Cannot Specify Default Download Folder in Internet Explorer

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When you download a file from a Web page in Microsoft Internet Explorer and choose to save the file to your hard disk instead of opening it, Internet Explorer prompts you to select the folder in which you want to save the file. By default, the folder in which you last saved a file you downloaded with Internet Explorer is selected.

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When you download a file from a Web page for the first time after installing Internet Explorer and you are prompted to select the folder in which you want to save the file, the Windows\Desktop folder is selected by default. Until you select a different folder, the Windows\Desktop folder is always selected by default. When you select a different folder, that folder is selected by default until you select a different folder.

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Article ID: 159859 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 5.0
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