In this guide I will show you how to change the default download folder in internet explorer. This is very easy to do and helpful when you want files to download to somewhere else than your downloads folder. Sometimes I want to have quick access to files for a project that I am working on so I will have them go to my desktop by default. The good thing is you can change this as often as you would like.
The steps for changing the download folder are easy. We will start by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner. Then we will select
View downloads. You could also use the shortcut of
Ctrl + J.
Next, on the bottom left we will click on the
Options button. To be honest, it looks more like and link than a button.
Now we have the option to change the
Default download location. Click the
Browse button to get the file explorer window open where you will select the default location.
With the file explorer window open, navigate to the folder that you would like for your downloads to go to by default. You can see that I chose the
Desktop folder by clicking on it on the left hand side. Once happy with your selection, click the
Select Folder button on the bottom right to finalize your change.
As you can see it was easy to change the default download folder in internet explorer. I tend to change this from project to project to make processing data easier. Where do you like to save your files by default? Drop a comment below and let us know!
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