Downloads Settings in Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer provides users with the option to change the default download folder location, Clear Downloaded files, turn on or off the download notification.

Clear Downloaded Files

Internet Explorer users can clear the downloaded list using the option available as part of the View Downloads screen. This is quite useful when you are using a shared computer and do not want other users to see list of downloaded files.

Step 1: Click the Tools icon on Internet Explorer 10 and select View Downloads from the menu list.

Step 2: Click the Clear List button available at the bottom of View Downloads screen.


Change default download folder

Files downloaded using Internet Explorer 10 will be saved by default under Users’ Downloads folder. And if you want to change the default download location then you can follow the below mentioned steps.

Step 1: Click the Tools and select View Downloads from the menu list.

Step 2: In the View Downloads screen, click the Options link available at the bottom of the window.

Step 3: The Download Options will have a Browse button using which you can change the default download folder.

Turn off the download complete notification

If you have started many downloads and want to stop internet explorer 10 from notifying you after completion of every downloads then un mark the check box with caption as Notify me when my downloads are complete (In the above Download Option screen). Click Ok button to confirm and save the changes.


In Category: Browsers, Internet, Internet Explorer, Windows, Windows 7

Ravi Shankar

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