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How to set default download locations

  1. #11


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    something must have changed yours ,I go to google images and right click and can choose to put it where ever I want ,

    if I were you I would change the IE download location to the one you want the picture to go to, giving that is mostly what you download

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  2. #12


    Ok guys, you're apparently not understanding me, or I'm not making myself clear. Yes, when I right click on an image and select "save as" a dialog does open allowing me to browse to the folder where I want to save it, so Bass, you're with me so far, however, at this point the initial location to "save as" for any particular file should already be determined in that dialog but in my case I have to then browse through levels of folders to put it where it belongs. And sygnus, your method only works if it's a downloadable link that you just click on. This doesn't work for non-hyperlinked images that are just sitting there on a page or in google images. You have to right click and then select "save as" to download images.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    something must have changed yours ,I go to google images and right click and can choose to put it where ever I want ,

    if I were you I would change the IE download location to the one you want the picture to go to, giving that is mostly what you download
    That's not what he's saying. The problem is he doesn't want it to work like that; instead of "hunting" for a location, he simply wants to click the file and it automatically goes to the location of his choice. I'm not sure that level of customization exists for his needs....

    Quote Originally Posted by darkbreeze View Post
    Ok guys, you're apparently not understanding me, or I'm not making myself clear. Yes, when I right click on an image and select "save as" a dialog does open allowing me to browse to the folder where I want to save it, so Bass, you're with me so far, however, at this point the initial location to "save as" for any particular file should already be determined in that dialog but in my case I have to then browse through levels of folders to put it where it belongs. And sygnus, your method only works if it's a downloadable link that you just click on. This doesn't work for non-hyperlinked images that are just sitting there on a page or in google images. You have to right click and then select "save as" to download images.
    @ darkbreeze,

    Yes, I get it, I'm not sure that level of customization exists through IE like that. And I don't remember it being that way under Windows 7 in IE10. On the other hand I didn't look that hard. And usually when I download images, I do the same and just browse to the desktop of other locations deemed necessary.

    Now... what "might" of happened in the old (IE10) browser is it "remembered" your last location and opened it by default, but...
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  4. #14


    Well, if windows defaults to this "pictures" under "this pc", it seems there should be a way to set that location someplace else. There has to be a setting to designate that location otherwise windows would have no idea where to save anything. Just can't find the registry entry, internet explorer setting, or folder option.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Well unfortunately I don't have that answer for you. Could it be done through the registry, probably; where, I don't know.
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  6. #16


    Yeah, I was afeared of that. And yes, I did mean "afeared". Just like in the redneck dictionary. Thanks for the suggestions though and if anybody does know how to accomplish this, I'd appreciate that information.
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  7. #17


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello and thanks the rep points .
    Iam not sure as to what will fix your problem ,but its not a problem I have ,I just finished reinstalling a new win8.1,not positive this was the way in my old install.
    i created a folder in the root of C:\ called it images ,and now every time I right click on an image in google images it automatically opens to that folder ,ever after I rebooted the computer .as you can seen in the image
    I hope you have success in fixing this problem
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  8. #18


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    update for me .if I choose a different location and download by right click save as it goes to the last choice I made
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by darkbreeze View Post
    ... however, if let's say, you are browsing google images, and right click an image to save it, the dialog that comes up 99% of the time seems to be windows 8 pictures folder. Occasionally it will actually open a dialog to the last folder I browsed into and saved an image into, but almost always it's the pictures folder. There used to be an option somewhere to set the "save as" default location to "last folder used", so that once you had saved a file type into that folder, say, a .jpg or .png, it went to the last place you saved a file of that type. Since windows 8 or internet explorer 11, not sure which is the culprit, it doesn't do that. Thanks.

    Hi, DarkBreeze. Did you ever figure out how to save images to your preferred folder without having to browse each time? I save a lot of images a month. I don't like saving anything anywhere in my library folder - just because. It's a pain to right click on an image - go to "save as" and then have to browse for the folder you want to save it in every single time. Does anyone know how to set your default folder (outside of "library") for right clicking on images? I looked thru the tools and internet options in IE, but didn't find what I was looking for.

    Thanks!
    Rhonda

    PS
    I'm not talking about downloading to a specific folder. I know how to do that.
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