Change my download settings
Change my download settings
Download settings control the behavior of files you download from email. They give you the ability to choose if you wish to be notified of downloads, what happens to files once they are downloaded, and where to store them. The Download Settings feature of the AOL Download Manager allows you to:
The AOL Download Manager creates a separate folder for storing downloaded files. Depending on your operating system, the location of this folder is as follows:
Change My download settings
The Download Settings window can be accessed either from the Sign On screen or when you are online. It is not available with Guest sign on.
To access the Download Settings window:
This setting is selected by default and causes a confirmation screen to appear whenever you try to download certain file types (such as graphic images or executable files). It allows you to cancel the download if you are unsure of the source or the sender.
Warning: Not selecting this option could cause objectionable or malicious content to get downloaded without your knowledge and harm you computer.
This setting is selected by default and causes AOL to open and display graphic files as soon as they are downloaded. Otherwise, you must manually open the file(either with AOL or another graphics program) after you download it.
This setting is selected by default and requires you to click the OK button each time you add a file to the Download Manager. Otherwise, files are added to the Download Manager without notification.
This setting allows you choose when you wish to decompress Zip files:
Note: Zip is a Windows compression format that allows large or multiple files to be packed together. It reduces storage space and enables faster download. By default, AOL will automatically extract such files, letting you access them as soon as they are downloaded.
If you select this option, AOL will automatically delete the compressed file, leaving only the extracted contents in your download folder.
This setting allows you to keep track of recent downloads, making it easier to retrieve previous downloads from the Download Manager. Use the arrow keys or enter a number in the box to specify how many downloaded files should be recorded. The default number is 100, and the maximum is 99999.
By default, files you download are put in the My Documents folder.
If you click Specific Folder to select it, files will now be saved in the AOL Downloads folder. You can specify another location if you wish, by clicking the Browse button to navigate and select a different folder, or create a new one.
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|Last updated: 08-11-2011|
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