Change Download Location in Chrome

Edited by Djinu, VisiHow, Dougie, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In the previous tutorial, we disabled automatic Flash loading on web pages. This is a tutorial on how to change the default download folder in Google Chrome.

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Steps

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    Make sure Chrome is running
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    Click the hot-dog menu
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    It is in top-right corner of the window. You will find three horizontal bars.
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    Then, click "Settings"
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    Once "Settings" loads, scroll to the bottom of the page
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    Click "Show advanced settings..."
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    Then, scroll down until you see the "Downloads" options
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    Click the "Change..." button
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    You can change the folder into which Chrome downloads files. A window will pop up.
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    You can click the folder to select it
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    You can even add a new folder
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    For this tutorial, let's name the folder "VisiHow demo"
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    Then, click "Create" or press "enter" on your keyboard
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    Then, click "Select"
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    You can also check the option "Ask where to save each file before downloading"
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    If you have this option checked, Chrome won't use the default download location.
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    For example, open a page where you can download a file
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    For this tutorial, there is "Creative Commons" account loaded up on Soundcloud. Let's click the tab.
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    You can click the icon to download the track
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    A dialogue box will open, offering you to select the download location.
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    For now, let's click "Cancel"
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    Click the "Settings" tab again
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    Uncheck "Ask where to save each file before downloading"
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    Come back to the page where you can download files
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    Download a file again
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    It will be downloaded into the default location, which you will have set up as "VisiHow demo".
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    Then, click the arrow next to the name of the downloaded file at the bottom of the window
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    Next, click "Show in Folder"
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    Chrome will show you that the file will have been downloaded to the default location labeled "VisiHow demo".
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Recent edits by: Dougie, VisiHow, Djinu

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