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Downloading, etc.

by CoreyP / January 21, 2006 7:42 AM PST

How do i change where my downloads go to? They automatically download to the desktop now, how do i change that. Also, ive asked a few times but havent got a good answer yet on how to make things i download such as mp3s, progs, etc viewable only when im logged on to my account. Like say i download a program while im on my account, i dont want my roomie to be able to use it when he is logged on to his account or even see it. I have admin powers by the way. I hope my question makes sense. But thanks for the help everyone.

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automatically download
by eddie11013 / January 21, 2006 11:33 PM PST
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Two things come to mind, one is that whenever you click to download anything, it almost always asks you where you want to download/save to, here you select your destination. Secondly, regardless where it is downloaded to (desktop,etc.), it, (program,mp3,etc)can be 'cut'(right click) and pasted to where ever you want, My downloads folder, My Music folder, My Documents, etc.
As to your second question, I don't have a good answer, but I would 'think' that a ''program'' would be seen by all whereas an ''individual'' letter could only be seen by the 'author'. When I am installing a program it 'sometimes' asks if I want everyone to see the program or just a certain user. When you install a program it also asks you 'where' you want to install it. It usually defaults to something like C:\Program Files, this, I think, can be changed to something like C:\Documents & Settings\Administrator. Try it, worst case is it doesn't work and you reinstall to C:\Program Files

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by crazeebob2000 / January 22, 2006 4:35 AM PST
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Firefox will let you choose where your downloads end up but, I don't think IE will. Maybe someone a little smarter than me will come along with a solution.

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Tools > Internet Options in IE, or
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 22, 2006 5:12 AM PST
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Tools > Options in Firefox, depending which browser you are using. I believe from a previous thread you started that you deleted IE, athough you didn't say how.

You need to start exploring the programs you are using. In IE, goto Tools > Internet Options, then the Security tab. Explore the options under ''Internet'', Custom Levels.

In Firefox goto Tools > Options, and click the Download tab/option.

Don't let the computer control you, make it prompt for your decision for things like this.

In the previous thread, here;
you asked the question about restricting others from seeing your files. Questions were asked, but you failed to answer.

You need to learn about Account Management and the information in this post here;
is as good a place as any to start.

By the way, in the Computer Newbies thread you have been asking about P2P programs such as Kazaa, etc. You need to be careful. If you are downloading programs and mp3's, etc, from such sources without the owners' permission you are indulging in piracy which is probably illegal where you live, and you will receive little help in these forums for such activities.

Be careful of the pests you also get downloaded from such sources.


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