How to change the download folder on your PC in Yandex Browser

Yandex Browser is one of the most popular web browsers in the CIS. Many people like its extensive functionality and pleasant to the eye interface. But there is one point that interests users – how to change the download folder on your PC in Yandex Browser? Below we will tell you about a simple way.

How to change the download folder in Yandex Browser

Where are the downloaded files saved by default?

If we are talking about a computer with Windows operating system, after downloading various content in the Yandex browser, it ends up in the following directory – “Downloads”:

How to change the download folder on your computer in Yandex Browser

The full path looks like this:

C:\Users\User_name\Downloads

How to change the download folder on your computer in Yandex Browser

This means we are dealing with the system partition (often C drive). It is on it records the information we get from the Internet via Web browsers. Consequently:

  • If Windows crashes critically, we may lose data;
  • Some optimizers automatically clean the “Downloads” folder;
  • If we download a lot, we quickly run out of free space on the C-drive.

That’s why most computer users wonder.

How in Yandex browser to change the download folder on the PC?

In fact, it is incredibly easy to do! Follow the step-by-step instruction:

  • Start Yandex browser;
  • Paste the following link into the address bar:

browser://settings/tools

  • Or click on the menu call button in the top right corner of the window, then select “Settings”:
How to change the download folder on your computer in Yandex Browser
  • Now on the left we see several sections – go to “Tools”. And in the main part of the settings, find the “Downloaded files” section:
How to change the download folder in Yandex Browser

Although the “Always Ask” option is active by default, but usually users just click “OK” when the folder selection appears, and the download starts in the aforementioned directory.

  • Switch to the second option “Save to…” and click on the link to open Windows Explorer and change the download folder in Yandex Browser:
How to change the download folder on your computer in Yandex Browser
  • It is best to specify a location on a different drive (not the system drive). Create a new directory or click on the existing one to select it. Then click on the selection button (as shown in the screenshot above).

This is how you can set up uploads to the folder you’re comfortable using.

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