Change the default download location for Mac Safari

By default all that you download on your Mac using the Safari web browser will get downloaded into the Downloads folder of your user account.

Default download location of files in Safari


If you want to change this to some other location such as Desktop, or some other directory, you can do that by the Safari Settings menu options.

Step-by-Step: Change Safari file download location

  1. Make sure you are on the Safari browser window,
  2. Click on the Safari on the Mac menu bar,
    Mac Safari Settings Option
  3. Click on Settings...,
  4. Under General Tab,
  5. Click on the dropdown next to "File Download Location",
  6. Click on Others... and select the location you want to set.
    Change file download location Mac Safari

Facing issues? Have Questions? Post them here! I am happy to answer!

Author Info:

Rakesh (He/Him) has over 14+ years of experience in Web and Application development. He is the author of insightful How-To articles for Code2care.

Follow him on: X

You can also reach out to him via e-mail:

Copyright © Code2care 2024 | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Sitemap