FireFox: Change the Default Downloaded File Location

Posted September 29, 2006 by MickeyMouse in Mozilla Firefox

By default, Mozilla FireFox saves downloaded files to the user’s desktop. This is how to change the location where FireFox saves files you have downloaded.


Most users prefer not to clutter their desktops with extra files and folders. I like to place all my downloaded files into a folder specifically for downloads. Here is how to change the default location for downloaded files.

1. Open FireFox.
2. Click the Tools menu.
3. Click Options.
4. Click Downloads tab.
5. Under Download Folder, browse to the folder you want FireFox to use, or select Ask me where to save every file.
6. Click OK.

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