How I get a sound to play when a file has been downloaded in Win 98?

Posted By : of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999

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I have Microsoft Internet Explorer : I used to have sound notification after my email was downloaded. It no longer tells me that the download is completed. I have looked in properties/settings/ etc. in Explorer, and also the Windows settings and have been unable to find where to activate these sounds. When I open the "sounds" file in Windows, I cannot find the necessary place to mark for email.

Enjoy your column! Will appreciate help on above problem!



P.S. Don't have an idea what my video card marked "other".....will find out asap!

This question was answered on August 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


When you use Internet Explorer to download a file from the Internet, a .wav (Windows sound) file may not be played when the download is complete

This behavior can occur if a .wav file is not associated with the Asterisk sound event


To resolve this behavior, associate a .wav file with the Asterisk sound event To do so, follow these steps:

1 Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel

2 Double-click Sounds

3 In the Events box, click Asterisk

4 Click the Name box, and then click the .wav file you want to use If

the .wav file you want to use is not listed, click Browse, locate and

click the .wav file you want, and then click OK.

NOTE: To hear the .wav file you selected, click the Play button under


5 Click OK

The Asterisk sound event is used by Internet Explorer to indicate that a file download is complete By default, the Chords.wav file located in the Windows\Media or Winnt\Media folder is associated with the Asterisk sound event

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Posted by of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999

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