I cannot specify a download directory when I download a file.

A. When you download a file you are asked what to do, "Open this file from its current location" or "Save this file to disk". If you take the latter option you are asked for a storage location and you then click Save. Also on the selection screen is a "Always ask before opening this type of file", if you clear this check in future any downloads of this type will be downloaded to the Temporary Internet Files folder and opened by the program associated with the file type. To undo this perform the following:

  1. Double click on My Computer
  2. From the View menu select Folder Options
  3. Select the File Types tab
  4. Select the file type you have the problem with in the Registered File Types box and click Edit
  5. In the bottom right corner is a "Confirm open after Download". Check the box so there is a tick in it and click OK
  6. Click OK again to close the "Folder Options" dialog box
  7. Close My Computer

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