downloads.showDefaultFolder()

The showDefaultFolder() function of the downloads API opens the default downloads folder in the platform's file manager.

Syntax

chrome.downloads.showDefaultFolder();

This API is also available as browser.downloads.showDefaultFolder().

Parameters

None.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No 48.0 48.0 33

Examples

The following snippet contains a show button, which when clicked invokes showDefaultFolder() to open the default downloads folder in the platform's file manager:

var showBtn = document.querySelector('.show');

showBtn.onclick = function() {
  chrome.downloads.showDefaultFolder();
}

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.downloads API.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

Document Tags and Contributors

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