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Specify the Default Internet Explorer Download Directory (All Windows) Popular

This setting is used to specify which directory should be used as the default location to save downloaded files retrieved using Internet Explorer.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "Download Directory" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|Download DirectoryREG_SZ"C:\My Files"|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer]
Value Name: Download Directory
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Qualified Directory

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Last modified: April 4, 2002