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This is a question that should have been asked by me a long time ago.

When downloading drivers and programs such as AVG, Spybot and the like, where should the file be saved? On the desktop, Documents?

Please advise, also advise if this is applicable to Windows XP Pro.


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Doesn't really matter.. I made a directory on my c: drive and called it "Downloads".. I put everything I download into that directory!!

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I dump everything on the desktop, then just delete anything I don't want to keep and shift anything else to another folder.
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Having a separate "downloads" folder is very effective and efficient to locate and track your downloads. You can then configure Firefox (if used) to save all downloads into that special downloads folder.

Also, over time you may want to also have other application folders used to store related common files (one to two old versions of each app, etc.) for things like extracting intallation files, etc., to help organize your files as they become numerous and we forget which files go with what... I use either a separate partition or even a separate disk to store personal files to help facilitate efficient backups, easy reinstallations, defrag separation and optimizations, pagefile locations and performance optimizations, etc.
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