Windows 10: How do I download files without having to use MS edge to open them up? Solved

  1.    10 Feb 2018 #1

    How do I download files without having to use MS edge to open them up?


    Even when I open Firefox and download a file. To open it (pdf) it has to open in Microsoft edge .
    How do I get files to just save to my desktop?
    I am so missing the simplicity of my mac.
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       10 Feb 2018 #2

    I install a .pdf Reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader and make it the Default Program for the file type. I find Edge to be problematic in that area.
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  3.    10 Feb 2018 #3

    Thanks. Went into settings, apps, default, default by file type and was able to change it. Now if I could just figure how to save my scanned docs on my desktop and not the onedrive thing that is driving me batty
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  4. Posts : 4,485
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       10 Feb 2018 #4

    Most times a scanning program will save to Documents/My Documents and a subFolder in that but there may be a setting in the program you use to change that. Win10 has a Fax and Scan feature in Start, W section, Windows Accessories, it shows Documents for saving. Having a few Hard Drives I tend to turn OneDrive off to prevent such issues.
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