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 is....so 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 Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999