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Downloads: Why can't I find them?

 You download a file and close the download page then, OOPS! Where is it? 

Well, your browser chooses where your downloads are stored but you can take control of the process. If you use more than one browser, you will need to modify the settings of each one individually.

In Firefox: 
Firefox Downloads
  1. Go to "Tools" near the top of your open Firefox browser. Select "Options" from the drop down menu.  
  2. Personally, I have them all go to a folder called "Downloads" but you can choose to have them download to the location of your choice, such as your desktop or have the browser ask you every time where you want to save the file by clicking the circle in front of "Always ask me where to save files."

In Chrome:
  1. Click the wrench on the top right hand side of the browser.
  2. Select "settings" from the drop down menu.
  3. Click the link at the bottom of the page that says "Show Advanced Settings..."
  4. Scroll down to the Download section and again, you can select the location of your choice or have the browser ask each time by clicking the circle in from the "Ask where to save each file before downloading".
Chrome Downloads

In Internet Explorer:
  1. Click on the gear on the upper right hand side of the browser.
  2. Select "View Downloads" from the drop down menu.
  3. You can change the location where the files are saved by browsing. It doesn't give you the option to select the location every time. 
I.E. Downloads


If you come across a link, you can always right-click and "Save as"  or "Save Link as" or "Save image as" and select your choice of locations.  Now you know!☺

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