Keep your downloaded files from being deleted
To save a file, make sure that you put it in a permanent folder. Any file in the Downloads folder could get deleted if your Chromebook runs out of space.
To keep your files long term, you can move them from the Downloads folder into a permanent folder.
- In the corner of your screen, click the Launcher Up arrow .
- Open Files .
- On the left, click Downloads.
- Drag your file to another folder, such as My Drive.
To automatically save files to a permanent folder, change your default folder.
When you delete a file in your Chromebook's Downloads folder, it's permanent – you can't undo it. Make sure that you're only deleting files that you won't need later.