How to Change the Firefox Download Folder Location

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By default, when you download something using Firefox, that download gets saved to the main Downloads folder for your user account (just like Chrome and Internet Explorer).  If you’d rather Firefox save your download files somewhere else, it’s really easy to change the default save folder location. Here’s how to do it.

In Firefox, click the “Open menu” button on the right side of the toolbar and then click “Options” on the drop-down menu.

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On the “General” page, look for the settings in the “Downloads” section. Type your desired download path into the “Save files to” box or click “Browse” and locate (or create) your new download folder that way. If you prefer, you can select “Always ask me where to save files” to have Firefox prompt you with a dialog on every download that lets you specify your download location. When you’re done, you can close the tab.

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Like we said, changing the Firefox download folder location is a super simple change to make, assuming you know you can do it and where to look. And if, like most geeks, you already knew this, then at least you have something quick to share with people who ask you about it.

Walter Glenn is a long time computer geek and tech writer. Though he's mostly a Windows and gadget guy, he has a fondness for anything tech. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.