Changing default download directory

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by scott7saunders, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. scott7saunders macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2015

    I have purchased a 640GB external hard drive for my macbook pro retina to use as the internal 128GB SSD is a little on the "naff" side.

    When downloading stuff from the internet, is there anyway of changing the default download directly so that it downloads straight to a new folder that I have created on the external drive ? I think I have just done this for uTorrent as I do use that also and that seems to have worked the way I want it to.


  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    With the external drive connected...

    Safari > Preferences > General > Save downloaded files to (changes the default path to a folder on your external drive)

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