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Problem: "downloading internet files to a target folder"



Hello,
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)
thank you
regards
maureen

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  • Reh Kor May 11, 2010

    Hi Maureen,

    You've not state about which program you're using to surf and download from Internet.

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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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