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is it possible to define the download directory in Internet Explorer 8? I can't find this basic browser option!

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That's not a readily configurable option in Internet Explorer. But you can change it with a registry tweak.


  • Go to Start -> Run -> type regedit and enter
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Internet Explorer
  • Create a new String value with key Download Directory and set the value to a valid directory (ex: C:\Download) * if this key already exists, just modify the value



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(Images from another tutorial, here.)

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@Olivier: if it worked for you, then considering accepting the answer; click the checkmark above. – studiohack Apr 29 '11 at 15:13

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