How to Change the Default Download Folder in Google Chrome
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By default, Google Chrome downloads all files from the web to the Downloads folder. This works fine for most users, but if you want to change it — or if you prefer Chrome to ask you every time — it’s a quick enough fix.

Start by clicking the hamburger menu — the icon at the top right with three horizontal lines — to bring up the dropdown. Click Settings > Show advanced settings and then scroll until you get to the Downloads area.

Here you’ll see a field displaying your current download location. Click the Change… button to select a new one:


If you prefer Chrome to ask you where to put files, you can check the Ask where to save each file before downloading box.

Need more Chrome tips in your life? Consult our guide to becoming a Chrome power user (part one and part two).

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  1. Anonymous
    November 1, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Sorry, Slightly Unrelated.

    Do You Know Any Extension That Allows Bookmarks To Always Be Open In A New Tab, Without Any Exceptions, Whatsoever ?

    Thank You.

    • Bryan Clark
      November 1, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Like a pinned tab?

      • Anonymous
        November 2, 2015 at 6:16 am


        When You Left Click A Bookmark Button, It Always Overwrites The Tab That Is On Focus, At The Moment.

        Is There An Extension, That Forces Bookmarks To Be Open In A Completely New Tab, Instead Of Messing With The Tabs That Are Already Open ?

        Thank You For Responding.