Manage the Browser downloads settings

When you download files with Chrome, it saves those files to a specific default download location. You can change this default download location to organize your downloads. It’s also possible to set up Chrome to ask you for a download location or change the filename each time you download a file. 

Change default download location in Chrome

You can choose a location on your computer where downloads should be saved by default

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click Three dots -> and then Settings
  3. At the bottom left, click Advanced and then Downloads.
  4. Adjust your download settings:

To change the default download location, click Change and select where you’d like your files to be saved.

Choose a specific location or rename file for each download

If you’d instead choose a specific location or rename the file for each download, check the box next to “Ask where to save each file before downloading.”

What is my default download locations?

If you didn’t change your default download location, then Chrome downloads files to the following locations:

Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista: \Users\<username>\Downloads

Mac: /Users/<username>/Downloads

Linux: /home/<username>/Downloads

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