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Q: Downloading and saving a database ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Downloading and saving a database
Category: Computers
Asked by: ron912-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 23 Aug 2006 08:44 PDT
Expires: 22 Sep 2006 08:44 PDT
Question ID: 758732
What does it mean when I get an instruction  for downloading a
database that says "save to your local directory"? Does that mean save
to the desktop, to program files, or where?

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 23 Aug 2006 09:19 PDT
What software is this in and where are you downloading the file from?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Downloading and saving a database
From: kegtapper-ga on 23 Aug 2006 09:06 PDT
That means to save to your PC. You can choose the folder you wish to
save to. Most people create a folder called Downloads, and save files
there. Then they will copy the file to the folder that it is used
from. That way you still have the original untouched, and are working
from a copy.

If you mess up you don't have to download again. Just transfer(move)
you copy to the same working directory.
Subject: Re: Downloading and saving a database
From: rajaheartbreak-ga on 23 Aug 2006 09:20 PDT
Well when your downloading it mean that you can download the file at
any place where you can make collection of data.

If you download and save the file in desktop it make the desktop ugly
look since there will be a lot of data.  This make the desktop clumsy.

This mean that you can place the file at any folder or directory so
that you can easily retrieve the data easily and consistency.


In this picture it asking to save, or open, or cancel the data which
you want to download.

Well, from the below picture link:-

It ask to place the file to which path
whether it is at desktop, or some where in the folders.

Well, finally while downloading, the instruction it gives is to get
the correct path where the data which u need to download is stored so
that you can retrieve if for further or future processing on the data.
Subject: Re: Downloading and saving a database
From: affordablemagic-ga on 02 Sep 2006 15:46 PDT

The 'local' in the question 'Save to your local directory' is your
personal computer.

I would assume you are either downloading through a web browser or an
e-mail program. Now, either the program thinks it knows 'where' you
want the database file saved to (often the default is indeed your
desktop, it will usually say on the pop-up containing the phrase 'Save
to your local directory') or will allow you to change it on the

If it doesn't say, or will not allow you to choose where to 'Save to
your local directory', download the file and then run a search on your
personal computer for the name of the file.

On Windows this functionality can be found using the 'Start' button,
then 'Search', then clicking the 'For Files or Folders...' option.

I attempted to keep this answer as non-nerd as possible, if you
appreciate that and feel I have answered the question please let me
know through your award.

Subject: Re: Downloading and saving a database
From: bluesagi-ga on 03 Sep 2006 18:44 PDT
download a database?  Usually you only download files, such as word
files, zipped files, etc from the internet.  If you mean downloading
database files, for example the .mdf (data file) file or .bak (backup
file) file for SQL database?  In any case, I assume you will need to
download the file first and then consider how to use it, maybe
attached to a database if it is a database data file or run a database
restore if it is a datbase backup file.

Anyway, below are some points about downloading from internet
1) do NOT download and save to computer desktop.  In general, we try
to maintain a smaller user profile, because abnormally big profile
would consume too much memory hence slow down the computer
performance.  Since "Desktop" is part of the user profile, we also try
to keep it clean.

2) create a special folder on harddisk for downloaded files, and then
copy to other destination folder for employment when neccessary. 
Maintaining such as folder would be helpful for managing the
downloaded files.

In addition to that
3) In order to maintain a efficient user profile, we also try to save
personal document to a particular folder on the harddisk rather than
to the "My Document" folder; and same to the "Temporary Internet


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