By default, Firefox saves downloaded files to “Downloads” Folder. However, it is also easy to Change Firefox Download Location to Desktop, USB Drive and other locations on your computer.
Change Firefox Download Location
There are users who prefer downloads from internet to be clearly visible on the desktop, instead of being hidden or lost in a crowded downloads folder.
This setup makes it easy to keep an eye on what is being downloaded from the internet on your computer and also provides an immediate access to downloaded file.
Once you are done with the downloaded file, you can either delete the downloaded file or move it to an appropriate folder or location on your computer.
Luckily, it is really easy to change Firefox Download Location to Desktop or any other location and also to make Firefox to automatically prompt you to select your desired location for the file being download on your computer.
1. Change Firefox Download Location to Desktop
Open the Firefox Web Browser on your computer > click on 3-bar Icon and select Settings in the drop-down menu.
On the next screen, scroll down in the right-pane to “Downloads” section and click on the Browse button, located next to Save Files to entry.
On the next screen, select Desktop or any other Location where you want Firefox to download files on your computer.
Note: You can even make Firefox to download files to USB Drive or an External Hard Drive attached to your computer.
2. Make Firefox Ask Where to Save Downloaded Files
While downloading files to desktop makes them more accessible, the downside with this setting is that it can also end up cluttering the desktop.
The solution for this issue is to make Firefox Ask where to save downloaded files, every time you download a file from the internet.
Open Firefox Web Browser on your Computer > click on 3-bar Icon and select Settings in the drop-down menu.
On the next screen, scroll down in the right-pane to “Downloads” section and select Always ask you where to save files option.
After this, Firefox will be prompting you to indicate a location for the downloaded file, every time you try to download anything from the internet.