I downloaded my first files (Red Light Camera, Speed Camera, Rest Areas) and did a "Save As" to the "Custom POIs" folder I created on my computer. Everything worked fine, but a message made me hesitate before I did the "Save As". A message appeared in the "Save As" screen stating "No items match your search" (happened in both Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers), but I ignored it, and the "Save As" worked with no problem.
I am curious what this "No Match" message means, is it just confirming a file by that name does not exist, and so this is a message you want to see each time you do a "save As".
Also, when I update these files (weekly?), do I do a "Save" or do I always do a "Save As" when downloading files.
I know this is very basic, but I want to do things the correct way. I would appreciate your help. Thanks.
If you just do a Save, it will save to the default download location specified in your Windows setup. So you will want to do a Save As so you can direct it to the desired folder. Note that Save As normally "remembers" the last folder you selected, so you shouldn't have to browse for the folder again unless you have saved to a different location in the meantime.
I set my download directory for the default save in my browser to a directly easy to get to without searching through Windows cumbersome directory structure that makes the download directory hard to find, either a download directory directly in C:\ or just download the files directly to the desktop. Note that this is a browser setting and not a Windows setting as stated elsewhere. Then I just use the default SAVE option rather than SAVE AS for most downloads. The only time I use SAVE AS is if I do a download and want to change the name to something that is more meaningful for me. Once I have the SAVED file in a download directory or on my desktop I confirm that it is what I wanted/expected and if I want it somewhere else I drag and drop it to the desired directory.
It isn't that there is one method that is better than all others, just that you should learn for yourself how you want to use the tools and then make your desired settings and use them consistently. Beware of anyone who tells you that you should do it the same way as they do.
A message appeared in the "Save As" screen stating "No items match your search" (happened in both Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers), but I ignored it, and the "Save As" worked with no problem.
Ignore it. That's Windows by design.
The "as stated elsewhere" misinformation was from me, and I stand corrected. It is a browser default, not a Windows default setting.
As Frovingshosh said, it is a personal preference. I tend to download different things from different sources that need to go to different folders, so "Save As" works best for me. If you only download from POI Factory, changing the default download location in your browser settings may work better for you.
....If you only download from POI Factory, changing the default download location in your browser settings may work better for you.
I download from many, many sources. But I still prefer to use SAVE rather than SAVE AS. And one reason may very well be that I download so much. With SAVE I can just download. I know where it will go. I change the browser setting to download to an easier to navigate to download directory that I create in the top level of one of my disk partitions, to avoid having do find a downloads directory hidden in a my documents directory in some user directory (that is a gift from Microsoft, but easily bypassed). With SAVE I don't need to interact with every download at the moment of downloading like I would with SAVE AS. I can still store what I like later where I want it with a simple drag-and-drop. Often I drag-and-drop a cluster of files that I just downloaded, meaning I have to find the target directory just once, not specify it for each file. I just find this easier that dealing with SAVE AS every time, and potentially needing to create a directory for storage at SAVE AS time.
If you are happier with SAVE AS, then use it. There are usually multiple ways to do things in Windows. I just find that SAVE is better designed for the bulk of my use (once I pick a better target directory) and SAVE AS better serves for occasional use when I see a reason to make an immediate change to the name or destination.
But what about the other part of the OP's inquiry? The "No Match" part.
Sounds like there's a name getting entered as a search somewhere while trying to do a Save As. I don't recall seeing any search capability in the dialog box for saving a download, regardless where you browse File-Explorer-like (for a Save As). (No need to specify anything for a simple Save to a default location.)
He mentioned 2 different browsers, but perhaps it would be useful if the OP can report back more details like what part of the relevant dialog box he's entering any file or directory name(s) as part of the download that causes that error message.
Read (my) reply #3.
Sounds like there's a name getting entered as a search somewhere while trying to do a Save As.
It's Windows 7, designed to work that way. I don't know Win 8 (I don't use it).
I don't recall seeing any search capability in the dialog box for saving a download, regardless where you browse File-Explorer-like (for a Save As). (No need to specify anything for a simple Save to a default location.)
Launch Windows 7 Internet Explorer. Download a file and have it prompt for a location to save. You'll see what he's talking about. Firefox behaves different. You won't see "no match" when saving as..
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