Windows 10: All files go to Download

  1.    22 Feb 2016 #1

    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    22 Feb 2016 #2

    Check your program defaults for the browser as I've seen this happen when they're not correct for that file type
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    22 Feb 2016 #4

    swarfega said: 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    05 Mar 2016 #5

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows Server 2012 (VM)
       05 Mar 2016 #6

    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    06 May 2016 #7

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    07 May 2016 #8

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    07 May 2016 #9

    "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'.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot_1.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	83.6 KB 
ID:	78619
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    07 May 2016 #10

    Thanks MrGeek.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Is there a way to force Edge to download PDF Files, or open in Acrobat Reader?
I had the Windows 10 install files in $WINDOWS.~BT and $Windows.~WS totalling >5GB. A few days ago I decided to also download the Windows 10 ISO. I've now found that the 5GB+ installation files have been deleted. I'd like to have both options...
I've been running WIndows 10 for a little while now, over a month. Now, for some reason I cannot download a file. If I try from Firefox, it fails, if from IE it fails and if from Edge it fails. I'm stumped??? I can surf the web but just can't...
In Windows in the past you could go to the windows update download site to find the updates. It doesn't seem to work for Windows 10 cumulative updates. Is there a way to find these updates? I have even tried googling the kb numbers and it only...
In Windows 10, I need to download sound files from a web site onto my portable device. The files are downloaded, but I cannot specify where I want them to go; they all go to C:\user\downloads, without pausing to ask me. Thanks for any help. ACA
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:41.
Find Us