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How to Set the File Download Location in Google Chrome for Windows


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Open Your Google Chrome Browser
chrome file download

(Photo © Scott Orgera)

This tutorial is for an outdated version of Google Chrome. Please refer to our updated tutorial.

When you download a file via your Web browser, it is placed in a default location on your hard drive. Google Chrome gives you the ability to modify that location. This tutorial shows you how this is done in just a few simple steps.

First, open your Google Chrome browser.

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