How to Change Default Download Folder Location on Any Web Browser

When you download anything from your web browser that may be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer. Normally it will then go to the download folder of the computer. This is certainly for the operating system you are using.

The real fact is that most of the computer users choose this default location for downloads. But there are other folder locations too to store the downloaded files. You may download and store to the external hard disk drive or to the network drive. But the process will surely be cumbersome if you don’t the exact process.

This article will guide you about how to change the default download folder location on any web browser mentioned above. Remember the process is different for the different browser with different options. Let’s go-

For Mozilla Firefox: This is the browser where the change in location is very easy. When you open the browser, you will find the three parallel bars button at the right upper corner of the browser. Click on it and then click on Preferences.

From the General Tab click on Choose button next to the ‘Saves file to’ and then select different folder where you want to save the downloaded file.

For Internet Explorer: Open this browser and then click on ‘View downloads’ option. A Pop-up window will appear from there select Option links below. Click on ‘Browse’ to change the location.

For Microsoft Edge: Open the browser, then click on the three dots at the right up corner and then click on the Settings. On the right-hand side, a sliding menu will display. Now click on the ‘View Advanced Settings’ button. Go to the Download section and choose Change button and select a new location.

For Google Chrome: On the right-hand side of the browser, you will find three vertical dots, click on that. Then click on Settings, scroll down the page and click on the Advanced. Again scroll down and click on Downloads and then click on Change and select the new location. If you want to save different location select the ‘Ask where to save each file before downloading’ option.

Hope this article will be the most helpful for changing the download location. Now enjoy!

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