Choose where a download has to be saved – Windows Tips

Choose where a download has to be saved – Window Tips

While downloading from internet it gets download automatically in to default folder of computer’s browser. Sometimes you need to change the default location or want browser to ask you first for location to save downloaded file,this is what my post is all about. Let’s discuss how to choose where a download has to be saved?

Types of browser.

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Mozilla Fire Fox
  • Google Chrome:- In Google Chrome, to change  the download location   follow steps given below:
    1. In Chrome browser’s address bar type Chrome://settings/
    2. In search settings box type downloads.
    3. Under downloads category there are two options as shown below.
    Choose Where a Download is Saved Google Chrome
    Choose where a download has to be saved (Google Chrome)
    • Download Location: In this text box, you can set the default location for files when it downloads. When you download file it will be automatically saved in specified location. You can change the default location by clicking on change… button.
  • Ask where to save each file before downloading: By ticking this check box you can set browser to always ask  first where to save files before downloading. Every time you download a file you have to select location for downloaded file.
  • Internet Explorer:- In Internet Explorer(IE) to set the download location follow steps given below:
    Press Alt+X from the keyboard or click on the settings button on the upper right corner it will open tools menu like shown.

    Choose Where a Download is Saved (IE)
    Choose where a download has to be saved (IE)

    In tools menu as shown above click on view downloads option. It will open view downloads window. In view downloads window click on option Download Options popup will appear as shown below:

    Choose Where a Download is Saved (IE)
    Choose where a download has to be saved (IE)

    In Download Options click on browse button to set the default download location. Whenever you download file in IE  file will be saved automatically in specified folder.

  • Opera: In Opera Browser to set the download location follow steps given below:
    In Opera Browser, click on Opera Menu as shown below:

    Choose Where a Download is Saved (Opera)
    Choose where a download has to be saved (Opera)

    Then click on settings options. Under downloads category there are two options as shown below:

    Choose Where a Download is Saved (Opera)
    Choose where a download has to be saved (Opera)
    • Download Location: In this text box you can set the default location for files when it downloads. When you download file it will be automatically saved in specified location. You can change the default location by clicking on change button.
  • Ask where to save each file before downloading: By ticking this check box you can set browser to always ask where to save files before downloading. Every time you download a file you have to select location for downloaded file.
  • Mozilla Fire Fox: In Mozilla Fire Fox Browser to set the download location follow the steps given below:
    In Firefox Browser, click on options or open menu in the upper right corner as shown.

    Choose Where a Download is Saved (Firefox)
    Choose where a download has to be saved (Firefox)

    Under downloads category there are two options as shown.

    Choose Where a Download is Saved (Firefox)
    Choose where a download has to  be saved (Firefox)
    • Save Files to : In this text box you can set the default location for files when it downloads. When you download file it will be automatically saved in specified location. You can change the default location by clicking on browse… button.
  • Always ask me where to save files: By ticking this check box you can set browser to always ask where to save files before downloading. Every time you download a file you have to give location for downloaded file.

Conclusion: These are the various ways by which you can set default download location for your downloaded files. Now open your favourite browser and change its default download location.

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