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[Solved] Problems with downloads

tintac

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Feb 9, 2011
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Hi, my knowledge of computing is like my driving, ok on the routes I know but if I get diverted via roadworks then I'm lost. On windows 7 and Google Chrome and for some reason any downloads end up in the windows Media centre and disappear. Desperate measures include resetting PC to factory settings and trying other browsers but still no good. Any advice would be gratefully received.
 

Helcaraxe

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Taunton
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Hi tintac. When using Google Chrome you can change the destination folder where you want your downloads to go to.

If you click on the three lines in the top of your browser and click on settings this will open your setting page in a new tab. At the bottom of your page click on show advanced settings (in blue at the bottom). Scroll down to where it says downloads and you will see a box showing your download destination folder. Next to it is a box titled change, click on this and change to the destination folder you prefer. I have mine set to download to a download folder.

Hope this helps.
 

tintac

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Feb 9, 2011
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Great, Thanks for that it's been driving me mad over the last month or two.
 

KenB

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Can we mark this one as "Solved" ?
 

Plastic Nev

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Just to add, most browsers can be set in a similar fashion to send downloads to a folder of your choice. It seems most of us create a new folder, if one doesn't already exist, in "Documents" or similar, and name it "Downloads" then set the browser to send downloads to that folder.

Nev.
 

tintac

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Sorry for delay in getting back to you. Followed your advice and the problem is now solved. Thanks again
 

KenB

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Thanks for the feedback - will mark this "Solved" now :)
 
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