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Old 08-31-2005, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi:

I have a question.

Lets say you are going to download something from the internet, it doesn't matter what. When you click on the link a dialog box comes up with the location where you would like to save it. For example the location always comes up as "My Documents" as the save location by default.

Is there a way to change that ? so When it opens it goes to the location that you have specified.

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Old 08-31-2005, 02:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To specify the default download directory for the Internet Explorer

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_USERS \ .DEFAULT \ Software \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer
Add a String value called Download Directory
For it's value, enter in the Directory where you want your downloaded files to go

hope that helps...
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or you can use a real browser.

http://www.getfirefox.com
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Old 08-31-2005, 03:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It depends on your browser. Using Internet Explorer, in the registry go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > INTERNET EXPLORER

find the dowload directory, and change it to the path you want:

It's probably easier to do a search in the registry by going to Edit > Find, then type in dowloand directory

Here's what mine looks like:

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Old 08-31-2005, 03:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for your help !!!!
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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two other ways
1. change the folder on the drop down menu



2.change the folder from the side.



you can hack the registry to put other folders of the left hand side instead of those default ones
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