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Download trouble and windows not remembering last save locat

by Stabbth / March 16, 2014 2:10 PM PDT

I'm using Windows 7. No matter what browsers I use (Chrome, IE or Firefox) when I save photos off the net, it keeps going to a random directory instead of "remembering" where I last saved. Anyone know how to fix this?

Also, I have been unable to download files from Depositefile, rapidgator, and a few other similar sites. I'm at a loss as to why this is. Anyone have some guesses that could help me troubleshoot? Thanks. Let me know if you need more info. on my system etc.

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It's been discussed a few times.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2014 3:05 PM PDT

And it's by design which is Microsoft's code word/phrase there is nothing wrong here. If you save a PDF then the next time you save a JPG it won't repeat the same folder here. It's been that way since about 1995.

There are folk that feel it's time for that to change.

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by Stabbth / March 16, 2014 3:59 PM PDT

I am not talking about a different file type. I'm talking about when I am trying to save the same type of files.

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(NT) It's file type agnostic
by Jimmy Greystone / March 16, 2014 11:13 PM PDT
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Again, not considered a bug in Windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2014 2:34 AM PDT
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I'm short changing you as this area was recently discussed at length. There's a lot of newer users today that are griping about areas of Windows (or rather the app!) that does this.

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