Keep your downloaded files from being deleted

To save a file, make sure to put it in a permanent folder. Any file in the Downloads folder could get deleted if your Chromebook runs out of space.

Move downloads to a permanent folder

To keep your files long term, you can move them from the Downloads folder into a permanent folder.

  1. In the corner of your screen, click the Launcher Launcher and then Up arrow Up arrow.
  2. Open Files Files.
  3. On the left, click Downloads.
  4. Drag your file to another folder, such as My Drive.

To automatically save files to a permanent folder, change your default folder.

Deleting downloads is permanent

When you delete a file in your Chromebook's Downloads folder, it's permanent — you can't undo it. Make sure you're only deleting files you won't need later.

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