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I downloaded Tor for Vista but when I click it the hourglass comes up for a moment and then goes away without opening the program. Any ideas on how to open it?

  • Which version of what exactly did you download and on which icon do you click? It would be to answer your question, if you describe a bit more in detail what you're doing. Thanks. – Jens Kubieziel Jun 19 '15 at 8:32
  • It is torbrowser-install-4.5.2_en-US.exe and is located on the desktop. If I try to open it the hourglass icon shows up for about 2 seconds and then goes away with no noticeable affect. Thanks. – japonica Jun 19 '15 at 16:05
  • if you are facing problems and/or don't really know what to do with Tor i strongly advise you to use Tails! – DJCrashdummy Jun 21 '15 at 10:27
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Right Click installer>Properties>General>Unblock

If your Vista is anything like mine windows has blocked the installer out of "fears" that it might be unsafe.

I just had the same problem and facepalmed when I realised it was so simple.

This could be your problem or it might not.

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For some reason windows vista blocks installers like Tor and Utorrent. All you need to do is right click it. Select "Properties"--> "Unblock" at the bottom right-->"apply"-->"okay" Then you can run it!

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