03-24-2011 12:14 PM
How can I find out where a file is being downloaded from in IE 8?
Example, I am using XP or 7 and I wish to download a file from a website.
I see the domain name of the site being downloaded from but not the IP, which
Is there any way?
03-24-2011 04:03 PM
If you type netstat at the command prompt it will show all of your active connections.
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03-24-2011 05:04 PM
I'm not sure if I'm answering the right question but when I download a file in order to install something on my computer for example, I ALWAYS select SAVE and not RUN -- when the SAVE box comes up where you can see the filename at the bottom (and change the name which I sometimes do when it is meaningless by adding an ID like NIS2011_bagdvdtgevdv.exe -- when that Save screen is there it should tell you at the top where the file will be saved .... and you can change that by navigating to a new location.
Windows 7 normally defaults to a Folder called Downloads that is part of Libraries OR to the last location you changed it to.
Hope that helps.
03-25-2011 06:49 AM
Hi huwyngr and mdturner,
Let me clarify a bit:
When I am ready to save a file to my desktop, the domain name of the site I am downloading from is posted but not the IP.
Very frequently, these files are downloaded so fast, that I would not have time to use Netstat, etc.
Here is what I mean ... using XP ...
So where is this Domain based? There is no IP listed.
How would I be able to check where in the world it is being downloaded from?
03-25-2011 07:49 AM - edited 03-25-2011 07:50 AM
Sorry if I misread "from" as "to" .....
I can't help you on that but I expect others can so hang on.
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