How To Download a File

To download a file from this (or any website), you can follow this simple procedure:

  1. Click on one of the download links on the download page.
  2. With most web browsers, a window will pop up asking you if you want to ‘Open’ or ‘Save’ the file. Choose ‘Save’.
  3. Your browser may then prompt you to select a folder to save the downloaded file into. Usually it will automatically go to whatever folder you last saved a file in. It can be helpful to create a special dedicated folder for downloaded files (‘C:\DOWNLOADS’ for example), so you always know where to find them. When this window appears you should also make a note of the name of the file – you will need to know that to find it later.
  4. Your browser will then begin downloading the file. How long this takes depends on the size of the file, the speed of your modem, and the level of internet traffic at the time. Most browsers will display an estimated time for completion of the download.
  5. Once the file is completely downloaded, start Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) and go to the folder where you saved the file. Double-click on the name of the file (for Jot+ Notes, this would be either ‘jotp.exe’ or ‘jotp.zip’, although you may see it simply as ‘jotp’).
  6. If the file is a .ZIP file, please read the What is a ZIP File? FAQ on this website. If the file is an .EXE file, just double-click on it and an installation program will come up.

If you have problems:

If the download fails for any reason, such as losing your Internet connection or an Internet problem, you may still have a (truncated) version of the download in your download directory; you should delete this file before trying to download it again.

If you can’t find the file you downloaded, you must know the filename (for example, ‘jotp’). If you know the filename, you can click on the Windows ‘Start’ button, and then use ‘Find’, ‘Files or Folders…’ and do a search on the filename to find where the file is located on your computer.