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#1 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 04:34 PM

When I download something, like a pdf file, I get asked where I want to put the download.

Then when I download a second pdf file the default location to save used to be the last place I saved a download. But now it defaults to My Documents. Annoying. How do I change this back?
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 04:43 PM

Dottore, which browser do you use?

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 05:33 PM

IE7
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 06:15 PM

Hello,

1. In the left hand pane navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
2. Right click on the white region of Regedit's right hand pane, click New, and then click String Value
3. Enter Download Directory for the name of the new DWORD Value and press Enter. The new value should now appear in Regedit's right-hand column.
4. Right click the new value and choose Modify.
5. Click Modify and set the Value Data field to be the path to the directory you want IE to send downloads, then click OK.

Hope this helps
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:51 PM

5. Click Modify and set the Value Data field to be the path to the directory you want IE to send downloads, then click OK.

Well, ok. But I want IE to send downloads to the last folder I used, whatever that is.

In other words, sometimes I download several items and want them in the same folder. Tomorrow I will do this again, but want them in the a different folder. Therefore I want to be able to choose the folder once, then from then on every time I download something I want it to default to the same folder, until I tell it differently.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:04 PM

Would this help?

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:18 AM

Yes, that explained how XP is supposed to work. And how mine used to work. However, now mine defaults to My Documents every time. So, apparently the registry key change that is supposed to happen on the fly (as explained in the link) is not happening.

I remember I recently downloaded and installed Adobe 8.0. Could this be causing my issue? How to fix?
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:29 AM

Go back to a restore point prior to you downloaded Adobe?

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:35 AM

OK, I'll give that a go!
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 05:57 PM

You might want to have a peek at the IEAK (IE Administrators Kit - I think). That may specify more settings than ordinarily are available.
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