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I'm downloading visual studio 2010 professional through MSDN Academic Alliance. And I get the download is finished confirmation even before the progress of the download doesn't reach 100%. I extracted the iso file and it didn't have any problems or errors extracting its contents. But I noticed some sub folders are empty. Is it possible that I haven't really downloaded the full content of the archive?

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Do you have display hidden files and folders enabled? There is a chance that there is stuff in those folders, but it's hidden from view... – Trezoid Sep 23 '10 at 3:02
I already enabled the option to show files with hidden file attribute – soul Sep 23 '10 at 3:48
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Yes, it is very possible with many archive formats to have missing data when extracting an incomplete download.

What archive format is the download you're using in?

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.img, then I tried changing the file extension to .iso. And I only found a BIG single textfile on it. – soul Sep 23 '10 at 12:49

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