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Why can't I select the download location of EVERY attachment in Yahoo Mail?

I am new to Mac and LOVE it!  I do have a few quirks that are driving me crazy.  I use Yahoo Mail and in Internet Explorer when I attempt to download an attachment it prompts me to open or save and I can either open the file or save it to the folder of my choice.
With Safari all my downloads automatically go to my Downloads folder or another static folder that I can chose....I want to be able to select which folder to save the file in each and every time, just like IE 7.0....can I do this with Safari??
Thank you in advance for your help!

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  • steeler560 Oct 29, 2008

    Unfortunately, you can do this with files on the internet but not with Yahoo Mail attachments.  In Yahoo Mail using Safari if you click the attachment it automatically saves the file to the Downloads folder, or whatever folder you select in Safari Preferences....I HATE this!

    I wish I could click the attachment and then be prompted if I want to open the file or "save as" and then chose whatever folder I wanted like you can do in IE 7.0.


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Safari has only the one option for file download location but you can right click the file you want to download and select the "download as" from the pop up list then it will give you an additonal option there.

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