save on the desktop(12 posts)
Before reading any further ... MAKE SURE TO CREATE A RESTORE POINT AND/OR A FULL BACKUP OF YOUR OS!!!
If you are comfortable going into your registry you can make the change there.
If you do not already have a value named "Download Directory" you can create it by...
Right click an open area and choose New >> String Value and name it "Download Directory"
Double click that entry and type in the path to your Directory. Usually C:\Users\'current user'\Desktop ... Where 'Current User' is your profile name.
@mysticgeek: I don't think that will help. If I understand the question right, the user already has that registry key and the problem is the Internet Explorer updates that key to a new location if you browse to a different place in it's save dialog. From my testing just now, it appears Firefox does the same thing.
That maybe an extension for IE or Firefox that changes that but I don't know of it right now.
@Antman: True but it looks like that is for always saving to the specified folder. I think the OP wants a save to dialog to popup defaulting to a folder and if one then changes the folder it doesn't update that default. From what I can tell neither IE or Firefox can do that.
@supermansghost: That is true.
@Antman: I suppose so. It seems to me that if always saving to the desktop was the OPs aim, then there wouldn't be a problem as the last location saved to would always be the Desktop but I guess unless the OP responds we can't know for sure.
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