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Tollerowner

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1) How can I change where I download files to?
2) Is it possible to change the location of the recycle bin?
3) On "Computer" it shows favorites, libraries, and users before actually showing computer, and it is computer that I want to see, but have to scroll down to get to it. Is there any way to show computer first? Or is there alternative software that works better? I used powerdesk with XP, but it doesn't work with W7.
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1) How can I change where I download files to?
Using which browser, IE8 or IE9?

If IE8, see here: Change Directory where Internet Explorer 8 downloads files

If IE9 then you select it via Save as that shows at the bottom of the browser window when you download a file.

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2) Is it possible to change the location of the recycle bin?

No. Each drive/partition has a recycle bin. You can't change it.

3) On "Computer" it shows favorites, libraries, and users before actually showing computer, and it is computer that I want to see, but have to scroll down to get to it. Is there any way to show computer first? Or is there alternative software that works better? I used powerdesk with XP, but it doesn't work with W7.

Pin Windows Explorer to your Taskbar. Right click on it and select Properties. Change Target: to be

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,/e,C:\

That will open to the root of C: with C: selected and expanded, like it used to be in XP.
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Thanks for the quick reply...

1) I mistakenly assumed it was windows. Changing it in the browser works.
2) Oh well.
3) Not quite what I wanted, but an improvement. I would prefer not to see the upper stuff at all, but at least this starts in the right place.
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Most people who migrate from XP to Vista or Windows 7 don't like the Libraries as they are not familiar with them. I was the same. I've taken the time to learn how to use them and now find them very useful.

Saying that, this should tell you how to get rid of them: Remove Favorites, Libraries, and Homegroup from Navigation Pane
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