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Llanfair
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Status: New idea

I'm an Android user so I'm not sure what the situation is for IOS but, on Android at least, you can't change download location. This is really annoying as I have to constantly move files after downloading. Please fix this.

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ullas
New member

Please bring the option to Firefox ASAP.

scowlingowl
New member

Option to choose the download folder on Android

Hi, please add the option to choose the folder you want to download your file to on Android.

It's kind of crazy to me that there's no such option even in the settings. Because I'm forced to use another browser for that.

Manvender
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I have the exact same issue. It would be awesome if firefox add this feature.

avcadiente79
Strollin' around

Download location

Download location option android missing a lot of browsers now have this.

FelixBoltwood
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Download Prompt (Android)

On android there's currently no way to choose the save location for files, nor is there an option to rename files before saving them. No social media sites add an automatic tag to an image to show which user it belongs to, so this would be a very convenient feature.

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

Xe
Strollin' around

  This should be a basic feature in any browser, ideally in the browser's settling UI. The fact that you can't even do this in about:config is mind boggling.

Defu2ktor
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it's so weird, i use 2 website and each one is downloading to a different location. none of them i set.

there should be a setting for download folder in Firefox.

please add this basic functionality.

Schofer
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For all the people who wants to choose where to download files from Firefox - I made this little thing that will help. It's completely free, but you need to download Automate app and flow created by me. Then just run the flow, choose folder where files are now downloaded and then choose where you want to move them.

h7sj
Making moves

(Posting in the right place this time)

 

So amazed this is still an issue in June of 2024.

I know Android totally s**ts the bed on access to storage, but apps can do it (albeit in their little data jails).

I understand that there are some control freaks out there that expect granular control over exactly where their files are download to (i.e. anyone who's used any other browser ever), but I'm sure the vast majority will put down their pitchforks if they can just select Internal vs. SD Card.

I really hope someone from Mozilla can ram this through, or at least entertain us with the reason why less is more and restriction is freedom - as is the custom in the age of ens**tification.