You can choose a location on your computer where downloads will be saved by default or pick a specific destination for each download:

  • On your computer, open Chrome

  • At the top right, click More More and then Settings

  • At the bottom, click Show advanced settings

  • Under the Downloads section, adjust your download settings


To change the default download location, click Change and select where you'd like your files to be saved.


If you'd rather choose a specific location for each download, check the box next to Ask where to save each file before downloading.

Default download locations

If you didn't change your default download location, then Google Chrome downloads files to the following locations:

  • Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8: /Users/<username>/Downloads

  • Mac: /Users/<username>/Downloads

NOTE: You can upload, view, share, and edit files with Google Drive. Open your Google Drive, create a folder, and drag & drop files from your computer.  

For your convenience, you can also use the Google Drive application for your Mac/PC:

  • Install the application on your computer.

  • On your computer, you'll see a folder called Google Drive.

  • Drag files or folders into that folder. They will upload to Drive and you will see them on

If you want to upload files like Microsoft Word documents, you can change a setting to convert files from your computer.

We hope you find this information useful!