How to Change the Default Download Location in Chrome

By | October 1, 2018
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How to Change the Default Download Location in Chrome

Chrome, by default, does not ask where you want to save your downloads like some other browsers do. Instead, it automatically saves files you download to your User account Downloads  folder (C:\ Users\Your user name\Downloads) .

But you do have customize Chrome’s default download location or even set it up like so it asks you each time where you want to save a file.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Go to Settings in Chrome (Click the 3 vertical dots icon in the upper right hand corner of Chrome) then click Settings.

2. In the settings dialog, scroll all the way down to the bottom. You’ll see Advanced Settings. Click on Advanced Settings, then scroll down to Downloads


a. )Under Downloads, you can either change default location to the folder to which you want to download (Darcy uses Desktop, I use F:/downloads)

b.) Or you can turn the switch to “On” next to “Ask where to save each file before downloading”. After you do that, Chrome will ask you every time you download, where you want to save it.

You can download to any drive, internal or external or any folder of your choice using either option. See the screenshot below:

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