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dowloaded file but cant open on windows 7. file not .exe

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: dowloaded file but cant open on windows 7. file not .exe Reply with quote

Can anyone help figure out how to open the file i downloaded?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the file is .msi, you should just be able to open it just like a .exe file (.msi is a "Microsoft Installer" file). If Windows 7 can't open it, then either something is wrong with the download or something is wrong with Windows.

If you have something other than a .msi file, then you probably downloaded a file for a different operating system (Linux, Mac, etc.).
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did you download it and what is the file supposed to be for?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downloads from SourceForge are being tested. A configuration problem is resulting in files downloaded using Internet Explorer to not have the .exe file extension. If the MD5 checksum of the file is correct, add the .exe file extension to the downloaded file. Windows should then be able to recognize the file.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem has been fixed. Downloads from SourceForge now have the .exe file extension even when using Internet Explorer.

Bug 119201 -Problems with download.
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