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Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual by Sharon Crawford

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Downloading and Saving Files

To download a file from a Web page (such as a software update or add-on), just click the link for it (which may say, for example, Download Now). The File Download dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 11-6.

In the File Download dialog box, select the Save This Program To Disk option and click OK. (Choose Run This Program From Its Current Location if you plan on installing the program immediately.) In the Save As dialog box, select a location to store the file (somewhere you can find it easily—perhaps the desktop or a Downloads folder you've created) and click Save. A dialog box displaying the download progress appears.

Figure 11-6. In the File Download dialog box, select the Save This Program To Disk option and click OK. (Choose Run This Program From Its Current Location if you plan on installing the program immediately.) In the Save As dialog box, select a location to store the file (somewhere you can find it easily—perhaps the desktop or a Downloads folder you've created) and click Save. A dialog box displaying the download progress appears.

Tip

Suppose you're viewing a news-headlines Web page, and you spot a headline that interests you. By right-clicking the link and choosing Save Target As from the shortcut menu, you can download the actual Web page (text, graphics, or file) to your hard drive—without even going to that page first. Use the Save As dialog box to choose where to store the file and then click Save.

To save an image that you find on the Internet, right-click it and choose Save Picture As from the shortcut menu. In the Save As dialog box, specify the filename and location you want to use, and then click Save.

Tip

To turn a picture you find on a Web page into desktop wallpaper (see Section 8.6.1), right-click the image and choose Set As Wallpaper from the ...

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