Those pesky DEFAULTS will be the death of me yet!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by ragmaniac, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. ragmaniac

    ragmaniac New Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    Whenever I click on a picture to download onto my Windows 7 machine
    while in MS Internet Explorer 8, the picture is automatically saved in
    a Windows 7 DEFAULT folder, usually in USERS something or other.
    I want to be able to change this DEFAULT to a folder of my choice so
    that these picture downloads are always AUTOMATICALLY placed into MY
    choice of default folder as long as I don't change it to something
    else. How?

    ALSO, ON A DIFFERENT SUBJECT: Whenever I open any Windows 7 window on
    any disk drive, the character length of each column is predetermined
    automatically by the Windows 7 system, unless I change it with the
    Choose Details pull down. This is not a good option because I would
    have to do it for each window I open, driving me nuts. I want to be
    able to change this automatic character length default for ALL columns
    in ALL windows PERMANENTLY. How?
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
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    As for default download folder in IE, you can change it:

    regedit -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer -> Download directory -> Edit it.

    You can also use Orbit Downloader (freeware).

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  3. CommonTater

    CommonTater New Member

    Jul 21, 2010
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    The second part is easy... Set your windows and colums as you like them, then
    ALT + T -> Folder Options -> View -> Apply to folders.

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