How to Download files from the Internet

From time to time you will want to download files from the internet.When downloading, first it is a good idea to create a folder or directory  
on your PC in which to put these files so that you can find them at a later date and decide what to do with them. Refer to you system  
operating (Windows ) manual on how to create “folders or files “ on your PC.  
To Download a file   
When you have found a file you want to download :-  
1 - Left click  on the “download “ highligted word or icon. This will usually take you to a downloading location.  
2 -  Left click on a download site,if you are given a choice and a “save as “dialogue box should appear. Find the folder or file you have created for your downloaded files and left click on the “save” button.  
3 - A dialogue box will appear showing you the status of your download. This box will disappear when your file has completed transferring. If any other dialogue boxes appear  on the screen during the transfer just follow the instructions on the screen.  
4 - When you have finished “surfing” the internet you will have to open or run the file you have downloaded. Please refer to Unzipping and Viewing Dwnloaded Files  
To Download a Picture or Image
When you have found a picture you wish to download :-  
1  - Right click on the picture or image you require and a dialogue box will appear. Click on the “save image as “ button. A “save as “dialogue box should appear. Find the folder or file you have created for your downloaded files and left click on the “save” button. 
2 - If the image is relatively small the “save as” dialogue box will disappear immediately. If it is a large picture a “transfer status” dialogue
box will appear and will disappear when the picture or image transfer is complete.
3 - When you have finished “surfing” the internet you will have to use image viewing software to view the image  you have downloaded.  
Unzipping and Viewing Downloaded Files
Depending on the file you have downloaded, you will need different programs to use it.With all IBM-PC computers all files end in a 3 letter extension.
Zip Files  
These files require to be uncompressed. They typically look like example.zip and you will need software such as Pkunzip or Winzip95 to decomprees them . We have provided Winzip95 for you if you require. Please download this program from the FTP sever page on the Titan web site. Refer How to Download Files from the Internet and the next section exe Files  
There are two ways you can use this program to decompress your files:-  
Method 1 Try this method first, if it doesn’t work try method 2.  
1- If the software has installed correctly, you should be able to double-click on the archived file and have the Winzip program open and display the archived contents of the file. To do this, you need to locate the file you transferred over the Internet. If you have Windows '95, you can use the Explorer to look through directories until you find the file. Once you've found the file, double-click on it and Winzip should open and display the contents of the archive. If you are using Windows 3.x, you can use the File Manager to look through 
directories until you've found the file you're after. Then double-click on it, and Winzip should open and display the contents of the archive.   
 2 - It may bring up a window with legal information on it, if so, choose the I Agree button. After this, a larger window titled WinZip (Unregistered) will come up. In that window, you'll see all the individual files  inside the main archive you opened.    
3 - Select the Extract button from the toolbar at the top of the window. This will bring up a screen allowing you to specify a few options.Most importantly, you'll have to select which files to extract, and which directory to extract them to.  For most applications, the box that  
says “Files”, should be set to “All files”.  The box that says “To” at the top, should have the path (or directory) into which you want to extract your files. You'll be able to change this directory by using the dialogue box on the right. The directory you specify should be a  
temporary directory. For example,  use c:/temp.  
4 -Once the correct options have been set, choose the Extract button at the bottom of the window. This will cause the program to extract all the files into the directory you specified.  
5 -  To run the program, all you have to do is go into that directory (using either Windows '95, or Explorer) and find the file  you want to execute. Then just double-click on it.  
Method 2  
If Method 1 fails (insofar as double-clicking the file does not open the Winzip program), then use this method.  
1 - First off, you'll need to start the Winzip program. It may bring up a window with legal information on it, if so, choose the I Agree button.  
 2 - A larger window titled WinZip (Unregistered) will come up. The window contents will be blank, except for the toolbar at the top.Click on the “Open” button.  
 3 - A dialogue box will come up and you'll have to navigate through the directories until you find the archive you wish to open. The directory you find the file in, will depend on the directory you specified when transferring the file. Once you've found the archive you want  
to open, select the file on the left-hand side and choose the OK button. This will  cause the contents of that archive to be displayed.    
4 - Select the Extract button from the toolbar at the top of the window. This will bring up a screen allowing you to specify a few options. Most importantly, you'll have to select which files to extract, and which directory to extract them to. For most applications, the box that  
says “Files”, should be set to “All files”.  The box that says “To” at the top, should have the path (or directory) into which you want to extract your files. You'll be able to change this directory by using the dialogue box on the right. The directory you specify should be a  
temporary directory. For example,  use c:/temp.  
5 - Once the correct options have been set, choose the “Extract” button at the bottom of the window. This will cause the program to extract all the files into the directory you specified.  
 6 - To run the program, all you have to do is go into that directory (using either Windows '95, or Explorer) and find the file  you want to execute. Then just double-click on it.  
Exe Files  
These files are executable files and typically look like example.exe. By double clicking on these files they will either self extract or just  run. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Refer to your operating system (Windows ) manual on setting up your menu and  
desk top options.  
Images or Pictures   
There are three common types of image files available. They typically look like :-  
example.bmp  
example.jpg  
example.gif  
To view these images you can use Windows Paint, Windows Imaging or you can download ACDsee95, a program we have provided for you. Please download this program from the FTP server on the Titan website. Refer How to Download Files from the Internet and Exe Files. There are hundreds of other imaging programs available on the Internet.

 

 

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