Hello everyone, please let me introduce myself. My name is Danny from Canada. Am relatively new to Blender and to 3D modeling. Having zero creativity and modeling talent I purchased and downloaded models from CGTrader. All were extracted no problems. I then start Blender and go to File > Import and navigate to the respective folder to import the .obj file. Here is the problem. In the window showing the available files, they are listed by name and 0 B. Attempting to import these files result with a lengthy error message from Blender. But when I manually go and check that folder, the files have data, some 350 Kb other 700Kb.
Not all of the .obj files behave that way. Some I can import but I get the same issue when I am in Shading view and try to drag and drop .png images for texturing. These .png do have data, in fact I can open them in Gimp.
As for troubleshooting, I have repaired Blender, uninstalled and reinstalled Blender 2.80, installed 2.79b, tried on another computer and re-downloaded them. At this point, I am at a loss. Anyone seen this before? Bad download maybe? Thanks very much.