Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Automatic Download to Desktop

by knugs / July 15, 2005 12:39 AM PDT

I am running Windows XP Professional SP 2, and when I download something it automatically downloads to my desktop. Does anyone know how I can fix this? Thanks.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Automatic Download to Desktop
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Automatic Download to Desktop
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: Automatic Download to Desktop
by Tufenuf / July 15, 2005 12:50 AM PDT

knugs, When the File download window appears and you click the Save button up at the top in the Save in window use the drop down arrow button to choose a location of your choice.


Collapse -
No Drop Down Box
by knugs / July 15, 2005 1:35 AM PDT

Unfortunately there is no drop down box to choose from. I forgot to mention that I am using Mozilla Firefox, if that would make any difference. Thanks.

Collapse -
download location in Mozilla
by doreensee / July 15, 2005 2:25 AM PDT

there is an option in Mozilla drop down TOOLS to OPTIONS
click on downloads and there is an option to download to desktop or ask you where you would like it downloaded to.

Collapse -
download in Mozilla
by knugs / July 15, 2005 2:42 AM PDT

Just wanted to say thanks Happy

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?