How to Change File Download Location in Chrome and Firefox on Mac

To save the downloaded files from Firefox and Chrome to a specific folder on your Mac, you need to change the download location.

I have been a Mac user for quite some time. There are three web browsers such as Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox which I use the most on my Mac. While Safari is easily the top-notch choice for me, Chrome and Firefox are highly impressive as well.

I download a number of files regularly. By default, all the downloaded files are saved in the Download folders. But, what if you want to save any file to a specific location? You can easily change the download location on Mac.

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How to Change File Download Location in Firefox and Chrome on Mac

We have already made a post on how to change Safari’s download location on Mac. And now, we are all set to walk you through the steps to change the download location in Chrome and Firefox. Let’s sail through!

How to Change Download Location in Chrome on Mac

Step #1. Launch Chrome on your Mac.

Step #2. Next up, you have to click on Menu icon from the top right corner.

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Click on Menu in Chrome on Mac

Step #3. Click on Settings.

Click on Settings in Chrome on Mac

Step #4. Click on Show advanced settings and then scroll down to the “Downloads” section.

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Click on Show Advanced Settings in Chrome on Mac

Step #5. Click on Change and select where you would want your downloaded files to be saved.

Change File Download Location for Chrome on MacChange Download Location for Chrome on Mac

If want to choose a particular location for each download, you need to select the “Ask where to save each file before downloading” checkbox.

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Use Different Download Location in Chrome on Mac

How to Change Download Folder in Mozilla Firefox on Mac

Step #1. Open Firefox on your Mac.

Step #2. Click on the menu icon from the top right corner.

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Click on Menu in Firefox on Mac

Step #3. Select Preferences. (Alternately, you can also click on the Firefox menu at the top Mac bar, and then select Preferences.)

Click on Preferences in Mozilla on Mac

Step #4. Next, you have to click on Choose button at the far right.

Choose Download Location in Firefox Mozilla on Mac

Step #5. Now, you need to select the location that you want to set as the Default Download Location.

Change Firefox File Download Location on Mac

If you want to choose the download location each time you download, select Always ask me where to save files.

Use Different Download Location in Mozilla on MacThat’s it!

Which is your favorite web browser? How much do you use Safari on your Mac? Is Chrome the best in the world? Let us know your view in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, make sure to download iGeeksBlog app on your iDevice.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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