How to Find Downloaded Files on Windows 11

If you have downloaded an application setup, an image, excel, or any other file on your Windows 11 PC using a web browser such as Edge or Chrome, and you are wondering where can you find it, simply follow the below step-by-step guide with screenshots on how to reach to that file.

This article assumes that you have not changed the default location of file downloads on your Windows 11 PC.

Step 1: Click on the Start Button on Windows 11 Menu Bar

Step 1 - Click on Start icon on Windows 11

Step 1: Click on File Explorer Icon

Step 2- Click on File Explorer

Step 3: Click on Downloads from the Sidebar

Step 3 - Click on Downloads from Sidebar

Step 4: You should find your downloaded file here

Step 5: If you do not find your file, look under Home > Recent

Step 5 - If you do not find your file, look under Home - Recent

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 VM running on a M1 Macbook Air.

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