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IE 8 Default Download Location


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#1 mschmidt

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:27 PM

Is it possible to change the default download location in Internet Explorer 8 without editing the registry?

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 07:16 PM

I'm afraid not. The registry edit is quite simple.

However, you always get the option to CHOOSE the 'save' location in IE. Does that not suffice?

Edited by ReviverSoft, 12 April 2010 - 07:16 PM.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:54 PM

If you want all your downloads to end up in the same place, create a folder somewhere (on your desktop, in My Documents, etc), name it Downloads.

The next time you download something, choose SAVE as mentioned by ReviverSoft, navigate to the folder, click on the folder name, then click OPEN, then Save.

Your download will end up in the folder.

I have a Download folder on my desktop that I save downloads to.

The next time you download something you should see Downloads when you click SAVE.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:42 PM

@mschmidt

Just curious, have you tried Mozilla's Firefox?

Changing the 'default download location' in Firefox, is merely an option away. :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:38 AM

Thanks for all of the ideas, guys! I do use FireFox myself.

There was a challenge put out at work to see if we could find a way that didn't include editing the registry. Thought I'd put out some feelers to see if I was missing something clever.

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