Downloading Media Files

This may seem like an easy task, but most web browsers are configured to automatically open files with a certain program. For example, MPEG files are usually automatically opened with Windows Media Player when using Windows and Internet Explorer. That probably fits most people fine, but what do you do if you want to keep the files and play them again without going to the website and downloading all over again? The answer is to simply download the file to your hard drive and play the file from there. When you simply click on a link to a movie file, you are downloading the file anyway, so the time is not an issue. When the file gets downloaded automatically, it is renamed and put in a system folder that you may not know the location of. 

When using Internet Explorer, right click on the link to the file, and a menu like the one below, will appear. Select 'Save Target As' and choose a name and location to save the file to.

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