Change the location of the Chrome download folder

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By default, Google Chrome downloads files to the “Downloads” folder in your user account. If you prefer to save them in a different location, you can simply change the location of the Chrome download 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.

Click on the three dots and then click "Institutions."

The “Settings” screen appears in a new tab. Click “Advanced” on the left side of the window, then click “Downloads.”

Click on the angle bracket and then click on "To download."

We are going to set a new folder as the location where Google Chrome stores downloaded files by default. You can ask Chrome to choose the download folder location every time. Click the “Ask where to save each file before downloading” switch to enable that behavior.

Click on the toggle switch.

To change the location of the download folder, click “Change” to the right of the “Location” line.

Click "Change."

Navigate to the folder where you want to save folders by default, click on it and then click “Select Folder”.

Select the new download folder and then click "Select folder."

This location will show up in “Save As” as the default location, if you selected the “Ask where to save each file before downloading” checkbox. Click the “x” button on the “Settings” tab to close it.

Click on the "X."

There are additional actions you can take. To open the “Downloads” list, press Ctrl+j (Command+Shift+j on a Mac) or select “Downloads” from the Chrome menu (3 vertical dots) in the top right corner of the window. You can also enter “chrome://downloads” in the Omnibox (address box) and press “Enter”.

Enter "chrome://downloads" in the omnibox, then press Enter.

The downloaded files are listed from newest to oldest. To remove an item from the “Downloads” list, click the “x” on the right.

Click on the little "X" in the upper right corner.

To open the folder containing one of the downloaded files, click the “Show in Folder” link below that entry.

Click "Show in folder."

Once you’ve downloaded a file, you can quickly and easily move it to another location by dragging and dropping it from the “Downloads” list in Chrome to a folder in File Explorer or any other file browser you use.

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