FireFox: Change the Default Downloaded File Location

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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7 Responses to “FireFox: Change the Default Downloaded File Location”

  1. June 15, 2009 at 9:34 am, Ryan said:

    Thanks! You like saved my life dude.

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  2. November 06, 2009 at 4:12 am, Baxter said:

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

    Here’s an alternae guide with pictures if it helps: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/firefox/change-firefox-default-download-folder/

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  3. November 06, 2009 at 4:13 am, Baxter said:

    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: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/firefox/change-firefox-default-download-folder/

    Reply

  4. November 09, 2010 at 10:33 am, Adrian Munyua said:

    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.

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    • November 09, 2010 at 12:25 pm, Anonymous said:

      Thanks for the update!!!

      Reply

  5. December 20, 2011 at 4:44 am, Roku Box said:

    now it saves in my documents, not in desktop

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  6. June 06, 2012 at 5:04 pm, arnie_mendoza said:

    hehehehhehehehehehe

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