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How to Change the Download Folder Location in Chrome.

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Google Chrome downloads files to your user account’s “Downloads” folder by default. You may easily alter the Chrome download folder location if you’d rather save them somewhere else.

  • Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu by clicking the Chrome menu button (three vertical dots) in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window.
  • In a new tab, the “Settings” screen appears. On the left side of the window, click “Advanced,” then “Downloads.”
  • We’ll create a new folder as the default location for Google Chrome to save downloaded data.
  • You can make Chrome prompt you for the download folder location every time you open it.
  • Toggle the option to “Ask where to save each file before downloading” to activate it.
  • Click “Modify” to the right of the “Location” line to change the download folder location.
  • Navigate to the default folder where you wish to save folders, click it, and then select “Select Folder.”
  • If the “Ask where to save each file before downloading” check box is selected, this location appears as the default location in the “Save As” window. To close the “Settings” tab, click the “x” button.
  • There are a few more things you can do. Press Ctrl+j (Command+Shift+j on a Mac) to open the “Downloads” list, or pick “Downloads” from the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots) in the upper-right corner of the window. In the Omnibox (address box), type “chrome:/downloads” and hit “Enter.”
  • The downloaded files are shown in order of when they were first downloaded to when they were last downloaded. Click the “x” on the right side to remove an item from the “Downloads” list.
  • Click the “Show in folder” link below a downloaded file to open the folder containing that file.

You may quickly and easily move a file from Chrome’s “Downloads” list to a folder in File Explorer or any other file browser by dragging and dropping it from the “Downloads” list to a folder in File Explorer or any other file browser you’re using.

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