downloaded Program File" folder. I have searched extensively.
>>> I am in contact right now " VoIP" with another WINXP user, and they have
>>> no problem finding that folder. I have found that folder hundreds of
>>> times on my PC. But now can't. Is this resulting in me not being able to
>>> view ActiveX content. ?
>>>
>>> Regards: Scott
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