save on the desktop(12 posts)
Depending upon the application you can go in and choose the default location to store files within the application. What kind of files and with what application are you trying to use?
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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