IE9 default 'save to' directory

I manage hundreds of public computers.  I need a way to change the default "Save" location either with Group Policy or a script for IE9 on Windows 7 32 bit.

I have tried adding the  [Download Directory] registry key to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\] but this does not seem to be working for IE9.  

Any help is appreciated.
Jacob
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Gary ColtharpSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
Have a look here.... you can manage a load of settings for IE 9 with group policy

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8386

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cadlkidAuthor Commented:
Can you point to exactly where this setting is in Group Policy?  I have scoured this and can't find it.

Thank you.
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Gary ColtharpSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
You have to follow that link, download the administrative template and install it.
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johnb6767Commented:
Specify Default IE Download Directory
http://www.theeldergeek.com/specify_default_ie_download_directory.htm

I don't remember if this was in the ADMX file, but the above method can easily be scripted/GPP'ed into GPO....
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cadlkidAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your input John.   Unfortunately that method no longer works in IE9.  That was how I was setting the default location for IE7 and IE8 but it does not work for any of my IE9 computers.  Any other suggestions?
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johnb6767Commented:
I had thought that it did still work... My bad....

This does work though, tested ok....

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

The value is "{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}" that needs to be updated to the proper path.....

This is the Legacy Shell Folders key, update it here too....

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Batch code format.....

reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" /v "{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}" /t reg_expand_sz /d "%userprofile%\Desktop\Downloads" /f
reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders" /v "{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}" /t reg_expand_sz /d "%userprofile%\Desktop\Downloads" /f

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cadlkidAuthor Commented:
You the man John! In my initial testing it looks like adding these keys worked!  I'll know more when I implement this on a wide scale basis.  I am accepting this as the answer.

Thanks for your help!
-Jacob
 
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