1. AC Question's Avatar
    files downloaded successfully, but when try to open , message appears "cant open file"
    02-01-2015 05:51 AM
  2. dirisux's Avatar
    files downloaded successfully, but when try to open , message appears "cant open file"
    all file formats? or any in particular?
    02-01-2015 08:30 AM
  3. charlenechetty's Avatar
    I tried downloading a software for quotation. For my tablet but it say can't open file
    04-28-2015 01:47 AM
  4. Lindiwe Samkeh's Avatar
    I can't open files,they are successfully douloaded
    07-15-2015 12:05 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Files are opened by apps. If you don't have an app that can open that filetype, you can't open the file.
    07-16-2015 10:21 AM
  6. Bigboi44's Avatar
    An what app do u perfer

    An which do u sugest
    10-11-2015 10:56 AM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    Again, if you don't have an app that can open that file, it can't be opened. Which app? That depends on the file. If it's an .xlsx file, for example, you need Excel.
    04-24-2016 05:50 PM
  8. Govind Modi's Avatar
    I can download the files successfully but I can not open the files.please guided me.
    05-22-2016 10:27 PM
  9. Steven Reed2's Avatar
    can't open download says can't open file
    Faith huff likes this.
    06-19-2016 11:56 AM
  10. Phil Commins's Avatar
    all file formats? or any in particular?
    Appears: can't open file

    Bus schedule the only thing I've ever download
    07-07-2016 09:26 AM
  11. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Please read the thread the answer is in post 7
    07-07-2016 09:33 AM
  12. brian pityxly's Avatar
    files downloaded successfully, but when try to open , message appears "cant open file"
    So what can I do to access my download files.

    All media player and apps
    07-14-2016 03:42 AM
  13. sfoLAX's Avatar
    Explain WHICH file type and someone can help you. One app will not open all files. One music app may not open all music file types.
    Look at the file name and it ends in. xxx
    or dot and 3 letters.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-14-2016 04:01 AM
  14. anon(10029366)'s Avatar
    Why can't I open downloads
    09-18-2016 07:25 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Folks, you have to tell us what kinds of files you're trying to open. If the file you downloaded isn't compatible with any app you have, then you can't open it. Certain kinds of apps can't be opened on Android devices at all (like Windows .exe files, for example). As in any forum, details are always helpful.
    09-19-2016 10:41 AM
  16. cactuspete23's Avatar
    I wonder if he is trying to open an " EXE" File ???
    10-01-2016 06:47 AM
  17. MIN3ONLY6882's Avatar
    files downloaded successfully, but when try to open , message appears "cant open file"
    Ok I'm trying to get bejeweled 3 , it gives me the same message on my tablet why is it file anway??
    01-26-2017 02:51 PM
  18. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    If he came from Google Play, you're fine.

    If you didn't install it, it can't run.

    .apk are Android apps

    You need to have file manager and "enable showing file extensions"

    Computer Basics 101 so you can ask and folks can understand and respond.

    Downloading games from other sources not Google is how computers, smart phones and tablets, get infected with junk, adware, malware, redirected to harmful sites and such. Pop-up ads you can't dismiss or get rid of.

    And those .Exe files that run on Windows platform.
    01-26-2017 03:04 PM
  19. Alan707's Avatar
    Im not the guy for answeres .and i didnt do well in school .however the reason this question keeps getting asked and you geeks keep giveing the same wrong answere is step back relax close your eyes open your eyes now read question again .there not ansking for apps that work with files .there asking (WHY DOES MY ANDEROID DOWNLOAD SOMETHING IF I CANT OPEN IT) and its a good question.why is my android capable of d.l. a certain type of file .my phone did it has it reconized it ..then why wont it open it .heres were im dumb isnt reconishion. .reconishion.explain this to us please.thank you very much geeks.
    01-28-2017 03:03 PM
  20. belodion's Avatar
    Im not the guy for answeres .and i didnt do well in school .however the reason this question keeps getting asked and you geeks keep giveing the same wrong answere is step back relax close your eyes open your eyes now read question again .there not ansking for apps that work with files .there asking (WHY DOES MY ANDEROID DOWNLOAD SOMETHING IF I CANT OPEN IT) and its a good question.why is my android capable of d.l. a certain type of file .my phone did it has it reconized it ..then why wont it open it .heres were im dumb isnt reconishion. .reconishion.explain this to us please.thank you very much geeks.
    Welcome.

    Your point being, that it ought not to be possible for a file to be downloaded unless the phone or other device is capable of opening it already, without needing to install other file openers?
    01-28-2017 03:56 PM
  21. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    WHY DOES MY ANDEROID DOWNLOAD SOMETHING IF I CANT OPEN IT
    Just because you cannot open the file now, does not mean you will never be able to open it.
    You download a file because you are interested in it.
    If you don't already have an app that can read that file, you download and install the needed app.
    There is no reason why you should first need to install the reader app.
    The order of downloading does not matter.

    Sometimes you even choose to download a file you know your phone will never read so that you can transfer it to your computer where it is easily read.
    01-29-2017 01:39 AM
  22. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Im not the guy for answeres .and i didnt do well in school .however the reason this question keeps getting asked and you geeks keep giveing the same wrong answere is step back relax close your eyes open your eyes now read question again .there not ansking for apps that work with files .there asking (WHY DOES MY ANDEROID DOWNLOAD SOMETHING IF I CANT OPEN IT) and its a good question.why is my android capable of d.l. a certain type of file .my phone did it has it reconized it ..then why wont it open it .heres were im dumb isnt reconishion. .reconishion.explain this to us please.thank you very much geeks.
    Please keep your posts civil.

    I just reviewed this thread -- the problem here is that the same question that is being asked is not being specific enough. Any device can download a file from a website, if that file is made available to download. But in order for that file to be opened or run, it has to be compatible with some app (if you're trying to open the file with an app), or it has to be an apk installer file (if you're trying to install it as an app on the device).

    We are very relaxed, and we are giving the correct answers.
    01-29-2017 01:48 AM
  23. Gailzirish's Avatar
    files downloaded successfully, but when try to open , message appears "cant open file"
    Its seems its always games from gmetop on my mobile
    02-06-2017 08:36 PM

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