By default, Google Chrome uses the system’s download folder for files that you download from the Internet, which is located at C: \ Users \ Username \ Downloads by default, however, if you wish, you can set your own location for the downloaded files for the browser.
This tutorial for novice users on how to change the download folder in Chrome, specifying their own preferred location for it. If you wish, you can not change it separately in Chrome, but change it entirely for the entire system (and for all browsers at the same time), about this in a separate instruction - How to change the location of the Downloads folder in Windows 10 .
Change the location of the save folder for downloaded files in Chrome settings
In order to change the location of the Google Chrome downloads folder, just follow these simple steps:
- In the browser, go to the settings menu. To do this, you can click on the menu button in the upper right and select the desired item.
- On the Chrome settings page, below, click Advanced.
- In the "Downloaded files" section, in the "Folder" section, click "Edit" and specify the desired download folder.
- This will complete the process and in the future, Chrome will download files to the location you specify.
Note: if you specify a folder that requires administrator privileges for recording as a download folder, Chrome will not “swear”, but will not download files to it, instead, a window for choosing a save location with the user’s Documents folder open will open ", And when you try to select a folder that requires administrator rights, you will receive the message" You do not have permission to save files in this place . "
Also, if you wish, instead of specifying a specific download folder in Chrome, you can turn on the “Always indicate the download location” switch - after that, when downloading each new file, the browser will display a request about where to save this file (I use this option) , and the last download location is saved, and if you often download to one folder, you do not have to constantly indicate it.
I hope there will be no problems with such a simple task, but in case of difficulties ask questions in the comments, I will try to help.