Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

How do I choose where to save downloads?

  • 2 replies
  • 6 have this problem
  • 24113 views
  • Last reply by natwhit2

more options

I recently upgraded to Firefox 24.0. I use Windows 7

It used to be that any time I clicked on a link to download anything, I would be given the chance to choose where I wanted to save whatever I was downloading. The item would also be saved in the download file or directory.

But now, when I click a link to download anything, it just automatically saves to the download directory without giving me the chance to save it somewhere else. So if I want the file somewhere else, I have to open the download directory and move it where to where I want it.

How do I set Firefox so it is like it was before, so that it gives me a choice of where I want to save a download before it starts downloading it? Thanks.

Chosen solution

Under Tools -> Options, in the General Tab, there is a section for Downloads. Simply set it to 'Always ask me where to save files'.

Read this answer in context 👍 13

All Replies (2)

more options

Chosen Solution

Under Tools -> Options, in the General Tab, there is a section for Downloads. Simply set it to 'Always ask me where to save files'.

Modified by Vineet_Rc

more options

Thank you.