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Change the Download Location for ActiveX Files (All Windows)

This tweak allows you to change the default folder to which ActiveX files are installed when you download an ActiveX control. The default path of this folder is "Windows\Downloaded Program Files."

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Open your registry and find the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings] and change the value of "ActiveXCache" to the requested download location.

Repeat the step and change the value of "0" in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ActiveX Cache] to the same directory.

Restart Internet Explorer for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|ActiveXCacheREG_SZC:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Internet Settings]
Value Name: ActiveXCache
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: October 3, 2002