OK , after pondering abit i finally got it to work with the drop down list...however now i have a new problem lol
it no longer will download to the c:\temp folder or any folder you type in.
.it defaults to c:\
below is the changes i made.
This isn't exactly what i wanted, but it's close to the point that i don't have to alter a whole lotta things in order to make it work with the rest of the code
i forgot to mention in the first posting that the whole link should
end up like this
<td valign="top"><input name="destination_folder"
id="destination_folder" type="text" value="C:\Temp" maxlength="200" size="60"/>
<input type="Button" onClick="location=this.form.menu.options[this.form.menu.selectedIndex].value