- after purchase
You should be redirected to a page displaying a link to download each file. The same link(s) will also be sent to the email address you provided. We should receive email details of each order, and a copy of the link(s) sent to you.
Links expire 48 hours (2 days) from time of purchase. If you have not retrieved your file(s) within that time, you will need to contact us.
- how to find the file(s)
Downloads occasionally appear named 'linklokme.php' - if so, rename it with the correct file name extension (.zip), then double-click to extract the archive.
- Windows users
Microsoft's Windows operating system will 'block' some files if your program is running in a strong security mode. According to Microsoft, "Most files that contain script or code that could run without your permission will be blocked." The warning that one or more of your downloaded files has already been been blocked is easily overlooked.
If Windows 'blocks' your downloads, it could prevent you doing anything further with them - such as listening to or looking at them… and this blocking may happen even after your download is complete, when the archive is extracted. Here's a probable sequence of events for Windows XP:
- Save the archive onto your computer (if you haven't already).
- Click 'Start', click 'My Computer', and navigate to the archive that you saved (if you don't just see it on your Desktop).
- Right-click the archive that you saved, and then click 'Extract All…'. This will bring you to the 'Compressed Folders Extraction Wizard'…
- When the Wizard has extracted the archive, carefully read the last dialogue box. If it says that any of your files were blocked, then you have some more work to do. Navigate into the folder which was created, then right-click the file(s), and click 'Properties'.
- Near the bottom of the Properties dialog box, by where it says 'Security', click the 'Unblock' button. Unfortunately, you will have to do this for each and every file affected. If you tire of this, your options may be only to either set a lower strength Security Mode, install and configure some third-party security program which bypasses or overrides Windows', or complain to Microsoft. Best of luck with any of that.
- keep us posted
Please read the remainder of this page before contacting us. If you have already reported a problem and are later successful in retrieving your purchase(s), please email us. (You know how we worry.)
If the problem is on our end, we'll sort something out for you as quickly as we can. If we cannot locate or reproduce the error, we may need to ask you for further information. Ultimately we cannot provide support for your software or hardware, but we may be able to offer suggestions.
- your order number
- Please reply to the email order receipt, if you received it. If not, we need at least date, time (if only approximate) and a list of what you purchased.
- which link(s) you tried
- After purchase, were you shown a web site page with the download link(s)? If so, did you try that link, and what happened then? If not, what did you see? Did you later receive an email receipt, and a separate email containing the download link(s)? If not, did you check your spam box? If neither message was found, it is likely that your email address was entered incorrectly. If they did arrive, did you try the download link(s) in the email? What happened then?
- what happened next
- Did your web browser open or try to get your attention? Were you shown a web page, and what did it say? Did any other window(s) open, and what did they say? Did icons leap about, buttons go funny colours, sirens wail or lights flash?!
- what normally happens when you download
- How did any of the above compare with other downloads you may have made, from us or anyone else? Did the same thing(s) happen? If not, what was different or missing?
- Which web browser you used
- Or which download manager, if separate from the browser. Also what operating system you use, and how you rate your own computer abilities and knowledge. (We ask these because it helps inform our process, and tailor responses to the individual.)