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  1.    25 Jul 2016 #1
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    download file location


    how do i specify the folder i want a downloaded file to be placed?
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  2.    25 Jul 2016 #2
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    Welcome to the forums!

    Each browser has its own settings to navigate to set the download folder.

    Are you using Edge? I use a different browser.
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  3.    25 Jul 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyramid10 View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    Each browser has its own settings to navigate to set the download folder.

    Are you using Edge? I use a different browser.

    I am using Chrome as my browser. I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I downloaded using windows 7 they would a where I wanted it saved. Does not seem to be the case with 10.

    Thanks for your quick reply.
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  4.    25 Jul 2016 #4
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    Hi:

    Yes, it would help to know which browser you are using.

    I do not use Edge, but this tutorial explains the default downloads destination folder for Edge and -- if desired -- how to change it: Microsoft Edge Downloads Folder - Change in Windows 10

    If you are referring to another browser, please tell us, so that we can provide the instructions for that browser.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  5.    25 Jul 2016 #5
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    There should be a hammer icon with Google Chrome to get to the settings; unless that has changed.
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  6.    25 Jul 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyramid10 View Post
    There should be a hammer icon with Google Chrome to get to the settings; unless that has changed.

    Am not familiar with the "hammer" icon. What does it look like and where on the screen might it be.
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  7.    25 Jul 2016 #7
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    Browser is Google Chrome. Sorry for the omission. Don

    Quote Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
    Hi:

    Yes, it would help to know which browser you are using.

    I do not use Edge, but this tutorial explains the default downloads destination folder for Edge and -- if desired -- how to change it: Microsoft Edge Downloads Folder - Change in Windows 10

    If you are referring to another browser, please tell us, so that we can provide the instructions for that browser.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  8.    25 Jul 2016 #8
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    We'll need to wait for someone more facile with Edge to weigh in, but....

    Currently, Microsoft Edge does not include a setting to change the default downloads folder.
    Microsoft Edge Downloads Folder - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    According to the tutorial, the only way to change that now is with a regedit.

    If I read the tutorial correctly, I think there *will* be a way to change the location -- perhaps through a group policy? -- after the Anniversary Update (aka "Redstone") in a few weeks.
    This option is available starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316.
    Perhaps someone will be able to add to this information or to correct me, if I am wrong.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  9.    25 Jul 2016 #9
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    OOPS!

    My bad -- I thought you were using Edge.
    Alas, I do not use Chrome, either.
    But I'm sure someone who does can help you designate a download folder location.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  10.    25 Jul 2016 #10
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    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11

    On you Chrome browser:

    Click on the three bars icon and select Setting.
    On Settings click Show Advanced Setting.
    On Downloads section inside Advanced Setting, Check "Ask where to save each file before downloading."
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