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donna123 Wed 16-Jul-08 22:44:31

I have used skype to receive files with no problems for over a year. Last week (and this week) I had a problem: does anyone know why it happened and what I can do to fix it?
The window showed the progress of the file transfer, as per usual, but when it got to 100% transferred it gave an error message of 'file transfer failed. unable to write file'. In the folder where I receive it, it is described as a PART FILE.

zebramama Thu 17-Jul-08 10:31:03

Was it a .exe file? Your firewall / antivirus might have blocked it.
There are some other extensions that also get blocked like .scr, .bat, .vbs etc.

Or did you run out of disk space?

donna123 Fri 18-Jul-08 08:13:12

They are not .exe files, just data files.
It is not a problem with space: I have been doing this for a year with no problem (I regularly clear out the folder to the recycle bin).
It may be my antivirus (Bullguard) being too efficient: it won't let me paste emoticons to e-mails anymore thesedays.sad

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