downloads.showDefaultFolder()

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

Syntax

browser.downloads.showDefaultFolder();

Parameters

None.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge No support NoFirefox Full support 48Opera Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 48

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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() {
  browser.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

Contributors to this page: michael-zapata, wbamberg, Makyen, chrisdavidmills
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