By default, Google Chrome downloads files to the Downloads folder in your user account. If you prefer to save them somewhere else, you can easily change the location of the Chrome downloads folder.
Click the Chrome menu button (three vertical dots) in the top-right corner of the Chrome window and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
The Settings screen will appear in a new tab. Click on “Advanced” on the left side of the window and then on “Downloads”.
We will set up a new folder as the location where Google Chrome saves downloaded files by default. You can have Chrome ask you each time if you want to choose the location of the Downloads folder. Click the “Ask where to save each file before downloading” switch to enable this behavior.
To change the location of the Downloads folder, click Change to the right of the Location line.
Navigate to the folder where you want to save folders by default, click it, and then click Choose Folder.
This location will appear under Save As as the default location if you select the Ask where to save each file before downloading check box. Click the “x” button on the Settings tab to close it.
There are additional measures you can take. To open the Downloads list, press Ctrl+j (Cmd+Shift+j on a Mac) or choose Downloads from the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots) in the top-right corner of the window. You can also type “chrome://downloads” in the omnibox (address field) and press “Enter”.
Downloaded files are listed from newest to oldest. To remove an item from the “Downloads” list, click the “x” on the right.
To open the folder containing one of the downloaded files, click the “Show in folder” link under that item.
Once you’ve downloaded a file, you can quickly and easily move it to another location by dragging and dropping it from Chrome’s Downloads list into a folder in File Explorer or any other file browser you use .
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