How to set the default "open with" folder when opening an excel file from a web link?

Posted on 2011-04-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
when you open an excel file (or any office file) hyperlink from a website, you will have two options:
1. Open with Microsoft Office Excel
2. Save File

For 1, I think the file will be downloaded to the temp data folder first and then be opened from there.  Seems different browser has different default temp data file folder, for example, seems in IE, it's defaulted to C:\tmp.

My question is, how could I change this default folder in IE? Also is there programming way to do so?

Question by:heyday2004
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 2000 total points
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See this page for instructions:

Title: How to Change the Default "Save As" Location in Internet Explorer
Link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258867

Note that Firefox allows you to change it's default save location from the configuration dialog.


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