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I downloaded some files .exe format from ftp on my vista,windows recognized them and I installed the files, now I downloaded the same files from same ftp on my other windows XP Professional,It downloaded the files but with .download format and same size (as i did in vista) what shall I do so that they get downloaded in .exe format in my XP? Cheers

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Change/Rename the extension? –  Bobby Aug 5 '10 at 13:35
    
Why not just copy the files from Vista to XP and save the bandwidth? Would be much faster too. –  Fire Lancer Aug 5 '10 at 13:49

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The .download extension normally indicates an incomplete download - the file is started but not finished.

I would try to re-download from a different browser and/or into a diff folder.

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I guessed so,but the files' size are completely same, lets have a go –  user44509 Aug 5 '10 at 13:38

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