Category: Convenience Tricks


This tutorial is for all Internet Explorer users who would like to change where their downloaded files are saved by default. Read below to find out how you can edit your download folder for Internet Explorer just by editing a data value.

The first thing you must do is open the “Registry Editor”, which can be opened by opening the “Run dialogue. The “Run” dialogue can be opened using the holding the “Windows” key and then pressing the “R” key. Once the “Run” dialogue has opened you must enter into the text box within the dialogue window the text below:

regedit

 

Once you have entered the above text into the text box within the “Run” dialogue you must then hit the “Enter” button. The “Registry Editor” window will now open.

 

You must search for a particular registry entry, which can be done by clicking the small “+” signs on the left of each of the folders in the left pane of the “registry Editor” window. You must navigate through the directories to the “Internet Explorer” folder as shown below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software –> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer

 

Once you navigate to the “Internet Explorer” folder you must right the string on the right named “Download Directory”. The folder you must navigate to (circled in lower left) as well as the “Download Directory” string (circled on upper right) is shown in the screenshot below:

Editing the windows registry to change default download directory for windows internet explorer

 

You must right click the “Download Directory” and then click the “Modify” text, which will bring up this dialogue box:

Editing the IE data value

 

As you can see in the screenshot above, my current default download location for files in Internet Explorer is blacked out for privacy reasons, although your current default save location will appear here and you may edit it to the directory of your choice. For example; if you wanted every file you downloaded to automatically be saved to the root of the “C” drive then you would edit the data in the text box below “Value data” text the text below:

C:\

 

By typing the above into the box and then clicking “OK” and closing the “Registry Editor”, your new default save location will be the root of the “C” drive (i.e. C:\). Your default save location is now set to the directory that you typed into the text box.

Congratulations, you just made using Microsoft Internet Explorer so much easier. Enjoy your newfound Microsoft Internet Explorer setting modification knowledge.

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This guide written to describe how one can permanently delete a Facebook account, removing everything associated to their Facebook account. Read below to find out how you can not “disable” your Facebook account but PERMANENTLY DELETE it.

The first thing you will need to do is log into your Facebook account just as you normally would. Which will bring up a page the same, if not very similar to the screenshot below:

Facebook home page

 

Once you are logged into your Facebook account you must copy the URL below into the address bar at the top of your browser window and then hit enter.

http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

 

or copy the text below into your address bar:

 

http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

 

Once you have copied and pasted the above URL or clicked the hyperlink, you will be presented with the “Account Deletion” page, which will look like so:

Facebook account deletion page

 

You must click the blue “Submit” button, which will open the following popup window:

Permanently delete your account

 

Enter your password into the top text box, which is marked “Password”. Then you must enter the “CAPTCHA” text, which is in the picture above. The idea, in case you have never used this type of verification before, is that you enter the text in the picture into the text box beneath the picture to be sure that you are not a bot. Once you have entered your password and the text within the picture, you must click the blue “OK” button.

 

Now that you have entered your details and clicked the blue “OK” button, you will be presented with another popup, which will look like this:

Facebook account deletion notification

 

You will notice that in the small window the text will read as written below:

Your account has been deactivated from the site and will be permanently deleted within 14 days. If you log into your account within the next 14 days, you will have the option to cancel your request.

 

You now need to click the blue “OK” button once again. Once you have clicked the blue “OK” button, you will be redirected back to the login page, which will appear normally, just as shown below:

Returned to facebook login page

 

Your account will now be deleted after 14 days have passed since you clicked the last blue “OK” button. Be sure that you do not use any automatic logins to your Facebook account and also be sure that you must not login to your Facebook account through the Facebook login page or any other applications or websites that will log you into their site via your Facebook account.

Be sure to show this tutorial to anybody who you know are disabling their account only to accidentally reactivate it. Don’t just deactivate it, delete it! Enjoy your newfound Facebook account knowledge.

This guide is written to show the world that there is no need to register for a site that merely deals you information. Read below to find out how you can stop cyberspace from ripping you off in this world’s horrid time-lacking state.

The process is rather simple as it is based on a single website. The first step to gaining free access to almost any website that requires you to register is to visit the site linked below:

http://bugmenot.com

 

Once you have clicked the link above and are on the site you may then enter the website of which you would like to gain free access to without registering or paying a cent. The text you type in the text box must be in the following format for best results:

xxxxxxx.com

 

By typing in a search query in the format shown above guarantees you the best result.

 

Perhaps you would like to learn that little bit extra about the internet and your browser and how they work together? If so, the link below may be for you:

https://chafflube.wordpress.com/category/web-browser-tricks-tips-and-hacks/

Be sure to make a list of all of the sites you have always wanted to join but were faced with a pesky “Register here” screen. Enjoy your newfound internet knowledge.

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