How to Change Default Download Location for Google Chrome

If you want to change the default Download folder of Google Chrome web browser for ease and/or you want that each time browser should ask about the location to save the download files then the following method below can provide you guidance to make some settings to do that.

Step 1

Simply run Chrome web browser, and click on Customize and Control Google Chrome button to open menu and click “Settings” option.

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Step 2

Scrol down and click on Show advanced settings... link.

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Step 3

Scrol-down more and navigate to Downloads section then click Change... button.

Here, select any folder which you want to set for Chrome Downloads from your system and click OK.

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The download folder has been replaced.

Now if you want that every time Chrome asks you about the location to save a downloaded file then mark the check box followed by Ask where to save each file before downloading and click Close button at the bottom to make the change effective

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4 comments… add one
Enaba85 August 6, 2010, 2:27 am

I like to use web

Scot April 2, 2012, 7:13 pm

Thanks for posting these steps. This has been bugging me for a while, and the Chrome help isn’t all that helpful.

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