When we first use PC’s or laptops there are times when we download something from the internet and then we wonder where the heck did it go.
We try to find the downloaded file and spend hours trying to locate it on our computer. Sometimes we give after convincing our self how crazy we are.
Here’s how to download files to your computer and how to find them without using any software or any other so-called download manager.
Before downloading anything from the web make sure that the files are easy to find later. Do this by configuring your browser settings. In this example, I used Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1. Click the icon which is located on the top right of your browser.
Step 2. Click “Options” from the drop-down menu.
Step 3. A new tab will open. Go to that tab which is the Options page then scroll down until you find the “Downloads” field.
Step 4. Click “Browse” button then set what specific area on your computer you want the files to go every time you download something from the net.
For me, I want store downloaded stuff on drive D. This way, the files are kept safe if I want to do some reformatting or system refresh.
Step 5. Make a new folder for dedicated downloads if you want.
Name it as “Downloads” or whatever you want to call it. I call it “A-Hot Downloads“.
Step 6. Click “Select Folder” button.
Step 7. That’s it. Now every time you download something from the internet, you know you can find it on Drive D under the folder “A-Hot Downloads” (D:\A-Hot Downloads).
How To Find Your Default Download Location
How about if the download area is set by default? How about if you downloaded a file without configuring the download location?
Simple. As you did in Step 1, click the icon . Click “Options” then on the Options page, scroll down until you find the “Save files to” field.
From the above screenshot, you can find the missing downloaded file on Drive C under the folder “Lost Download” (C:\Lost Download). For illustration purposes, this is an example only.