1.    22 Feb 2016 #1
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    All files go to Download


    In Windows 10, when I try to open a file within a page or open an attachment it always goes to the Download folder rather than opening. This to say the least is frustrating. This never happened when using Windows 8.1. Is there any way to prevent this happening?
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  2.    22 Feb 2016 #2
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    Check your program defaults for the browser as I've seen this happen when they're not correct for that file type
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  3.    22 Feb 2016 #3

    If you are using Edge, there doesn't seem to be an option to change the download location and its an oversight on Microsoft's part. Parts a visit to the feedback app might be an idea.
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  4.    22 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    If you are using Edge, there doesn't seem to be an option to change the download location and its an oversight on Microsoft's part.
    Right-clicking on the file will show a menu choice for "Save target as". That opens a dialog box that defaults to "Username/Downloads", but that will permit you to select your location to save to.
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  5.    05 Mar 2016 #5
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    Thanks to robgr, swarfega and gpstoloff for your comments.
    robgr - I have failed to find anywhere in any of my browsers to change where files go. I use IE, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. Maybe I have been looking in the wrong places.
    swarfega - Thanks for your comments.
    gpstoloff - When I right-click on anything I want to open, I don't get "Save target as" as an option.
    I guess I shall have to just put up with the situation but thanks again for your comments.
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  6.    05 Mar 2016 #6
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    Tyler
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    Windows 10 Pro / Windows Server 2012 (VM)

    Please search for the solution online -- it's there --- use "How to change Default Download Save Folder?" found solutions for all major browsers (-Edge) all Mozilla type Options => General => Download Location MS IE 11 =>Settings
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  7.    06 May 2016 #7
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    Can't change download options


    I'm having the same problem, where I am not able to open a file without saving it first. Is there a way to change the setting from defaulting to saving a file before opening it?
    Thank you for any help you can provide.
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  8.    07 May 2016 #8
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    Cant' change download options


    Jillibaby

    See post from Dadicator in this thread. I have gone to Options in the Firefox browser Menu and actioned the Downloads item to"Always ask me where to save files". Seems to work most of the time. Bon chance.
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  9.    07 May 2016 #9
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    "I have gone to Options in the Firefox browser Menu and actioned the Downloads item to"Always ask me where to save files"."
    Yes, it's a browser settings not an OS setting. You can go one step further in Firefox. Open 'Options' and hit 'Applications' tab. Then scroll down to file type, let's say, PDF. Select options to the right in drop down box. Ditto for mp3's or jpg's if you have a preference all the time instead of 'Download'.

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  10.    07 May 2016 #10
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    Thanks MrGeek.
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