Cannot Specify Default Download Folder in Internet Explorer
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When you download a file from a Web page in Microsoft Internet Explorerand 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 tosave the file. By default, the folder in which you last saved a file youdownloaded with Internet Explorer is selected.
When you download a file from a Web page for the first time afterinstalling Internet Explorer and you are prompted to select the folder inwhich you want to save the file, the Windows\Desktop folder is selectedby default. Until you select a different folder, the Windows\Desktopfolder is always selected by default. When you select a different folder,that folder is selected by default until you select a different folder.
Article ID: 159859 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 18:11:00 - Revision: 5.0