How to open downloads?

As a rule, all browsers by default save downloaded files to the “My Downloads” folder or simply “Downloads”, which is automatically created for each user of the operating system. But where to find it? In this article we will explain how to open the download folder through the browser and where it can be located in Windows.

Windows Download Folder

Usually the folder for storing downloads is located in the user profile directory. In Windows XP, you can find it at “C: \ Documents and Settings \ Username \ My Documents \ Downloads”. Or you can simply open the “Start” menu, click the “My Documents” link in it and find the download folder in the window that opens.

In Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, the “Downloads” folder is usually located at “C: \ Users \ Username \ Downloads”. As a rule, it is added to the Favorites panel in Explorer, so just open any folder and click the "Downloads" link in the left part of the window.

How to open downloads in Internet Explorer

You can open “My Downloads” right through the browser. In Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the window and select “View downloads” from the menu that appears, then click on the folder name in the “Location” column.You can also click the “Open folder” button in the message that appears below immediately after the download is completed. In older versions of IE, instead of such a message, a download window appears in which there is also a “Open folder” button.

How to open downloads in Mozilla Firefox

To open downloads in Firefox, click on the icon in the form of a wide downward arrow next to the address bar and click on the icon in the form of a folder opposite the name of the downloaded file. Also, the download panel can be accessed via the Tools> Downloads menu, which can be viewed by pressing the [Alt] key. In the window that appears, click on the folder icon to open the folder with the downloaded files.

How to open downloads in Google Chrome

In Google Chrome, after downloading the file, a line appears at the bottom of the window, in which you can click the arrow next to the file name and select the "Show in folder" option. The download page can also be accessed from the menu - click on the button of three horizontal bars in the upper right corner and select the “Downloads” item. On the page that appears, click the link "Open download folder."

How to open downloads in Yandex Browser

In Yandex Browser, click on the narrow downward arrow in the right corner of the window to expand the downloads bar,then click on the arrow next to the file name and select "Show in folder". You can also click the “All downloads” link, and then on the page that opens click the “Open downloads folder” link.

How to open downloads in Opera

In Opera, click on the downward arrow in the right corner of the window and click on the circle opposite the file name. Another option: click on the “Details” button and on the page that opens click on the “Show in folder” file below.

How to open downloads in Safari

In Safari, directly after the download, a “Downloads” window appears in which you can click on the magnifying glass icon next to the file name to open the folder in which it was saved. And to open the "Downloads" window, if it is already closed, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the browser and select the "Downloads" item.


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