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I am hoping that you can help me.
When I download files from the internet they get stored in a file called "downloads". I realize that this is the way the previous owner had his pc set up.
I would rather have the choice of selecting where the files downloaded go to (like a memory stick)
You may want to print this as it's a bit to remember.
Click Run on the Start menu and type in regedit then press enter.
In the left hand pane navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer by clicking the + boxes.
In the right hand pane if there is already an entry for Download Directory you can edit it by double clicking or right clicking it and click Modify.
In the Value Data field type in the path where you want it to save your downloads.( The drive letter of your USB memory stick or where ever you want. i.e. F: G: or whatever it is.)
Click OK then exit regedit.
If there's not an entry for Download Directory you can make one.
Right click on the white region of Regedit's right hand pane, click New, and then click String Value.
Where it says New Value #1 enter the words Download Directory and press Enter. The new value should now appear in Regedit's right-hand column.
Right click it and choose Modify.
Enter the path to the directory you want to save downloads to , then click OK and exit regedit.
If you use Firefox browser it's easier.
Click Tools menu, Options and then the Main button at the top.
Click Browse to select destination.
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Jul 31, 2011 | Computers & Internet
When you download a file-such as a program, update, game, video,
or document-you transfer it from the Internet to your computer.
When you download files using Download Manager, they're
automatically saved in the Downloads folder. This folder is usually located on
the drive where Windows is installed (for
example, C:\users\your name\downloads). For
information about managing your downloads and changing where they are saved, see
Manager in Internet Explorer
If you're saving a file, you can choose to save it to a particular
folder. If you don't select a folder yourself, some files are automatically
saved to a folder associated with the file type. For example, if you right-click
a picture on a web page, and then choose Save Picture As,
it will be saved to the Pictures folder.
Open Download Manager
Click the Tools button
, and then click View downloads.
Right-click a file, and then click this
To do this
Delete the file from the computer.
Copy download link
Copy the link you used to download the file. You can paste the
link, and then save it or send it to someone else.
Go to download webpage
Open the webpage where you downloaded the file.
Open containing folder
Open the file's location on the computer.
Report that this file is unsafe
Open a SmartScreen webpage where
you can report malware (malicious software).
Rerun security checks on this file
Run all security checks, including SmartScreen filter, on the
This information is in the "help files" in your computer.
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