How to Change Google Chrome Default Download Folder Location in Windows

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By default, Google Chrome downloads to the %UserProfile%\Downloads folder for your account.

If you like, you can choose a location on your computer where downloads should be saved by default or pick a specific destination for each download.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default download folder location in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.



Here's How:

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click/tap on the Customize and control Google Chrome (More) Change Download Folder Location in Google Chrome for Windows-more.png button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
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If you like, you could also enter chrome://settings into the address bar and press Enter to open settings for Chrome.


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3. Click/tap on the Show advanced settings link at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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4. Under Downloads settings, click/tap on the Change button to the right of Download location. (see screenshot below)

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5. Browse to and select the folder (ex: "Desktop") you want to be the default download location, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Change Download Folder Location in Google Chrome for Windows-change_google_chrome_download_location-2.png

6. Check or uncheck (default) the Ask where to save each file before downloading box for what you want. (see screenshot below)
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Uncheck = Chrome will instantly download the file to your default download folder location.

Check = Chrome will open a Save As dialog at your default download folder location, but you can browse to any location to save the file to.
Change Download Folder Location in Google Chrome for Windows-google_chrome_ask_where_to_save.jpg


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That's it,
Shawn