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#845105 - 10/27/12 07:12 AM Redownloading from BigFish
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Hi smile

Trying to be competent [yeah !!] snicker I decided to redownload to Win7 some of the games I had previously downloaded to WinXP but not yet played.
So, I created a new Library called BigFish Games in readiness.

As I expected, all the setup-exes for the games downloaded to the "Download" folder and from there I dragged them, one by one, onto the icon for the new BigFish library I had created, and then let go - thinking they would drop into the library..

But when I opened that library it was empty and, of course, the Download folder was also now empty scared

So can anyone tell me :

1. Where the BigFish stuff might have gone ??
[I have tried some searches but was unsuccessful.]

2. Was it wrong to try and put them in a library ??

3. If it was wrong, where would be a good place to put them .... if I can find them again or have to download them again ??

Although you wouldn't think it from my recent posts at Gameboomers, I am doing quite well with SOME aspects of Win7 but certainly not all, and so any help will be very much appreciated lol

Cheers.

Mad grin
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#845139 - 10/27/12 09:34 AM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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Hey, Mad. Why don't you just download them to the BFG's game manager. Easy-peasy.

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#845149 - 10/27/12 10:44 AM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad
I decided to redownload to Win7 some of the games I had previously downloaded to WinXP but not yet played.
So, I created a new Library called BigFish Games in readiness.

As I expected, all the setup-exes for the games downloaded to the "Download" folder and from there I dragged them, one by one, onto the icon for the new BigFish library I had created, and then let go - thinking they would drop into the library..

But when I opened that library it was empty and, of course, the Download folder was also now empty scared

I usually copy/paste things rather than dragging them. Then I know exactly where they're going. Also, you can select everything in a folder with Control-A, then use Control-C to copy, navigate to the folder you want to paste in, and Control-V to paste. That's no different in Windows 7 than it is in XP or 98 and is quicker than doing a file at a time.
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So can anyone tell me :

1. Where the BigFish stuff might have gone ??
[I have tried some searches but was unsuccessful.]

Are you sure you're looking in the right Library? I think there is more than one.

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2. Was it wrong to try and put them in a library ??

I don't see anything wrong with it, though I'd have put them in a subfolder of the Documents folder.

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Although you wouldn't think it from my recent posts at Gameboomers, I am doing quite well with SOME aspects of Win7 but certainly not all, and so any help will be very much appreciated

I'm not sure where the files would have gone to. You may just have to redownload the installers if you can't find them.

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#845175 - 10/27/12 11:27 AM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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Moved to Glitches since this is more technical than game related.

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#845218 - 10/27/12 01:55 PM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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Mad,

A couple of times when I couldn't find something, I found the Everything Search Engine very useful. It's a freebie that will take a second to load 'everything' on your computer in an alphabetical list. You can type in a name, a file .exe, or just go down the whole thing if your patience holds out. grin If you don't find these files with BigFish or the name of the game, you could try BFG installer or bfg.exe, for instance.

Worth a try.

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#845231 - 10/27/12 03:30 PM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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The best way to drag and drop in Windows 7 is to use the Snap feature. Grab the top of the window where your game download is located and drag it to the right or left side of your screen. When your mouse touches the edge, it will "snap" the window to exactly 1/2 of the screen. Open up the file or library or wherevery you want to move it and do the same thing, this time dragging it to the opposite side of the screen. Then your two windows will each take up exactly 1/2 of the screen and you can drag and drop between them and see exactly what is happening.
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#845290 - 10/27/12 08:23 PM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Draclvr]
Mad Offline
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Thanks for all this helpful info. I must copy and save it.
[Hopefully not losing it in the labyrinths of Win7 in the process, of course !! lol]

After several sessions of wrestling with the foibles of this operating system I did eventually find the elusive BigFish downloads - but only by dint of using every available search feature on the planet rolleyes
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#845306 - 10/27/12 09:23 PM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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The main thing to remember is that downloads go to the "Download" file by default unless you change it. Click on Start, Computer and look to the left for the Download file - that's where you will find them.
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#845308 - 10/27/12 10:00 PM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad
After several sessions of wrestling with the foibles of this operating system I did eventually find the elusive BigFish downloads - but only by dint of using every available search feature on the planet.

