In all browsers you should be able to set an option, though I think it would be the default anyway, to ask you for the destination folder before download n any file you download. With this optio set you should, whenever you try to download something:
first get a little box saying if you want to open/save/cancel (you won't get this box in chrome, you will in FF an IE), you should choose "save".
second a file browser window should open, about a sixth of the area of your screen.
third you either let it go to the already selected folder, or you browse for another older, if you want to save to a drive other than the one where the default destination is then you will need to clcik the "my computer" option on the left and select the drive from there, then select the relevant folder on that drive. You could also type the full file path in, probably.
fourth you click the save button, and the file downloads into the folder you chose.
In FF you enable the secon bit by going to "sandwich icon"-->options-->general tab " then picking "always ask me where to save files". And clicking ok. Close an reopen firefox after changing this setting just to make sure it changes properly.
Edited by rp88, 02 May 2015 - 12:45 PM.
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