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

BCD tables only load in the browser

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();
}

Note:

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

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