What with anti-viruses, firewall and spyware checkers and the like, I've been doing a fair bit of downloading recently.My machine automatically choses to send them to "my documents". I would appreciate any views as to wether they should be going somewhere else, or does it not really matter ?
No Pops, thats a valid question. I (usually) do install them, but when i go into "my documents" its absolutelly massive. Apart from Windows and stuff that automatically loads,everything is in there. I really don't know any other part of my hard drive except "my documents"
OK. What I do with downloads is if they are freebies, I delete the download after installing. If I need to reinstall for any reason, I'll get the latest version from the website. With paid-for downloads, I copy them to CD and write the license code/product key/all the necessaries on the sleeve or case. I then put the CD in a very safe place.
I also keep a copy of all drivers on my hard drive in click here
I download to my desktop then after I have installed the software I put the download into a folder I have created imaginatively called 'downloads' and the program icon I put into another folder I created again imaginatively called 'programmes' both folders have been created on my desktop. This way I can keep my desktop tidy and I know where everything is.