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Howto: Change the default download directory for Internet Explorer


The default download directory for Internet Explorer is the My Document folder. To change this location, follow these steps:

  1. Open the registry editor and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer.
  2. Create a new value of type String and name it Download Directory
  3. Open the new value and enter the new directory.

The result should look like this:

Registy editor with changed default folder for the Internet Explorer (click to enlarge)


Posted by Henning Krause on Thursday, May 25, 2006 12:00 AM, last modified on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 12:00 PM
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On 8/31/2013 3:35:22 PM Sally Jurina United States wrote:

Sally Jurina

Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little study on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I located it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!