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Windows 7: Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location

19 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Reseting IE 9 32 bit to defaults didn't help. It actually mad things worse, now it crashes every time I open it. Looks like I'm going back to IE 8.
Mine did the same just did a system restore to the day before and back in business. Dont know what the problem was though.


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19 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

I've uninstalled IE 9 and IE 8 seems to be OK. A couple of things happened after I did the reset in IE 9. I got prompted to enable two plugins, one was Research and the other one I can't remember, both were Microsoft. Then when my home page Google loaded I got a script error and there were two extra windows on the screen. One down the left side and one across the bottom. What was in them didn't make any sense to me and I closed them. I closed IE 9 32 bit and opened it again and Google loaded OK. I tried the view downloads again and it crashed like the first time only after that IE crashed every time I tried to open it. IE 9 x64 was OK though. I've uninstalled the Adobe flash beta too. I'm guessing if I had done a clean install of windows and then installed IE 9 beta with no third party add-ins that wouldn't happen. In a month or two I plan on buying a new SATA hard drive for this rig and will be doing a clean install. I'll likely try again then but for now I think I'll stay with IE 8.
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26 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1

Hey Brink,

Just logged in to say thanks. It wasn't that easy to find. I was setting up my wife's newly formatted laptop and thought I'd organize her laptop nicely. :)

Thanks for the tip man.
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26 Aug 2011   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Oreo. :)
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26 Aug 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1

Thanks for the info Brink :)
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26 Aug 2011   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Lee. :)
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13 Sep 2011   #16
Just Plain Erik

Windows 7 64-bit

This procedure did not work for me. What did work is:
1. Use Windows Explorer to go to the current location of the download folder. The default location is C:\Users\<user_name>\Downloads.
2. right-click the downloads folder and choose properties.
3. Select the Location Tab and then select move.
4. Browse to the new location.
5. Click Select Folder.
6. Click OK.
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13 Sep 2011   #17

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Erik, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What part of the tutorial didn't work for you on changing where IE9 saves to by default?

What you described is completely different. That is for moving the default location of your Downloads user folder and not for changing the default "Save to" location that IE9 uses.
User Folders - Change Default Location
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13 Sep 2011   #18
Just Plain Erik

Windows 7 64-bit

This is the procedure I tried (Option 1). I was changing the location of the IE9 default download folder. I completed all the steps but the change was not saved.

Now, I am confused. Your reply gave me a link to a different procedure. This procedure tells how to move User Profile Folders.
.User Folders - Change Default Location

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13 Sep 2011   #19

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


The link I gave was just for what you described you did in your post above to move that "Download" user folder. That's all.

It may not have worked before using the tutorial on the first page of this thread if the Download folder was not correct.
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