I’m primarily a Firefox/Chrome user and I want to get IE8 to exhibit the same behavior of Firefox wherein I can specify that if I download files of type “x” they get auto-saved to the preference-specified download directory without being prompted to “Save or Open” and/or specify the save location.
A bit rusty on IE8, but if memory serves …
Go into the Internet Explorer Options and in the Advanced tab turn off “Notify when downloads complete”, that should stop it asking you for a location.
If you want to set the default download location, you need to change a registry setting in
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet Explorer. Create a String key named
Download Directory (or update it if it’s already there) and set the value to the directory you want.