The default download location on our Windows systems works well enough most of the time without a problem, but what if you want or need to change the location at the system level? With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice for a frustrated reader. If the download location has never been changed, Downloads is displayed in the Location column referring to the downloads folder of the user profile mentioned above. A click on Options in the lower left corner of the screen opens another window with options to change that downloads folder to another path.
1. Open IE9, IE10, or IE11.
NOTE:In Windows 8/8.1, you would open the desktopIE version, and not the modern IE version.
2. Click/tap on the gear icon in the upper right corner, then click/tap on View downloads. (see screenshot below)
NOTE:You could also press CTRL + J instead.3. Click/tap on the Options link. (see screenshot below)4. Click/tap on the Browse button. (see screenshot below)5. Navigate to and select (highlight) the folder that you want IE9 or IE10 to use as the default download location, then click/tap on the Select Folder button. (see screenshot below)6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4)
7. Click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below step 3)
1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter.
2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista).
3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain4. In the right pane of Main, double click/tap on Default Download Directory to modify it. (see screenshot above)
5. Type in the full path of the folder that you want IE9 or IE10 to save downloads to by default, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)6. Close regedit.
NOTE:This option is to Save as a file you want to download to any location no matter what you set the default Save location in Option One above.
1. After you click/tap on the file's download link in IE9 oe IE10, click/tap on the drop down arrow on the Save button at the bottom of IE9 or IE10, and click/tap on Save as. (see screenshot below)2. Navigate to where you would like to save the file to, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)
How To Change The Download Location In ItunesThat's it,
By default, Chrome downloads files to the “Downloads” folder in your user account. If you would rather save them to a different location, you can easily change the Chrome download folder location.
Click the Chrome menu button (three horizontal bars) in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
The “Settings” screen displays on a new tab.
Scroll down to the bottom of the “Settings” screen and click the “Show advanced settings” link.
We’re going to set up a new default folder as the location where Chrome saves downloaded files. However, you can have Chrome ask you every time to choose the download folder location. To do this, select the “Ask where to save each file before downloading” check box so there is a check mark in the box.
To change the download folder location, click “Change” to the right of the “Download location” edit box.
On the “Browse For Folder” dialog box, navigate to the folder where you want to save folders by default and click “OK”.
The path to the selected folder displays in the “Download location” edit box. This location displays in the “Save As” as the default location, if you’ve selected the “Ask where to save each file before downloading” check box. Click the “X” button on the “Settings” tab to close it.
There are additional actions you can take on downloads. To open the “Downloads” list, press “Ctrl + J” or select “Downloads” from the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars) in the upper-right corner of the window. You can also enter “chrome://downloads” in the Omnibox (address box) and press “Enter”.
The downloaded files are listed in order of most recent to farthest back in time. To remove an item from the “Downloads” list, click the “Remove from list” link below the item.
To open the folder containing one of the downloaded files, click the “Show in folder” link below that item.
Once you have downloaded a file, you can quickly and easily move it to another location by dragging and dropping it from the “Downloads” list in Chrome to a folder in File Explorer or any other file browser you are using.
TIP: It’s a good idea to clear out your downloaded files list on occasion so finding files in the list doesn’t get too difficult.READ NEXT
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