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 https://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3/user-data-directory-variables 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 HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome\Recommended
Value NameDefaultDownloadDirectory
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

chrome.admx

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