How Do I change default save to somewhere other than desktop?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CaveDweller, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. CaveDweller macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2008
    I have a ibook 14" 3rd gen i think (is a couple of years old).

    I'm getting annoyed with my desktop constantly getting cluttered with files from downloads etc. Please can anyone tell me how I can change the default save to somewhere other than my desktop?

    Changing it to documents folder would be better.

    Any advice appreciated. :)

  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Safari, Preferences, General, and change the standard download place.
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    Once these files from downloads etc are defaulted to your Desktop, you can move them to the place that they belong (i.e. Movies, Pictures, Documents, Music, etc). It's kind of like you've emptied the groceries out of you car and onto your kitchen it's time to put them away.
    For instance, if you changed the default to a different folder than Desktop, like Documents, then it will become cluttered too. I use a folder called Downloads for my downloads and I keep it empty by deleting them or filing them. -GDF

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