What's the difference between run and save when you download?

Title Insurance ePro, MBA

When you are downloading a file off the Internet you may get the option to "Run" or "Save". Either of these options will lead you to the setup for the program and install it on your computer, but the difference lies in where the setup file opens from.

I personally like to save it completely to my computer's hard drive in a download folder to keep track of the setup files.  Then I open the file I downloaded to start setting up the program.

If your not that type of pack rat -- run them and make sure you don't do anything to interrupt the process of installing the program.


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Comments (5)

James Lyon
Vista Pacific Realty - Sacramento, CA

Thanks for the info, although it seems simple I am sure there are plenty of people that dont know this.

Dec 12, 2009 06:12 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Scott....thanks for the tech tip....AR is a great place to pick up helpful hints.....

Dec 12, 2009 08:26 PM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness

Thanks for the update !  Is nice to know what the difference is between those 2 options !

Dec 12, 2009 10:18 PM
Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON

Scott, thank you for differentiating between the two. It always helps to know why something works!


Dec 13, 2009 01:32 AM
Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com
770.498.7333 - Atlanta, GA
Learn to leverage technology to get more done.

Hi Scott - thanks for commenting on my blog. I also keep a download folder - it really helps in case I have to reinstall anything. If someone's not a pack rat, perhaps they could periodically back up the downloads folder to a separate hard drive.

Dec 13, 2009 02:09 AM