How do I choose where to save files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macswitcha2, May 14, 2010.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    On e-learning, there are .pdf files that I want to save to a specific folder on my mac, but when the open save option comes up, it does not allow me to choose a specific location, what's up with that?
  2. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    This is the only option I automatically saves it to download file...I want the option to save it to where I want.

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  3. striker9 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    The downloads destination is in the preferences of your web browser. If your using Safari, click Safari>Preferences>General Tab

    or if you right click on the file, and choose Save file as, you should be able to select where you want it to go.
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    That looks like Firefox and it is not a "save dialog", it is an "open dialog".

    Once the .pdf is opened in Preview or whatever other application you like, you can save it to wherever you want.
    Or go to Firefox Preferences and change the default download folder.
    Or right click on the link to the .pdf file and select "Download linked file as" or something similar worded.

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