Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers Firefox about:config Entry — browser.download.folderList Understanding the browser.download.folderList about:config Entry in Firefox Share Pin Email Print Yuri_Arcurs / Getty Images Browsers Firefox Chrome Safari Microsoft 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 September 12, 2019 This article is only intended for users running the Mozilla Firefox web browser on Linux, Mac OS X, macOS Sierra, and Windows operating systems. about:config Entries browser.download.folderList is one of the hundreds of Firefox configuration options, or Preferences, accessed by entering about:config in the browser's address bar. Preference Details Category — browserPreference Name — browser.download.folderListDefault Status — defaultType — integerDefault Value — 1 Description The browser.download.folderList Preference in Firefox's about:config interface allows the user to choose between one of three pre-specified locations in which to store file downloads. How to Use browser.download.folderList The value of browser.download.folderList can be set to either 0, 1, or 2. When set to 0, Firefox will save all files downloaded via the browser on the user's desktop. When set to 1, these downloads are stored in the Downloads folder. When set to 2, the location specified for the most recent download is utilized again. This path can be modified by selecting a different location the next time you download a file through the browser. To modify the value of browser.download.folderList, follow these steps: Open your Firefox browser Type about:config in your browser's address (or URL) bar Hit Enter You may now receive a message warning you that any modifications could void your warranty. To continue, press I'll be careful, I promise! A list of Firefox Preferences should now be displayed. Use the search to locate the entry with a Preference Name value of browser.download.folderList. Double click on this entry. A dialog box should appear prompting you to enter an integer value. Enter the desired value (0, 1, or 2), and press OK.