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How do I set Google Drive as My Default Download Location - Chromebook ONLY
Last Updated a year ago

To set Google drive as your default save location on a Chromebook, follow the steps below

  • Open Chrome, navigate to the top right corner, and click the Three Dot Menu.  Then select "settings".

  • Expand the "Advanced" menu on the left of the screen and click on "Downloads.

  • NOTE:  THIS STEP IS OPTIONAL!  Toggle the "Ask where to save each file before downloading" to on.  It will become blue.

  • Next, click the "Change" button to begin the process of selecting your download location.


  • On the next screen, click on "My Drive" (1), click on "New Folder" (2), name the folder "Downloads" (3), select it and click "Open" (4).  

  • Close all your windows and test it by downloading something and checking to make sure it's in that folder.  YOU ARE DONE!

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