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Changing where your downloads are saved

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Many browsers are configured by default to download items to a "Downloads" folder, but what if you want your downloads to end up somewhere else?

Instead of having an extra step of moving the items from the Downloads folder to wherever you want them to go, it is possible to configure your browser to either 1) download them to a different location by default, or 2) ask you where to put each download.  Because I download items that need to go to many different locations, I've opted for the the 2nd option.

Here's how to adjust this setting in your browsers:

Firefox

  1. In the Firefox "Options"
  2. Search for "download" in the search box at the top
  3. This should bring up a "Downloads" section where you can 1) specify exactly where you want to save files, or 2) have Firefox "Always ask you where to save files"

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Chrome

  1. In the Chrome "Settings"
  2. Search for "download" in the search box at the top
  3. This should bring up a "Downloads" section where you can 1) change the location where downloaded files are saved, or 2) have Firefox "Ask where to save each file before downloading"

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Edge

  1. In the Chrome "Settings"
  2. Scroll down to the "Downloads" section
  3. You can 1) choose where to save downloads, or 2) have Edge "Ask me what to do with each download"

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