You can direct the downloads anywhere you want. You can go to your download manager and set the default location or you should have the option of selecting the location when you start a download. Can't be more specific, as there are lots of different managers depending on your browser.
If someone sends me a file, like a pps, when I download it the file goes directly to the desktop. This is annoying for one because I hide my desktop icons, two I then have to move the file to the downloads folder.
When I click Start there isn't any Downloads in the quick start menu, just documents, photos and games.
So how do I get downloads to go tot he downloads folder and how do I put Downloads in the Quickstart menu?