I'm curious.
Where were they?

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#845322 - 10/27/12 11:03 PM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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They were probably in the last folder she saved something to - but, I'm curious too.

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#845334 - 10/28/12 12:54 AM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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Me too...
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#845558 - 10/29/12 02:24 AM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Draclvr]
Mad Offline
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I'm sorry - I don't know where I found them redface

I did that "search everywhere" thing and when I did find them (and in case I couldn't find them again) I immediately opened a folder in "Computer" and transferred them to that.

I opened the folder by going to the list of headings which includes :-

Libraries
Homegroup
Computer

I would like to get them into the BigFish Games Library I created - but I don't know how to and I don't want to lose them again rolleyes
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#845608 - 10/29/12 10:48 AM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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Mad, read my post above about how to move files from one folder to another using the Snap feature in Windows 7.

If you used the default "download" from Big Fish, it will download the game "stub" into a file called Downloads. Click on Start and then click on Computer - on the left is a list of all your locations and the main files like your Library (documents, music, video and pictures), desktop, Downloads etc.
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#845609 - 10/29/12 10:48 AM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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Mad, in Win 7 you don't have to follow the steps you did to get to your last Computer.

You can go to Start (the Windows icon at the bottom left on the task bar) > Computer (heading on the right hand side after clicking on Start) > then Computer (heading on the left hand side after clicking on the first Computer).

After you click on the right hand side Computer, you will be shown a window with headings on the left hand side and your Hard Drive and Devices with Removable Storage in the large work window.

With you mouse pointer in the area of the left side headers you will see each one has an arrow head just to the left of each word. Clicking on that arrow head steps you down to the next level of that heading.

If you click on the arrow head for Computer you will see it matches what's under Hard Drives in the work window. You will also see each listing has another arrow head just to the left of the name.

One of those heading is Local Disk (C), which matches the one under Hard Drives. If you click on the Local Disk (C) the work window will change, showing what's on your C: drive. Likewise, if you double click on the C: drive under Local Drives in the work window you'll be shown what's on your C: drive.

Here's an advantage when working with the C: drive, or any other drive or Removable Storage. If you open the contents of the C: drive by double clicking on the C: drive in the work window, you can then click the arrow head next to Local Drive (C) on the left hand side and get another view of the C: drive contents. You can then scroll down that listing until you get to whatever folder you want. You will also note each of those folders has an arrow head just to the left of the folder name, which allows you to open the folder much like double clicking on a folder in the work window.

With C: drive open in the work window, and with the C: drive contents showing on the left hand side, if you then open a folder in the work window you will be shown that same folder on the left side. The left hand side auto-scrolls down to that folder.

You won't see files in the folders on the left hand side, just the name of the folder. So to copy files from folder to folder you have to have the From folder open in the work window, and the To folder showing on the left hand side.

To make a Copy, right click on the file in the work window and select Copy. Go over to the left side Folder Name and left click on it to highlight it. Then right click and select Paste to put a copy of the file in the chosen Folder. Likewise, if you want to Move a file left click that file in the work window and hold down the left mouse button. Drag that icon over to the left hand side and hover over the Folder Name of the folder the file is to be moved to. Once the Folder Name is highlighted, release the left mouse button and the file will be moved to that folder.

When you download, as Drac said, Win 7 automatically puts downloads under the Downloads heading. This isn't a bad thing because it allows you to know where everything will go during downloading. That isn't to say you can't use the Save As to tell where to download the file, just that it makes it easier to find downloads.

I find it easier to setup folders in Downloads to keep all files from a particular site or on a particular topic together. Other wise you'll have to search through all your downloads to find a file.
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#845610 - 10/29/12 10:52 AM Re: Redownloading from BigFish [Re: Mad]
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What Homer said, but use the Snap feature - it makes things SOOOO much easier. Your will have both your folders open side-by-side so you can see exactly what is in each folder and can drag and drop between them.
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