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downloading issue

Postby beercloud » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:00 am

ive been trying to download fonts and brushes for gimp and when i do if it is a zip file my computer starts blinking and multiplying pages like crazy. i have to shut it down and reboot every time. i dont seem to have problems with rar downloads but i cant find fonts and brushes for that.
i use vista 64 bit with chrome and gimp 2.6.
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Re: downloading issue

Postby gimpeRaven » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:14 am

The fonts zips are weird? Gimp reads font files just okay if they are placed in the correct Gimp folders.
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Re: downloading issue

Postby David Wood » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:37 pm

So the problem is downloading zips? Or when you try and open them?
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Re: downloading issue

Postby beercloud » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:35 pm

it happens right away when i download them. it does wait around long enough for me to open or save it.
and ive also noticed that an internet explorer page is blinking in and out even though im in chrome. ive tried sending explorer to the trash can but that didnt work. so i brought explorer back and tried to use that browser then go get the downloads but no dice. im wondering if i have a conflict with the rar and zip files somehow?
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Re: downloading issue

Postby David Wood » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:28 pm

Have you tried downloading with IE?
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Re: downloading issue

Postby beercloud » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:06 am

yes i did try it with IE. It seemed worst as the pages multiplied so fast i wasnt able to shut the computer down. had to pull the plug.
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Re: downloading issue

Postby David Wood » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:59 pm

That's really weird. What program are you using for the rars?
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Re: downloading issue

Postby beercloud » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:40 pm

winrars x64
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Re: downloading issue

Postby David Wood » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:11 am

Is Winrar set up to open zip files? If it is try un-associating it.
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Re: downloading issue

Postby beercloud » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:16 am

well i went in and looked around but couldnt find any place to turn that off. but i did discover that is a trail version that i down loaded over a year ago. why it still works i dont know. but the extract box does come up when i download stuff for the online racing that i do. maybe i should download a different compression software?
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Re: downloading issue

Postby David Wood » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:58 am

Yeah, try 7-zip, it's free and opens rars.
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Re: downloading issue

Postby beercloud » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:18 am

Thanks a ton DW.
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Re: downloading issue

Postby Maffe811 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:47 pm

beercloud wrote: I did discover that is a trail version that i down loaded over a year ago. why it still works i dont know.


If im not wrong you download WinRar as a X ammount of days trial, but it works even after the limit is reached.
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Re: downloading issue

Postby beercloud » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:06 am

ya your right Maffe811. it said 40 days free trial.
i forgot all about it til i was trying to download fonts and brushes for GIMP and had this issue. it seemed to download rar fine. but i dont think WiRar is the problem now cause im still having the issue with 7-z. i'll just keep tryin things til something works.
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Re: downloading issue

Postby David Wood » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:24 am

Maybe it's your computer, do you have a registry cleaner?
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