Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers Modify File Download Settings on Your Google Chromebook How to change download setting on your Google Chromebook 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 February 11, 2020 Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email This article is only intended for users running the Google Chrome operating system. By default, all files downloaded on your Chromebook are stored in the Downloads folder. While a convenient and aptly named location for such a task, many users prefer to save these files elsewhere—such as on their Google Drive or an external device. In this tutorial, we walk you through the process of setting a new default download location. We also show you how to instruct Chrome to prompt you for a location each and every time you initiate a file download, should you so desire. Open Chrome. Select the 3 vertical dots located on the top right side of the browser. Select Settings. On the left panel, expand Advanced. Select Downloads. Next to Location, select Change. Select a folder to where you want to save and select Open. In addition to changing the default download location, Chrome OS also allows you to toggle the following setting on or off. Ask where to save each file before downloading: When enabled, Chrome will prompt you to select a new download location each time a file is downloaded through the browser.