change the download default location in IE v8 in a XP Pro environm

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by stumped-in-excel, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. I need to reset the (global) default location for all downloads using IE-8.
    I'd like this to be done without downloading other add-on software
    (powertoys) - or manually selecting each application and designating the
    location of extensions individually.

    Isn't there a simple feature similar to Word or Excel where a location can
    be set as the default for all files downloaded thru IE?

    This is hour 2 trying to find the answer on MS site and I'm just a little
    frustrated - Sorry!
    stumped-in-excel, Oct 5, 2009
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    Try the web. Use this as your search term:

    change internet explorer default download location

    You'll find many hits with solutions.
    Leonard Grey, Oct 5, 2009
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  3. stumped-in-excel

    ju.c Guest

    Just enter the path here:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer]
    "Download Directory"="C:\\Folder"

    ju.c, Oct 6, 2009
  4. stumped-in-excel

    elizas Guest

    To specify the default location where downloaded files from Interne
    explorer are saved , we need to set the default location (directory pat
    in registry). The registry key location i
    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer]

    Here is the code sample in VB 6.0
    [VB 6.0 Code Starts]

    ' -- Declaration and API calls for writing to registry

    Private Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
    'Create Registry Key
    Private Declare Function RegCreateKey Lib "advapi32.dll" Alia
    "RegCreateKeyA" (ByVal hKey As Long, ByVal lpSubKey As String, phkResul
    As Long) As Long
    'Store a Value
    Private Declare Function RegSetValueEx Lib "advapi32.dll" Alia
    "RegSetValueExA" (ByVal hKey As Long, ByVal lpValueName As String, ByVa
    Reserved As Long, ByVal dwType As Long, lpData As Any, ByVal cbData A
    Long) As Long
    'Close Registry Key
    Private Declare Function RegCloseKey Lib "advapi32.dll" (ByVal hKe
    As Long) As Long

    '-- Method to set registry value

    For further details 'refer' (
    elizas, May 3, 2010
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