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    Windows Downloaded Programs

    When I right-clicked on a downloaded program, and chose Update. A graph appeared and the update started. I would like to know what gets updated?

    Also, can the downloaded programs be safely deleted?

    Don't bother to ask why I wanted to update, I was curious and radomly chose that option. I know I can get in deep stuff by clicking on things I know nothing about. Curiosity killed the cat, and satisfaction is supposed to have brought him back. I don't expect to be brought back.
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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    What program are you using to do this?

    What program are you right clicking?

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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    Gloria--

    Where are you that you don't expect to be returned, from this known download of this unknown program with this randomly choosen option to update with an unknown update and mysterious graph with right click updating that you want to know can be safely deleted? I didn't have to ask why you wanted to update this. I'm sure you wanted the cutting edge version of it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Is this what is meant by an enigma enshrouded in a mystery? <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15> How did you finally decide to put this into "General Windows Solutions?" While you were doing this were you by any chance watching the ending of Vanilla Sky?

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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    Huh?

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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    I wasn't intuitive enough to extrapolate any info from the post. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    Here's how I got there. IE 6.0 > Tools > Internet Options > Settings > View Objects. This path appeared at the top: c:WindowsDownloaded Program Files. In there I find lots of programs, for instance: Napster download control ver. 2.0. Office Update Installation Engine; Shockwave Flash Object , just to name a few.

    I right clicked on anyone and choose Update. Now you're all caught up on how the programs were chosen to be Updated.

    By the way, my temporary internet files are there, when I choose Settings > View Files. They used to be in Content IE5 and stored in folders, but not anymore. I hope I've explained how I did what I did. If not, I'll try again, just ask me to.
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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    I was trying to convey the myth that curiosty killed the cat and satisfaction brought him back. Mine would probably kill me one day and I didn't expect to be brought back. Is that clear enough?

    I clicked on the the Vanilla Sky link and was taken to a site where there was an eye and a girl saying, 'Open Your Eyes." If I had been home alone, it would have scared me into bad health. I did not see Vanilla Sky, what is it? A movie or something on TV?

    I decided to post it on Windows General Solutions because it didn't seem to fit any where else. Did I make a mistake? If I did it will join the millions of other mistakes I've made in my lifetime. Par for the course, as my mother used to say.

    I just posted a reply to Jeff, look at it.
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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    Gloria--
    I just meant I would love to try to help you, but look at your first post and imagine you're someone else--would you possibly know what the question is about? The ending of Vanilla Sky, a mainstream movie with Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Carmen Diaz reminded me of the mystery in your first post. If you click the eye you'll see an interesting site and it would take a lot more than that to scare you I believe. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    And here I stand, an English major and can't describe a problem so that people will understand what I'm talking about. I'm throughly ashamed and my professor would have a stroke if he saw the way I explained the problem. I apoligize and will try real hard to do better next time. But then he never had to deal with Windows or a computer, he did better with a pencil than most folks do with a computer and that includes yours truly.

    As for Vanilla Sky, if it doesn't show up on my computer screen, then I never saw it. I'm still waiting for the Soprano's to show up so I can see the show. If they don't have computers in heaven when I get there, then I ain't going.

    Please send me the link again, I deleted it and you know what that means. It's gone for good. I think I'll give Outlook Express up for lent even before the season arrives. I want to click the eye and see what you just described. I want to be scared real good.
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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    OK, Gloria, let's go back to your post to Dave.
    <hr>... Here's how I got there. IE 6.0 > Tools > Internet Options > Settings > View Objects... <hr>
    I don't see any such thing. When I go to Internet Options, there isn't anything called Settings. Can you clarify what you're trying to do, and with what you're trying to do it? We're confused.....

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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    That's were she went:

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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    I have 20 items listed and NONE have a "Update" entry when I right click any of them.

    Of course I do NOT have Napster, since I am not in to this type a phun.

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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    Gloria, I think that you are the least confused poster in this thread (now THAT'S scary!!!).

    Your original question was how can you tell what has been updated, and if you either scroll to the right in the box you get at IE Tools>Internet Options>Settings>View Objects, (or navigate to C:WindowsDownloaded Program Files - same place), you will see some info on "last accessed" and "version", which if you note these before you hit the update button, you would be able to compare version numbers.

    Most of these types of objects compare version numbers when they access their files on your computer though, so if you do have an object that needs updating, most likely you'll get some kind of dialog box that says "XXX is not current. Would you like to Update?" I appreciate your curiosity, and in this instance it's not something that needs any kind of regular maintenance. When I tried "update" on my java objects, the screen flashed by very quickly, because they were current and didn't need updating.

    I didn't have any problem with your english, but that may be MY problem!

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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    I thank you for the left-handed compliment. Sometimes I scare myself. If I'm the least confused, then the rest are totally out of it.
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    Re: Windows Downloaded Programs

    OK gentlemen, let's do this one more time for the Giffer. I'll take it slow and easy.

    Open IE 6.0, click on Tools, scroll down to Internet Options, chose General tab. Temporary Files headings in the middle of the screen. Under Temporary Files there are three buttons, Delete, Cookies and Settings. Now we want to click on Settings At the bottom of the screen is three more buttons named Move Folders, View Files and View Objects.

    If I click on the View Objects button, C:WindowsDownloaded Program Files is seen. There are the programs that have been downloaded.

    Now if this is not seen on some computers, that's hardly any fault of mine. I hope this explanation, clears this up once and for all. My goodness, I asked a simple question and have been danced all around Jacobs barn. Well, this child is tired of dancing and I'm going sit down and take a rest.
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