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Windows 7: Changing the Download location in IE9

15 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Changing the Download location in IE9

I am running the released RTM version of IE9, and I'm noticing that I cannot change the download location (default) in the new Download Manager. Can anyone else change this and get it to stick?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark



If you click the Tools button then View Downloads

Changing the Download location in IE9-ie9-view-downloads.png

You can then click Options which will give you a Browse button to select a new download location.

Changing the Download location in IE9-ie9-download-options.png

I've just checked it and it works


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

That's what I meant by it not sticking. I can change it all I want, but it won't accept the change. It goes back to Downloads after browsing. I wanted to know if it worked for others, or if everyone was having the same problem. So far, on two systems, I can't get it to stick.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Mar 2011   #4
Orbital Shark


Have you tried manually changing it in regedit?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Try changing it in there
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2011   #5

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Have had mine set to my Data drive since beta and it has stayed the same through RC and RTM.

No problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Weird. I finally tried downloading a file and it defaulted to my preferred location on my storage drive, but in the Options for the download manager, it still says Downloads.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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