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IE 9

I have an interesting scenario with one of my users. Windows 7, IE9
When she downloads any documents from the internet and browses to a directory where she can save them, the next time she downloads another doc she has to drill down the folders all over again.  She has to do this a lot during the day and it's just frustrating.

please advice.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
At the point where it is downloading, there is a spot to click on Options. Set the permanent download folder there. Also in IE9, Tools -> View Downloads and Options is at the bottom left. ... Thinkpads_User
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AquatoneCommented:
Hi,

Is IE configured to prompt for download locations each time a download occurs? Try setting the download location in the Options to choose the "Downloads" folder or something
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cheto06Author Commented:
Perhaps I didn't asked the question correctly.
It is not the downloads folder that's an issue.  The real problem is this:
If i want to download 10 reports from a websire and want to save them on my home dir. I usually just browse once to that folder and save, the next time IE remembers this path/location and i save report 2, etc. It works on mine, but for this user IE forgets this path.

Hope that makes sense
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AquatoneCommented:
I think I understand, but still feel as if her IE does not know where to go every time.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/112232-internet-explorer-9-change-default-download-location.html
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
When your user goes to download, have her click on Save As (arrow on the Save button in the bottom download bar) and see if she can point it. Then see if it remembers from there. ... Thinkpads_User
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cheto06Author Commented:
I think we are on the right track but what about for example, PDF files?  These files are open within the browser itself then I go to file > Save As> and there is no arrow as mentioned above.

Every time I do this the last save path is forgotten.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here is the screen I get. Most of the time, downloads stop, show the screen and let me pick. Much less often, a download just proceeds and I don't know exactly why. 90% of the time or more I get the save screen. I highlighted the pull down for Save As.

 IE9-DownloadScreen1
If it is not working right, you can go to IE9, Tools, Internet Options, Advanced and Reset IE9 to default. This looses passwords and goes back to out of the box, but it can cure problems.

... Thinkpads_User
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cheto06Author Commented:
I see that when saving a download but not when opening individual files.
Here's a good example, to to this site
http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html

towards the middle of the page there is this section : "ESXi and vCenter Server Product Documentation"

click on a pdf file and try to save it on a folder on your desktop, close it and open a new file and do the same. Does it remember the folder you saved the first one to? For me it doesn't.

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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I set the default folder in my Download Options, and in the 90+ % of cases that the screen stops, it will go to the default folder. I do not try changing that outside of options. .... Thinkpads_User
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
When I click of the PDF file it opens Adobe. If I right click on the PDF file, and Save Target As, then a traditional window box opens (and to the default folder). ... Thinkpads_User
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. I was pleased to assist and good luck going forward. ... Thinkpads_User
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