Change the Download folder for ActiveX Files...


Operating System: Windows XP


By default ActiveX Files are stored at C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files .You can change the location by following these steps....


  • Open registry Editor(regedit.exe) in Run Under start menu.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Setting
  • Change the Location under the value ActiveXCache to the folder you want..
  • Then just restart the IE to make the changes take effect...

Note: Have a backup or System Restore Point Before applying this Registry Change...


Bob Matharoo


1 comment:

Colin said...

Hi Bob,

It's also worth backing up the Registry separately too. Just go to Run, enter Regedit and hit Enter, in
Registry window select File > Export and name it as Registry Backup(todays date)and save in location where you know you can find it, as well as creating external backup copy. Ensure that at bottom of Export Registry File Window 'All' is selected.

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