Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers 45 45 people found this article helpful Modify File Download Settings on Your Google Chromebook Change where your files are stored by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on November 16, 2020 Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email Files downloaded on your Chromebook are stored in the Downloads folder by default. It's a convenient and aptly named location for such a task. Still, you may prefer to save these files elsewhere, such as on Google Drive or an external device. This article applies to the Google Chrome operating system. How to Modify File Download Settings on Your Chromebook Here's how to set a new default download location on your Chromebook and how to instruct Chrome to prompt you for a location every time you initiate a file download. Open Chrome. Select More (the three vertical dots located in the upper-right corner of the browser). Select Settings. On the left menu pane, expand Advanced. Select Downloads. Next to Location, select Change. Choose the folder you want to save files to, then select Open. In addition to changing the default download location, Chrome OS also allows you to toggle the Ask where to save each file before downloading setting on or off. When enabled, Chrome prompts you to select a new location each time you download a file.