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How to find the Downloads folder in Windows

 How to find the Downloads folder in Windows

How to find the Downloads folder in Windows

  When we download a file from a browser like Chrome, Firefox or Edge in Windows, it's stored by default in a special folder called "Downloads" and then we'll see a simple directory so you can find the Downloads folder where all the files we download from the private web browser are saved  coffee beans.

  Where to find the Downloads folder in Windows

  Windows 10 and Windows 11 both have a special folder called Downloads that is exclusively for downloads we make from any program.  By default, we can find it by clicking "This PC" from the file explorer.  Here we can see various folders available such as: Pictures, Music, Documents, Videos, 3D Objects and Downloads folder.

How to find the Downloads folder in Windows

  Open the Downloads folder

  When we open the respective folder, we will be able to see all the files that we have downloaded to our device.  All browsers, by default, send downloads to this same folder.  Although if we wish, we can modify the destination of the downloaded files from the browser we are using.

  The downloaded files are not in the folder

  In some cases, it may happen that we cannot find the downloaded files in the above mentioned folder.  In this case, what we can do is check the download history of our browser.

  For this, we open our browser and use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + J" This way the download history opens in a new tab in Chrome, Firefox or Edge, and the keyboard shortcut works in all three.

How to find the Downloads folder in Windows

  Location of the downloaded files

  In Edge, we will see a small menu titled "Downloads".  In Firefox and Chrome, a new tab will open where we can see all the downloads we have made.  In order to see the download location, we will look for it in the list and click on the folder icon next to it.  In the case of Firefox and Chrome, we look for the file and tab that was opened and press "Show in folder" just below the file we want to search.

  After clicking on the link mentioned above, a new window opens in File Explorer where we can find what we are looking for.

  The only problem is that these methods will not work if the registry or file has been deleted.