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Manage Download Location Settings in Opera on a Computer

Need to change the downloads folder and settings in the Opera browser? Learn how to adjust built-in download manager settings on your computer.

The Opera browser allows you to change the file download location, which can be different from the default Downloads folder. It also has a toggle switch that asks where to save the downloads whenever you download a new file.

The option to customize download settings is available under the Downloads settings section.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the download location and settings in the Opera browser.

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Manage the Download Settings

The Opera Browser allows you to manage your downloads and provide a destination for them. It helps you check your computer storage and switch between the disks aptly. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Opera browser app on your computer.
  2. Click on the Settings settings gear icon in the sidebar.
    Opera settings gear iconIt will open the Settings page in the Opera browser.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click on Advanced settings.
    Opera Browser Advanced settings hidden
  4. Again, scroll down to the Downloads section.
    It will display two options for download settings.
  5. Click on the Change for the Locations option.
    Download Settings Location Change command in Opera browser
  6. Choose the preferred new download location with Finder or File Explorer.
  7. Hit the Select to make the changes.
  8. Next, enable the toggle button for Ask where to save each file before downloading option.
    Ask where to save each file before downloading in Opera browser

We have successfully changed the download location folder and enabled the toggle to ask before downloading a file.

Bottom Line

The Opera browser can customize the download folder or drive location within the browser. It also allows us to enable the feature that asks where to save each file before downloading.

It also has the feature to save and download pages for offline access, which is useful when disconnected from the network.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

2 comments and feedback

  1. Modern opera mini doesn’t
    show pop ups and even videos and music can’t download, what’s the problem?

    1. Opera Mini browser is a trim-down version of the Opera Mobile browser. It doesn’t support modern web technologies like interactive design, downloading, etc.; it only provides faster browsing speed.

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