How to Choose Download Location for Firefox Download Manager

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This is a very simple trick and most of you know about it already. For those who don’t, its a real pain to see Firefox browser downloading any file to your desktop by default. You need to move it to your preferred folder each time. The most irritating part is you don’t see an option to select a different download location from the Firefox Download Manager. So what do you do?

  • Go to your Firefox browser and click Tools at the Menu bar.
  • Choose Options and select Main Tab.
  • At the Downloads section, you just need to check
    Always ask me where to save files and click OK

From next time Firefox will obediently ask you and then save the file to your preferred location. Be it anywhere.


September 23, 2010: 7:27 pm

Thank You! I just recently started having this problem and forgot that I had also just recently installed a new version of Firefox which I guess changed the download setting without me realizing it.

September 25, 2009: 1:13 pm

WOW, that was really simple but I never bothered to look. Thanks for the explanation. That was really annoying to me!

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