How to change the download path in Mozilla Firefox?

Currently, many of the daily activities of the human being are carried out through the Internet, with a computer or a mobile device. For the same reason, many of these daily activities require the use of the download function in our computers.

In reference to that, many people ignore the fact that the destination of their downloads can be changed. This is because downloading something is as common a task as drinking water or walking. That is why, in this article, we will teach you how to change the download folder path in your Mozilla Firefox browser

In addition, we will explain how to find the Mozilla Firefox downloads folder and what to do to select a destination folder for each file that we download.

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  1. How to change download folder path in Mozilla Firefox?
  2. How to find Mozilla Firefox download folder?
  3. What to do to select a download folder in each file?
    1. In external hard drive folder
    2. Internal hard-drive

How to change download folder path in Mozilla Firefox?

The first thing we must do to be able to change the download folder in Mozilla Firefox is really simple, we just have to open the browser. Once there we will go to the 3 stripes icon that is located in the upper right part of the screen called ‘Open menu’. Doing so will bring up a window with various options.

There you must locate the option called ‘options’ , this is found as the third option of the fifth block of said tab. Once we click it, a new tab will open, which will show us all the settings we have in Mozilla Firefox. Once there we will go down until we find the part that says ‘files and applications’.

In that option called files and applications, we will see the ‘downloads’ block as the first option. Under downloads we will always see two options, one called ‘Save files in’ and next to it the downloads folder will appear, this option is checked by default. The other option is called ‘Always ask where to save files’, which is usually always off.

In order to change the folder where our downloads go, we must click on the option called ‘examine’. By doing this, a pop-up window of our file explorer will open, there we can select the folder where we want our downloads to go. When selecting the destination folder that we want, for example, the documents folder, the option would be like this ‘Save files in Documents’ .

On the other hand, in the case of activating the ‘Always ask where to save files’ option , every time we download a file in Firefox, a pop-up window will open. In this window we must select the specific folder where we want it to be downloaded.

How to find Mozilla Firefox download folder?

Finding the folder where our downloads are stored through Firefox is a really simple task. The first thing we must do is click on the three-bar icon that is located in the upper right corner of the screen of our Mozilla Firefox browser . Clicking this will open a pop-up window with several options. Now we must locate the third option of the fifth block, called ‘options’, pressing it will open a new tab. In this tab will be all the configuration options of our Mozilla browser.

Being there, we will go down until we find the section called ‘Files and applications’ and we are located in the first option called ‘downloads’ . There we can see an option that is activated called ‘Save files in’ and the name of the folder to which our downloads go. On the other hand, if we want to change the destination of our downloads, we will give the option ‘examine’ and select a folder of our choice.

On the other hand, we have the option to ‘always ask where to save’ which will allow us to choose the destination of the download, every time we download a file.

What to do to select a download folder in each file?

Now that we know how to change the default destination of everything we download in Mozilla Firefox , let’s talk about how to do it with each file. Being able to choose the destination folder for each of our downloads in Mozilla Firefox is an easy task. As we mentioned before, we must go to the 3-bar icon at the top of the screen.

Once there, we will click to bring up a pop-up window with different options, we will select the one found as the third option in the fifth block called ‘options’. This will open a new tab with all the Mozilla configuration options.

Now, being there we will go down to the ‘files and applications’ section option , there in the download block we will see two options. The options are ‘Save files to’ which is enabled by default and ‘Always ask where to save files’ respectively. What we must do is enable the second option, in this way, every time we want to make a download, a pop-up tab will open that will tell us to choose in which folder we want to save the file that we download.

In external hard drive folder

When downloading to a folder on our external hard drive, the first thing we should do is have the external hard drive connected to our computer. Once that’s done, we should have the ‘always ask where to save files’ option enabled in our Mozilla Firefox browser .

Once that is done, the moment we download any file, a pop-up window will appear asking us where we want to download said file. At this point, we must find a folder that we know is on our external hard drive and hit OK. With that, the download would be done directly on our external hard drive .

Internal hard-drive

Now, to download to the internal hard drive, the procedure is really similar. The first thing we need to do is enable the ‘Always ask where to save files’ option in the settings of our Mozilla Firefox browser.

By doing this, every time we download something from our Mozilla Firefox browser, a pop-up window will open in which we can choose the preferred destination for our download.


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