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Windows 7: How to change the default download file directory

27 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 Pro x64
How to change the default download file directory


When I install or download file from the net, these one are automatically saved onder c: user\downloaded file

As I just install a new SDD HD, I would like these file to be saved under d:\user\downloaded file

How could I permanently modify the default files?


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27 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601

open Internet explorer and press CTRL+J
click on link options
set default download location

if you use firefox then in tools>>options>>general tab
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27 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

Whichever Browser you may be using, in their preferences/options there is a provision to choose on where you want to save the downloads. Please look around there for nominating the place where you want to save your downloads.
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27 Feb 2012   #4

windows 7 Pro x64

Thanks Codekiddy, Wanchoo

Problem resolves
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