Internet Explorer – How to Change the Location Folder of Your Downloads



If, by any chance, that you’re still using Internet Explorer as your primary browser (as it could be that you’re constantly using an old version of Windows, or some other reason), then it may come into mind that you would want to change the default location of your downloaded files whenever you get something from the Internet. By default, whenever you download something with the use of this browser, it will automatically get saved straight to the Downloads folder of your user account. But if you want to have the web browser save it somewhere else, then read on to find out how.

Internet Explorer – How to Change the Location Folder of Your Downloads

Changing the Default Location of your Downloaded Files When Using Internet Explorer

Step 1 – First of all, you would have to open up Internet Explorer on your machine. Once the application is properly opened, click on the Tools button that is located on the right side of the toolbar. It will then show a drop-down menu. Click on the “View Downloads” menu item. Alternatively, you can bypass all of this by pressing Ctrl + J on your keyboard.

Step 2 – Either you went with the option of clicking on the “View Downloads” or when you’ve pressed Ctrl + J on your keyboard; it will then bring out the View Downloads window in Internet Explorer. In here, proceed by clicking on the Options link found at the bottom. Doing so will bring up a new Options window.

Step 3 – In the new window, you can type in the full path of the new default location in the “Default download location” input box as to where your downloads will automatically go. You can also click on the Browse button and select, and even create the new destination folder.

Step 4 – After verifying that everything is done and correct you can then click on the OK button located at the bottom of the Download Options window. While it is seemingly simple, it can save you a lot of time instead of always going to your user account’s “Downloads” folder then manually moving your files wherever you want them to be placed.

Changing the location of your downloaded files in Internet Explorer is not a difficult task to behold; as a matter of fact, it doesn’t even require you to learn rocket science to accomplish it. However, if you don’t want to change the default location of your downloaded files, you would less likely stumble upon this feature.


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