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morocco31477

Vista Default Download Folder

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When you go to download something using IE7, it Vista wants to save it to \*user*\downloads by default. How can you change this, I want the default folder to be the Desktop.

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Just select the Desktop next time you download something, it will remember your settings.

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Just select the Desktop next time you download something, it will remember your settings.

Not mine, it keeps going back to my user folder.

Well, I mean after a restart, it will change back to the user folder until I download something again.

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Type %userprofile% in the search box in start menu (or in Run). It will bring up all your personal folders. Right-click download --> location tab --> move location --> pick where you want your downloads to go.

Done.

You can change the location of all the other folders as well like Documents, Music, Pictures, Contacts, etc.

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Open Registry Editor (Type regedit in Run dialog box and hit enter)

and navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

Now check the string (REG_SZ) value named Download Directory, change the path according to your need.

Restart IE to take effect.

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