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Almost every time I download a file, I want to specify where it goes. The default IE9 Save button doesn't ask. Instead, I have to click the drop-down arrow next to it, then choose Save as.

Is there a way to make Save as the default?

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According to a Microsoft forum post, this option is not available... Seems quite rudimentary but they removed this capability. The best you can do is change the Default Location to somewhere you'll easily get to and move files around.

To change the default location(I change it to my desktop... easiest location...),

Tools
View Downloads
Options
Change the location
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Another way to partially avoid this problem is to not left-click the file/link that should be downloaded, but instead to right-click it and choose "Save target as...".

Since all the required clicking is right at your cursor, it is, in my opinion, more effective and less annoying than always choosing the option from the popping up, yellow, information bar.

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