There are several types of files you can download from the web—documents, pictures, videos, apps, extensions and toolbars for your browser, among others. When you select a file to download, you will be asked what you want to do with the file.
Here are some things you can do, depending on the type of file you're downloading:
· Open the file to view it, but don't save it to your PC.
· Save the file on your PC in the default download location. After Internet Explorer runs a security scan and finishes downloading the file, you can choose to open the file, the folder it's stored in, or view it in Download Manager.
· Save as a different file name, type, or download location on your PC.
· Run the app, extension, or other file type. After Internet Explorer runs a security scan, the file will open and run on your PC.
· Cancel the download and go back to browsing the web.
You can also save smaller files—like single pictures—to your PC. Right-select the picture, link, or file you want to save, and then choose Save picture or Save target as.
Find files you’ve downloaded
Download Manager keeps track of pictures, documents, and other files you download from the web. Files you've downloaded are automatically saved in the Downloads folder. This folder is usually located on the drive where Windows is installed (for example, C:\users\your name\downloads). You can always move downloads from the Downloads folder to other places on your PC.
To view files you've downloaded while using Internet Explorer, do this: open Internet Explorer, select the Tools button, and then select View downloads. You'll be able to see what you've downloaded from the web, where it's stored on your PC, and choose actions to take on your downloads.
Change the default download folder
Step 1: Open Internet Explorer, select the Tools button, and then select View downloads.
Step 2: In the View Downloads dialog box, select Options in the lower left hand corner.
Step 3: Choose a different default download location by selecting Browse, and then select OK when you're done.