Downloads-where should i put them ?

  dagbladet 19:08 25 Aug 2003

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 ?

  bremner 19:11 25 Aug 2003

I can't see that it matters where you put them - but it is essential that like all important data you back it up.

  [DELETED] 19:11 25 Aug 2003

no put them where you want there should be a box or a browse click on it and you can choose where to put them or make a new folder

  [DELETED] 19:12 25 Aug 2003

Updates will find their own way home, as for the run of the mill downloads I always use the desktop.

  powerless 19:12 25 Aug 2003

Does not matter.

Anywhere will do.

When you download the files you can change where they will be downlaoded to.

You could create a folder named "Downloads" send them' all to that folder.

  [DELETED] 19:19 25 Aug 2003

I take it that when you've downloaded them to wherever they go that you then install them?

Sorry if that seems a bit obvious but I know of someone who was doing loads of downloads and then just leaving them in My Documents without going through an installation procedure.

  dagbladet 19:24 25 Aug 2003

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"

  [DELETED] 19:33 25 Aug 2003

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

  Legolas 20:00 25 Aug 2003

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.

  dagbladet 20:01 25 Aug 2003

Right I'll just download that to.......
but seriously, nice one. I see what you mean as well about binning them once they are downloaded. I'm one of those people who keep everything just in case.

  [DELETED] 20:17 25 Aug 2003

i find it good practice to make a folder called 'holder' and download anything that i download into it.

after i have checked it etc i move it to the appropriate folder in my folder list,eg music,pictures etc. that way it keeps everthing nice and tidy.

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