crn5000-inc2015 BPTW logo
Contact us today!
(918) 770-8738

Integrated Business Technologies Blog

Integrated Business Technologies has been serving the Broken Arrow area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: Control Where Your Downloads Are Saved

Whenever you download a file from the Internet, the file will, by default, go to an aptly-titled folder in Windows called Downloads. Unless you change the default settings, your files will always be saved here. But what if you want to make it so that your downloads go somewhere else? You can accomplish this pretty easily. We’ll walk you through how to do it for some of the most popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.

You might be wondering why you would even want to make this change to your PC in the first place. After all, there must be a reason why it defaults to such a place. Let’s use the example of downloading a large file, like a video. Maybe you don’t want that file to take up so much space on your hard drive. If you have a connected hard drive or a network drive, you can tell the file to download directly to it by customizing where your downloads go. This saves you the pain of moving or copying files to the location after the fact.

For Google Chrome
Open up your Chrome browser and click on the three-dot menu that’s found in the top-right corner of the screen. You’ll then want to click on Settings. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the settings menu to find the Advanced option. If you look far enough, you’ll see the Downloads heading. You can then change the default location for any download that you choose to start. Just make sure that you also toggle the option to ask you for the location before you start a download so that you can change the location as needed.

For Microsoft Edge
Just like Google Chrome, you’ll have to navigate through the three-dot menu that hides Edge’s Settings. This will open up a new menu that appears on the right side of the screen. Next, go to View Advanced Settings. You’ll eventually see the Downloads section, which will give you the same settings as Chrome.

For Firefox
Even for Firefox, the steps are largely the same. Open the three-line menu that is in the top-right corner and select Preferences. Once you’ve done so, make your way to the General tab. Finally, select the Choose button next to the Save files to. You’ll be given the same options that are available for the other browsers.

For more tips and tricks, subscribe to Integrated Business Technologies’s blog.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, 23 November 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Free Consultation

      Sign up today for a
      FREE Network Consultation

      How secure is your IT infrastructure?
      Let us evaluate it for free!

      Sign up Now!


      Tag Cloud

      Security Technology Privacy Tip of the Week Managed Service Provider Business Management Microsoft Internet Saving Money Cloud Productivity Business Computing Workplace Tips IT Services Best Practices Backup Hackers Hosted Solutions Business IT Support Network Mobile Devices Hardware Malware Email Small Business Software Smartphones Data Communication Server Upgrade Windows Business Continuity Mobile Device Management Microsoft Office VoIP Virtualization Efficiency Disaster Recovery Google Computer Miscellaneous Mobile Office Vendor Management Gadgets Holiday Social Media Quick Tips Innovation Mobile Computing WiFi Windows 10 BYOD User Tips Smartphone Bring Your Own Device Passwords Remote Monitoring Best Practice Trending Users Operating System Apple Spam Wireless Technology Android Browser Content Filtering Remote Computing History Alert Going Green Internet of Things The Internet of Things Managed IT services IT Consultant Network Security Unified Threat Management Big Data Office Printer Data Management Information Technology Current Events Outsourced IT IT Solutions Lithium-ion Battery Save Money Firewall Maintenance Hard Drives App Gmail Customer Relationship Management Windows 8 Managed IT Tech Support Humor Saving Time Analytics Avoiding Downtime Ransomware Facebook IT service Fax Server Outlook Business Growth Health Antivirus Employer-Employee Relationship Customer Service Digital Payment Hacking Marketing Artificial Intelligence Computers Excel Risk Management Collaboration Data Backup Apps Office Tips Phone System Application Retail Virus Phishing User Error Computer Repair Co-Managed IT Proactive IT Mouse Social Mobile Device Password VPN PowerPoint Router Inbound Marketing Tablet Two-factor Authentication Presentation Budget iPhone Automation Recovery Training Administration Running Cable Settings Licensing Encryption Chrome Sports Wireless Cybercrime Tip of the week Save Time Point of Sale Data Recovery Hiring/Firing Document Management Net Neutrality Hosted Solution Website IBM Statistics Office 365 Data storage File Sharing Competition Cybersecurity Project Management Social Networking Network Congestion Robot Mobility Downtime Printing Display End of Support LiFi Search Computing Virtual Desktop USB Business Owner Intranet Business Intelligence Files Hacker User Programming Analyitcs Money Applications Augmented Reality Education Specifications Help Desk Safety Piracy Data loss Gaming Console Legal Online Currency Cost Management Data Breach Digital Signature Compliance Sync Memory Alt Codes Technology Tips Computer Accessories Laptop YouTube Technology Laws Regulations Documents Mobile Device Managment Typing Wi-Fi Comparison Halloween Twitter Entrepreneur Google Drive Company Culture Bandwidth Undo Unified Threat Management How To PDF Productivity Adminstration People Cryptocurrency 5G Black Friday Touchscreen Scary Stories Virtual Private Network 3D Google Docs Access Control Flexibility Travel Bitcoin Cyber Monday Redundancy communications Domains SharePoint Hacks Scam Wearable Technology Fun Conferencing Word SaaS Scheduling Unified Communications Public Speaking Downloads Alerts eWaste PC Care Cortana Value Networking Government Multi-Factor Security eBay Knowledge Remote Support Environment Software Tips Leadership Skype Streaming Media Data Security New Additions Monitors Telephony Samsung Deep Learning Print Server Google Calendar Text Messaging Experience Work Station Troubleshooting Debate Google Wallet LinkedIn Heating/Cooling Techology Congratulations Writing Consumers Crowdfunding Law Firm IT Legislation Video Surveillance Recycling IT Support Drones Windows 8.1 Update Buisness Best Available Disaster Resistance Social Engineering Macro Private Cloud Identities IP Address Managed IT Services Backups CIO Refrigeration IT Consulting Disaster Public Cloud Solid State Drive Bluetooth Software as a Service

      Top Blog

      Basically, any machine that uses fans and vents to cool itself can overheat if airflow is restricted. If you have used a laptop on your lap for an extended session, then you know what we are talking about when the computer becomes hot to the touch. Every portable device is designed a little diffe...