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Windows 7: Downloads ?

25 Jan 2010   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Downloads ?

Hello,

Is it possible to change where Downloads end up ?
e.g., having them appear on my Desktop, rather than the download folder ?

Thanks,
Bob


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25 Jan 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

yes you can change this in each browsers' settings menu
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25 Jan 2010   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

go to C:\Users\<you> and right click downloads, click properties and then location, simply change the "downloads" at the end of the path to "desktop" (without quotes)

(make a restore point, i dont know if this will interfere with your desktop, logic says it wont... but then since when did logic and windows go together?)
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25 Jan 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Yes when you click save, And the downloads window pops up just change it to desktop.


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25 Jan 2010   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Yes when you click save, And the downloads window pops up just change it to desktop.
yes but if you take the time to change the downloads folder location it will configure all your apps for you
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25 Jan 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Yes when you click save, And the downloads window pops up just change it to desktop.
yes but if you take the time to change the downloads folder location it will configure all your apps for you
Just what works for me, I'm sure your option works for you, so they have more than one way to solve their problem.
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25 Jan 2010   #7
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hi,

Thanks to all.

What a great Forum, especially for folks like me.

Bob
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25 Jan 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hi,

Thanks to all.

What a great Forum, especially for folks like me.

Bob
You're Welcome Bob.
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25 Jan 2010   #9
bdawg34

Windows 7 Home Premium x 64
 
 
Possible suggestion?

You also can click and drag your downloaded file from the download location and drag it to the desktop. That might be your best bet, being that downloading straight to your destop will fill it up real quick. Making your desktop overcrowded.
Just a suggestion.
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