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How can I designate a drive for downloads?

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    How can I designate a drive for downloads?


    I am setting up my new laptop with windows 8. For the first time in my computer usin life, I partitioned my hard drive. I have designated C as the OS, E as program files and F is where i would like to store data. My first attempt at adding a program, I tried to download firefox as a browser. It DID NOT give me an option to customize the setup and downloaded the program to C. I cannot figure out how to change that. Help.

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    Depending on your browser you can choose the default download location.
    I use Opera:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fikey View Post
    I am setting up my new laptop with windows 8. For the first time in my computer usin life, I partitioned my hard drive. I have designated C as the OS, E as program files and F is where i would like to store data. My first attempt at adding a program, I tried to download firefox as a browser. It DID NOT give me an option to customize the setup and downloaded the program to C. I cannot figure out how to change that. Help.
    If you wanted to install the application to a alternative location, did you not get these options:

    Attachment 39707Attachment 39708

    EDIT: Some components will still reside in C:
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