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How Do I Change the Default Download Folder in Internet Explorer® 9

March 27, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to change the default download folder just for Internet Explorer® 9

Internet Explorer® is the default Internet browser preinstalled in every Windows® operating system; because of this, its functions are already interconnected within the system. Internet Explorer® 9 saves all your downloaded files to the default “downloads” folder in your user profile folder. If you want to change the default download folder just for Internet Explorer® 9, you can do so using the instructions below.

Changing default download folder in IE9:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer® 9 and click on the “Tools” icon in the upper-right corner of the window (or press “Alt+X”).
  2. Click on the “View Downloads” option (or press “Ctrl+J”).
  3. The “View Downloads” window will open. Click on the “Options” link in the bottom-left corner of the window.
  4. Click on the “Browse” button and select the folder you desire. Now, click on the “Select folder” button.
  5. Click on the “OK” button and close the “View Downloads” window.


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