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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  • Ryan

    Thanks! You like saved my life dude.

  • Baxter

    Awesome write-up regarding how to change fhe default download.
    I just wish it had pictures!

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  • Baxter

    Awesome write-up regarding how to change fhe default download.
    I wish it had pics tho, otherwise its perfect.

    Here’s an alternae guide with pics if it helps:

  • Adrian Munyua

    This is great but does not work for Mozilla 3.6.10 or greater. Here is the new way. Steps1. Go to tools and on the drop down menu click options. (Alt+T then O)2. Go to General(This is the default), if not you have to scroll over(Ctrl+Tab)3. In the new window go to ‘Save files to’ and click on ‘Browse’ to select the destination folder that you want.(Alt+O)4. Click ‘OK’ and you have finished.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the update!!!

  • Roku Box

    now it saves in my documents, not in desktop

  • arnie_mendoza