Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers 42 42 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 September 11, 2020 Browsers Chrome Safari Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email All files downloaded on your Chromebook are stored in the Downloads folder by default. While it's 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. We walk you through the process of setting a new default download location on your Chromebook. We also show you how to instruct Chrome to prompt you for a location each and every time you initiate a file download. This article is only intended for users running the Google Chrome operating system. How to Modify File Download Settings on Your Chromebook Open Chrome. Select More (the three 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. 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.