Often depends which browser you are using
by MarkFlax - 5/25/11 1:07 PM
In Reply to: can't find downloads by madipaddy
For example, with my own Firefox I have set the "Download" location to be my Desktop. I did that in Firefox > Tools > Options, (in FF4 that is Firefox > Options > Options), then the General tab. If you go there you can see where your Firefox saves downloaded files by default. Like I say, I changed my default location, using the Browse button, to my Desktop.
It's easier to see there. Then when the download is complete, I minimise Firefox and look on the Desktop for the file I downloaded. I then scan it with my anti-virus, because I never install programs without double checking them first. If that is all clear, I then click, (you may need to double click), the file to run it, to install the program itself, because that file is only an 'installer' file.
Firefox also has the option to "Always ask me where to save files". I'm not sure, but if I select that, I may also be given the option to Run the installer. But i would never do that anyway.
In Internet Explorer, the situation is different. There doesn't seem to be specific customisable options to download. Instead, IE will always ask whether you want to Download & Save, or Download & Run. I always select "Download & Save", then select where to save in the next dialog box.
Other browsers may be different again.
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