Modern web browsers like Chrome, Mozilla, and Safari allow users to customise their appearance and some features for a personalised experience. If you don’t change the browser settings as per your preferences, they adjust to the system settings provided by the operating system. One of the key features provided by almost all web-browsers is downloading files from the internet. Users at times, face difficulty in locating the downloaded files at their default location.
You can change the default location of files you download from the Chrome browser in the following steps.
1) Open the Chrome web-browser.
2) Click on the three dots located at the top-right corner.
3) Click the Settings option.
4) Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings page.
5) Click on Advanced.
6) in the Downloads section, you’ll see the default download location
7) Click Change and select the desired path where you want all your downloaded files to be saved.
8) If you’re not sure about the location, you can turn on the Ask where to save each file before downloading.
How to locate a file downloaded using Chrome?
To locate where the Chrome browser saved your downloaded file, open the list of downloaded files. To access this list, follow these steps.
1) Open Chrome and select the three vertical dots located at the top-right corner
2) Choose Downloads. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J (Windows) or Option+Command+L (Mac).
3) You will find a list of downloaded files and their URLs. To open a file, click the filename.
What are the default download locations for different operating systems?
The default download locations for different operating systems for Chrome browser are as follows.
1) Windows 10: C:\Users\”USERNAME”\Downloads
2) Mac: \Users\”USERNAME”\Downloads
3) Linux: \home\”USERNAME”\Downloads
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