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How to Manage Download Settings in Firefox Computer

Managing Downloads settings is very easy in Firefox Computer. You can easily change the location where you want to download the files or other things. Similarly, you can also view and delete the Download history from Firefox Browser. You can also switch the permanent download location to ask where to save the files.

Configure Download Settings on Firefox browser

Firefox offers a straightforward method to download files. You can click the download link, and Firefox will automatically begin downloading the file. But you have no control over the download location while downloading the file.

By default, Firefox saves download files in your computer’s Download folder. However, you can change the download location on the Firefox settings page.

Besides the download location, there are some things else as well that you can do to improve your download experience on the Firefox browser.

Change Download Location

By default Firefox and every other browser is set to save the online downloaded files within the Download folder. Thankfully, Firefox lets you choose the location of your files per your needs. Here are the steps to change the download location:

  1. Launch the Firefox browser on the computer.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3bar icon for the menu list.
  3. Choose the Settings menu from the list.
    How to change download location in Firefox
  4. Within the General tab, scroll down to locate the Downloads under the Files and Applications section.
    How to change download location Firefox
  5. Here you can select the folder for Save files to OR switch to Always ask where to save files.

You now control where your downloads are saved on the Firefox computer. Choose a different drive and folder from the Browse… button and make the setting permanent.

View Download History

You can easily see all your download file history at any time. Whether your download files are available or gone from the Downloads folder, the history records are present until manually cleared. Here are the steps to access your file download history:

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the Library Firefox Library icon icon.
  3. Select the Downloads menu.
    how to access download history in Firefox
  4. Click on the Download History command option.
    Show All Downloads command option in Firefox

This will open the Download History library will all the records of downloads to date. You can look at all the files you have downloaded until now.

Clear Firefox Download History

If you’re using a public computer or have a different privacy issue, it is always advised to delete your download history. Or it would be best if you considered using the private browsing mode. Here are the steps to clear your download history:

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the Firefox Library Firefox Library icon icon.
  3. Select the History menu within Library.
    Firefox History Menu under Library icon
  4. Hit on the Clear Recent History command.
    A new window pop-up, Clear Recent History, will appear.
  5. Select the Time range of clear from the drop-down.
  6. Mark the check box before Browsing & Download History
    Clear Recent History with Browsing and Download History Enabled
  7. Hit on Clear Now to confirm.

It will help you clear your download history on a Firefox computer. It helps you keep your information and downloads record safe.

Bottom Line

Firefox browser comes with a built-in option to change your download location. Additionally, you can see your download history and clear it per need.

Therefore, you can also change the location where you save all your Firefox Downloads from these settings. Also, as soon as you download the files in Firefox, you can view them directly through the download section.

Let us know your thoughts about managing the download folder and location within the Firefox browser. Also, did you ever cleared your download history records?

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Suresh Choudhary

Suresh has done a Master of Computer Application in Computer Science and has extensive knowledge of computer technology and application. He has 5+ years of experience in technical content writing and writing how-to tutorials. He uses Samsung Internet as the primary browser on his phone. Connect with Suresh on LinkedIn.

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