Set Default Download Folder in Mozilla Firefox in Windows 7

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Welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to set the default download location in the Mozilla Firefox browser while using a Windows 7 computer.

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Steps

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    To start, open the Mozilla Firefox application.
    To open it, double-click on the icon. Wait for it to load.
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    Once it's loaded, go to the Options.
    To go to the Options, first click the menu button in the top left-hand corner. A pop-up menu will open.
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  3. 3
    Click on "Options".
    A new tab will open.
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  4. 4
    In this tab, locate "Downloads".
    In this case, the default download location is the "Downloads" folder.
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    To change the default download location to the Desktop, for example, click on "Browse".
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    In the newly opened window, click "Desktop".
    You can choose whatever location you want, but "Desktop" is being used as an example.
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    Click "Select Folder".
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    The default download location is now set to "Desktop".
    All downloaded files will be saved to the Desktop.
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    If "Always ask me where to save files" is selected, every time a download starts, you will need to select a location to save it to.
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    That concludes the tutorial on how to set the default download location in the Mozilla Firefox browser while using a Windows 7 computer.
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