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Windows 7: Changes to Yahoo Troubles

24 Nov 2013   #1
Chips

Windows 7
 
 
Changes to Yahoo Troubles

As some of you must know by now, Yahoo have recently had a major overhaul of its mailing system. However, I'm having slight troubles with downloading attachments. I click on "Save to my computer" and it downloads automatically, no options where I want it saved to or anything. Then, upon searching there's absolutely no sign of the aforementioned files anywhere on my computer! Can anyone tell me how I can find where it's sending my files and how to change their destination?


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24 Nov 2013   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Depends on your browser.
There is usually a setting in the Options that sets the download directory.

I assume the attachments aren't going to your Downloads folder.
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24 Nov 2013   #3
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Nope, there's nothing in my Downloads folder. Where is my browser options located?
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24 Nov 2013   #4
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

In Firefox under Tools.

The other browsers, I have no idea.
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24 Nov 2013   #5
Chips

Windows 7
 
 

Yep, found it easily on Firefox, but what of Internet Explorer?
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24 Nov 2013   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Click the gears (tools) icon and click view downloads. Then options.
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24 Nov 2013   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
..............I click on "Save to my computer" and it downloads automatically, no options where I want it saved to or anything...........
I understand this happening for Firefox, but not for IE. You should get the chance to save to a folder when using IE8, IE9, IE10 or IE11.

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And to add pictures to what andrew129260 said:
Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location


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24 Nov 2013   #8
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Firefox lets you select the folder


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24 Nov 2013   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Firefox lets you select the folder
I'm not sure if your post was directed at me or the OP. According to post #5, the OP found that setting; so I'm going to guess that your post was in response to my saying "I understand this happening for Firefox...".

Yes, Firefox lets the user select a folder (or Ff can be set to ask the user), but the OP stated:
I click on "Save to my computer" and it downloads automatically, no options where I want it saved to or anything.
Firefox can be set to "not ask" - thus Ff will work just as the OP described. As far as I know, IE cannot be setup to work like the OP described. Hence my statement: "I understand this happening for Firefox, but not for IE".

For Firefox, once one clicks on Yahoo's "Save to my computer" (for quick downloads), the next indication could be a notification that the download/save has completed. For slower downloads, there is a tiny progress bar with an estimated remaining time and then a notification that the download/save has completed. One can click on the "download arrow" in the upper right corner of the Firefox browser, then right click on the item that was downloaded and select "Open Containing Folder" if desired.

However, I do not know of a way to tell IE to save the file the way that the OP mentioned. There should always be at least one additional button to click to finish saving the item to the final folder destination. I don't think that one can go from Yahoo's "Save to my computer" to "download complete" without getting one or more additional dialog boxes when working with IE.

Starting with IE9, that extra dialog box should offer a "Save as" option - which is an opportunity to select a folder - thus solving part of the OP's original dilemma.

The OP asked: "Can anyone tell me how I can find where it's sending my files and how to change their destination?" You answered that for Ff and andrew129260 answered that for IE. My post was to an attempt to share additional info with the OP and to point out IE's "Save as" feature that the OP might not have noticed.


Now - having said all of that - let me also point out that I don't mean for this post to sound defensive. My previous post to this thread was brief and I can see how it could be taken a few different ways. This post is meant to clarify my last post and to throw in some additional info about "Open Containing Folder" in Ff.
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24 Nov 2013   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Orange Button vs Menu Toolbar

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
In Firefox under Tools.

The other browsers, I have no idea.
If you are using the Orange button, instead of the Menu toolbar, it is under Options > Options > General Tab

Also, if you open up "Downloads" you should be able to:
  • Right click on an item
  • Choose "Open Containing Folder" from the menu.
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