Set default download directory

Configures the default directory that Google Chrome will use for downloading files.

If you set this policy, it will change the default directory that Google Chrome downloads files to. This policy is not mandatory, so the user will be able to change the directory.

If you do not set this policy, Google Chrome will use its usual default directory (platform-specific).

See for a list of variables that can be used.

Example value: /home/${user_name}/Downloads

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

Set default download directory

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome\Recommended
Value NameDefaultDownloadDirectory
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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