Post by John Ashby Post by Jenny M Benson
I have version 3.0.12 installed and it tells me there is an update,
which when I say I want to download it, gives me a message that the
installer won't launch automatically and I need to run it manually.
It appears to download the installer ok but problem is, I can't find it!
I don't get an option to select *where* to save it, so I would presume
it goes into Downloads but there's nothing showing there as downloaded
to-day. I can't search for the installer by name because I don't know
what it's called. I tried searching for .zip files but it only found a
few relating to other things.
Can anyrat tell me what the installer is called and/or where I might
Looking at the download web page it looks as though it should be called
Aha! Got it!
Like a mug, I went and downloaded the update and I too couldn't find
it anywhere either.
However, the advice at
really does work.
As it says:
If you already ran the updater and it downloaded the installer, you
can run it manually by opening a file explorer (Windows key + E, or
just click the explorer icon) and enter %TEMP% as the location.
You'll see the installer there. It will be named
«vlc-3.0.14-win32.exe» or «vlc-3.0.14-win64.exe» respectively
depending on whether you're using a 32bit or 64bit version of Windows.
It wasn't immediately obvious to me exactly what "enter %TEMP% as the
location" actually meant but when I deleted the contents of the box
that says "This PC >" and replaced it with %TEMP% it automagically
took me to the right place. The file in question was a very long way
down the list of other temp files in that folder. A double click
kicked it into life and I now have the upgrade on my machine.
Hope this helps.