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Windows 7: Where is IE sending my downloads to???


04 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Where is IE sending my downloads to???

Good evening Most Talented Ones
I would like to know exactly where IE Explorer is sending my downloads to. I look in my download folder, and it is not there.
But let me explain something a bit tricky first, it may have relevance.
I use Google Chrome as a standard browser. But when I have to upload files to my website, I have to use IE, as Chrome does not support Java needed to upload. So now, I need to download some files from my ftp space. But because the browser I'm in is IE, I am lost as to their location. I looked in all the normal spots, but am not familiar enough with the IE browser as to know how to tweak. TY in advance Oh Great Ones


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04 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

DID you tell them to open or to save?
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04 Mar 2011   #3

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Mostly in download folder ..... did you check .....?
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04 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Go to Start > Run > type regedit and enter

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Internet Explorer

Create a new String value with key "Download Directory" and set the value to a valid directory C:\Download for example. If this key already exists, just modify the value to point to the location you want.
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04 Mar 2011   #5

 
 

Perhaps I'm not completely understanding your question, but my downloads go to different locations, depending on what they are. For example, my default location for most files is my documents folder; downloaded videos go to either my videos folder or my public videos folder; downloaded music either goes to my music folder or to my shared folder; downloaded apps go to either my programs folder or my programs x86 folder, and so on. (And, of course, with many downloaded files, apps, etc. you can change the default and have them download wherever you wish.)
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04 Mar 2011   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

By default, IE saves using Libraries feature. It might be that the default save location in various libraries is set to a public folder rather than your own user folder. In this case you might find downloaded files from respective folders in Public i.e. Public\Downloads, Public\Videos, Public\Pictures and so on.

To change the default save location in a library, right click the library in question, select Properties and change the set another save location.

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05 Mar 2011   #7

windows 7 home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Thank you each and everyone. I did some digging per all of your instructions, and did locate them. This forum is the best! Thanks again guys
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05 Mar 2011   #8

 
 

You're welcome Exotic. By the way, in addition to Kari's method of changing the default save location, you can also Hit Ctrl + J to bring up the Download Manager and click "Options" near the top. You can change the default download location there.
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05 Mar 2011   #9

windows 7 home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I love that keyboard trick! Thank you 'Im'perfect
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05 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

When I hit Ctrl + J I get nothing unles IE is visible...then I get the IE Feeds menu. My download directory (shown in the registry) is simply the last directory I used for the purpose.
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