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How to download a wave file

Posted By On November 10, 2004 @ 9:31 AM In Multimedia,Using The Internet | No Comments

Q:
How do I download Wave and MP3 sound files from the internet?

A:
Here’s the problem. You go to download a sound file, so you click the link to it. Then Windows automatically plays it, but doesn’t display a download screen (OK, this varies a bit depending on what flavor of Windows / Explorer you’re using). What can you do? Easy! Right-click it.

When you right-click the link to the Wave file, you should get an option to ” Save target as… ” Select that and you’ll get a dialog box that allows you to put the file wherever you like. (P. S. This also works for stuff like pictures, movies, etc.)

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That’s all well and good, but where do you put all of these little WAV files? Personally, I set up a folder on my C: drive for ‘em

To do this, follow the procedure above, but when you get to the dialog box, navigate to your C: drive. Next, click the new folder button on the dialog box (it looks like a folder with a little star in the corner). Name the new folder Music , and put all your downloads in there. Win XP already has folders for “My Music”, “My Movies” and “My Pictures” that you can use.

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Oh, if you’re really in the dark about all this downloading stuff, check out our downloading guide at:

http://www.worldstart.com/guides/download.htm

~Steve


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