In Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has learned a thing or two from Firefox and made it so all of your downloads go to one location. The default folder is called Downloads in your windows user profile path and that isn’t a bad spot for it. But, some people prefer a different spot – how do we change it? Microsoft didn’t make it obvious, but there is an option hidden in the menu bar of IE9. I’ll show you where and what to do in this groovy How-To.
In Internet Explorer 9, Click the gear icon to access the menu then Select View Downloads.
At the top middle of the new window that appears, Click Options.
The download options dialog should now pop-up. Click Browse.
Select any folder anywhere on your computer, the one you choose will be where all of your downloads from Internet Explorer 9 will go. To lock in the selection, Click Select Folder.
Be sure to Click OK dialog box from Step 4 to save changes.
Now your Internet Explorer 9 default download folder is exactly where you wan it! If you’re an old-school computer geek then it is likely set to your desktop. But, for work-related projects you can even set downloads to go directly to your Dropbox or a USB thumb drive. Groovy!
What is your favorite download location for your internet browsers? Let us know in the comments below, especially if you have any groovy tricks or tips on this subject.