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Windows 7: Change default download location

30 Jun 2016   #1
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Change default download location

I have a small ssd and would like to change the download location to the D drive. However there is no option to do so.

Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM 16GB
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30 Jun 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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30 Jun 2016   #3
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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.
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01 Jul 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's ok. Are you trying to download it from a website in a browser, or ??
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01 Jul 2016   #5
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

From a website. It is an accounting program from MYOB.
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01 Jul 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What browser are you using, and what options do you see when trying to download the file from the website?
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01 Jul 2016   #7
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

IE11. There are no options, it just downloads. When I click 'run' it starts to install.


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01 Jul 2016   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd. I suppose you may have to manually move the .exe to where you wanted after it has downloaded.

However, the path in your screenshot does show the downloaded .exe file in the "D:\Desktop" folder on your D drive.
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01 Jul 2016   #9
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

That's right, but the installer always goes to the C drive. The problem is that if I cannot get the app to install to the D drive, and it installs to C, then it is hard to remove the app as a lot gets installed to the registry. Perhaps I should give it a miss.

(How do you like windows 10?)
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01 Jul 2016   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, so you don't want to change the download location, but where the app installs to instead.

I'm afraid that's up to the app developer for that.

So far, I think Windows 10 is pretty great.
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