Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Change default download location

01 Jul 2016   #11
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am thinking of putting windows 10 on a laptop. This laptop has a problem with windows updates and has just come back from the computer technician, who unfortunately could not repair it. So I was just going to let it sit there and do it's own thing. It has Kaspersky Internet Security on it, that might have to be reinstalled if I put windows 10 in.
Any problems with installing? I have the GMX Control installed, obviously I have to set it to allow windows 10 and then remove it.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Jul 2016   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sure, you could do the free upgrade to Windows 10 if you like before the free offer expires at the end of July 2016.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

Afterwards, you will have up tp 30 days to go back to the previous Windows if you like, or you'll have to clean install W7 again.

Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows - Windows 10 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2016   #13
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for that info Brink.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Jul 2016   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It has to ask you where you want to install it, you must be missing it, every program I`ve ever installed always asks where you want to install it.

Just let the file download to your downloads folder, then just copy and paste it to your D drive, then just delete it from your downloads folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2016   #15
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well, no Addram, Kaspersky Internet Security doesn't. It goes to the C drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2016   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frodi View Post
Well, no Addram, Kaspersky Internet Security doesn't. It goes to the C drive.
And that`s exactly where you want it.

But back to changing your downloads location, just use Chrome to to your downloading and change the download location as Brink told you.

But 1st you have to create a folder named Downloads on your D drive.

Then open Chrome`s settings and go down to and click Advanced Settings and find Downloads, Click change, then just choose D:\Downloads


Attached Images
Change default download location-capture.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2016   #17
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I do have D:\Downloads on my pc. (don't use Chrome) I like to download everything there. But the app has to allow to choose where to download, and this particular app only points to the C drive. I suppose I could download it to C, and put the files on D. Meantime I have put it on a laptop, which doesn't have a ssd. I would like to put it on my desktop too, but it is now not essential. Thank you for the suggestions though.

edit: missed the copy and paste idea, that should work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2016   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And it will not let you change the C to a D ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2016   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frodi View Post
Hi Brink, I am afraid I wasn't very clear about this. I am trying to download an application to the D drive. It doesn't give the option to choose a different location. The app itself is 146 MB, so not terribly big, but it has a lot of files.
I`m still a bit confused here, are you trying to download the app/program to the D drive or are you trying to install it on D ?

As that is not a good idea, all programs should be installed on C, although games can be installed on another drive from C because games take up massive amounts of data the further you move along in the game.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jul 2016   #20
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I was trying to download and install the app to D, so the best way is then to download to C, and put the files on D?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Change default download location




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location
How to Change Default Download Location in IE9, IE10, and IE11 This will show you how to change the default download location that IE9, IE10, and IE11 saves to by default to be any folder that you select instead of the default C:\Users\(user-name)\Downloads folder. In Windows 8, the IE10...
Tutorials
Chrome Browser - Change Default Download Location
How to Change the Default Download Location in Google Chrome This tutorial will show you how to change the default download location that Google Chrome saves at to be where you like. You could also specify to have Google Chrome ask where to save each file before downloading. ...
Tutorials
Location - Change Computer Default Location
How to Change the Default Location of your Windows 7 Computer This will show you how to set a default location to provide programs information about your computer's geographic location to use when a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver, is unavailable or not installed. When you set a default...
Tutorials
Autoplay....how to change default photo download location
Hi, I wonder if anyone could help me with an issue that is driving me a bit bonkers? When I first plugged in our camera into the wife's laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium x86), and it started downloading photo's, I was able to temporarily cancel the process and nominate a new location to which...
Hardware & Devices
Firefox - Change Default Download Save To Location
How to Change the Default Download "Save to" Location in Firefox This will show you how to change the default Save to location to download files in Firefox to a folder location of your choice, or to have Firefox always ask where to save files. Here's How: 1. Open Firefox, click on...
Tutorials


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:09.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App