Where Did My Download Go?

July 29, 2011

When you download a file from a website, where it goes depends on three things. What version of Windows you have; Which browser you are using; And whether or not you changed the default download location.

We are assuming here that you have not changed the default download location. If you changed it, then whatever you set it to is where your files will be. Assuming you didn’t change it, here’s where to look for your files.

If you are using Windows XP and Internet Explorer, before downloading the file, it will ask you where you want to put it. It defaults to the last place you download them to. If you are using Firefox, your download should go to your desktop. If using Chrome, your download should go to a Downloads folder under your My Documents folder.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 come with a download library. All browser downloads should go to your download library. To find your download library, click on Start and then click on your login name in the upper right-hand corner of the start menu. Then double-click on Downloads. If you downloaded something and it’s not in your Downloads library, try looking on your desktop or in the Downloads folder under your Documents library.

One Response to “Where Did My Download Go?”

  1. Excellent! Thank you! Regards, Ed.

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