Select where to download file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vintageapple, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. vintageapple macrumors member

    vintageapple

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    Hi I have tried to find the answer but am probably searching wrong. Can somebody please tell me how to fix this. When I download a file it automatically goes to my download folder, I DONT WANT THAT. How can I set it like on a PC to choose which folder it should download to...on a file by file basis?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It depends on what you are using to download the file; most browsers have an option to choose the download directory. In Chrome, it's Preferences-> Under the Hood.
     
  3. vintageapple thread starter macrumors member

    vintageapple

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    sorry I forgot to say that I am using Safari. Under the preferences for safari it gives me the option to choose where to download, but it annoys me that every time I click to download a file all I can do is have it go to this single location, then have to move it later. Thanks for the help!
     
  4. rprebel macrumors 6502

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    In Firefox you can have it ask every time. That doesn't help you if you want to keep using Safari, but it's something to consider.
     
  5. dejo Moderator

    dejo

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    In Safari: right click link > Download Linked File As...
     

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