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Can't activate my downloaded progs in DRIVE

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    Can't activate my downloaded progs in DRIVE


    Hi There

    First post, and very new to W8, but hopefully describe myself as a competent pc user.

    Amongst the saved things I have in Drive (or Cloud) is my Downloads folder where I keep favourite progs, but I cannot get them to open/work?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe right click them & click properties & click Unblock & Apply & OK.
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    When I r/c, I don't get the properties option?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Sometimes, Smartscreen Blocks them Solid, and you can't unblock them. Usually in the case of malicious code. If you have a lot of Programs saved in GDrive, depends where you got em, cos even things like Java have the Ask Toolbar bundled, and toolbars are officially considered Viruses now, ccleaner comes bundled with Google Toolbar, and it's Blocked cos of the toolbar. Many usually decent programs are being bundled with software that is now officially labelled Virus.
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    so what are your suggestions?
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    what about moving one to you main harddrive and see if it functions.

    also I googled ,but can find a cloud storage called "in Drive"
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by frenchman96 View Post
    When I r/c, I don't get the properties option?
    Maybe I misunderstood your post.

    Are the programs on OneDrive or on your computer ?

    A screenshot of the situation would help.
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    David

    Will try to clarify>>>

    I have recently finished using XP on previous laptop as I liked it, so never advanced to later O/S's, so W8 is a new world.

    Before w8, I stored music/pics/backups on individual memory sticks, and during that time, as an additional backup, and learning curve, I added same to what I knew at the time as Google Docs.

    So when I finished configuring my new laptop and w8, I came across Google Drive, and am not sure if that is the same as Google Docs.

    So I have done P/S to see if it helps you help me.

    I might add, that folders shown in P/S, are no longer on a memory stick, so they are only available on this google docs/drive, and I would like more control over them.

    Appreciate your time.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't use Google Drive & know nothing about it.
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You can't (generally speaking) run a program from a cloud drive. There may be apps that can run (google docs or Miscrosoft Office apps for example) but these are web front ends. If you have a .exe then you need to install it on your PC. Google Drive or Dropbox or Skydrive or whatever are for backing up data (pictures, music etc). None of them will let you run programs unless you have a local copy.

    I suggest you copy one program to your desktop and then try running it and see if it will work.
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