Google Chrome treats downloads somewhat differently from Internet Explorer, so if you have recently switched over you may not be familiar with the process. Internet Explorer gives you the option to open or save a download file, whereas Chrome automatically saves the file to a default location.

To identify or change the default location, do the following:

  1. Click on the little wrench in the top right hand corner of the screen.
  2. Choose Options
  3. Under Options Choose “Under the Hood”
  4. Half way down the screen you will see Downloads. The default download location will be indicated – in my case this is a folder called “Downloads”. You can click ‘Change’ to choose your own loaction. Or check the box next to ‘Ask where to save each file before downloading’ to be given the option to choose a location with each download.



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