1. hqi1321's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I'm new to the Android central community, but I was hoping y'all help me out. I just bought myself a new 64 gb micro sd card and I want to change the download directory to a folder on the new card.
    I've gone to my files and set the home directory to extsdcard/download, but all the downloads still go to the folder on my internal memory.
    Any idea how I can do this without having to download an app? I feel like I should be able to accomplish this without a 3rd party solution.
    Thanks!!

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    12-26-2013 10:29 PM
  2. wizzrah's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I'm new to the Android central community, but I was hoping y'all help me out. I just bought myself a new 64 gb micro sd card and I want to change the download directory to a folder on the new card.
    I've gone to my files and set the home directory to extsdcard/download, but all the downloads still go to the folder on my internal memory.
    Any idea how I can do this without having to download an app? I feel like I should be able to accomplish this without a 3rd party solution.
    Thanks!!

    Posted via Android Central App
    Welcome to the forums and I hope you're here to stay!

    You should check this maybe.
    How to Set the Default Download Location to an SD Card - Android - Tablets

    It should be similar to the Galaxy S4.

    If you are downloading from a browser, you can change the directory in the settings.
    Ex. Google Chrome, Firefox, Boat Browser, etc.
    12-26-2013 11:49 PM
  3. STARGATE's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    Sorry but I've never done that. But the poster above me 👆 is right, it should work with the GS4.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    wizzrah likes this.
    12-27-2013 12:16 AM
  4. wizzrah's Avatar
    If that didn't work, then I think the easiest way would just be to download something like ES File Explorer and transfer the files there.

    Sent from my HTC One XL using Tapatalk
    12-27-2013 02:18 AM
  5. hqi1321's Avatar
    That's the frustrating part, I'd found that exact website and followed the instructions. Right now, the directory is set to the sd card buuut everything still downloads to the old folder; and if I delete the old download folder it shows up again once I download something.
    There's no reason why it shouldn't work, except that it doesn't.

    Also, I've checked out es explorer and it looks great actually, but I figure I should be able to fix it without an extra app

    Either way, thanks for replying!

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-28-2013 06:08 AM
  6. STARGATE's Avatar
    That's the frustrating part, I'd found that exact website and followed the instructions. Right now, the directory is set to the sd card buuut everything still downloads to the old folder; and if I delete the old download folder it shows up again once I download something.
    There's no reason why it shouldn't work, except that it doesn't.

    Also, I've checked out es explorer and it looks great actually, but I figure I should be able to fix it without an extra app

    Either way, thanks for replying!

    Posted via Android Central App
    No problem! 👍😃

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-12-2014 07:43 AM
  7. srskypuppy's Avatar
    Same thing on my Galaxy S3.
    I used ES Explorer to set SD card as default path for downloads, but phone still uses internal storage.
    Very frustrating!
    05-19-2014 01:17 PM
  8. hqi1321's Avatar
    Update: after finding that the problem persists even in Android 4.4.2, I have officially given up.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-22-2014 04:41 AM
  9. Guts Berserker's Avatar
    I had the same frustration, since internal memory tends to fill up too fast. Solution I found for myself was under settings of native browser, advanced tab. There is an option to change download directory. And when asked what application to use for download, just select native Browser. This is for version 4.2.2.
    Hope this helps to someone.
    06-09-2014 04:25 AM
  10. Weechookieburdie's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I'm new to the Android central community, but I was hoping y'all help me out. I just bought myself a new 64 gb micro sd card and I want to change the download directory to a folder on the new card.
    I've gone to my files and set the home directory to extsdcard/download, but all the downloads still go to the folder on my internal memory.
    Any idea how I can do this without having to download an app? I feel like I should be able to accomplish this without a 3rd party solution.
    Thanks!!

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-02-2015 08:24 AM
  11. Weechookieburdie's Avatar
    Sorry folks posted in error, was trying to comment to original question. Looked for a delete but dont see one (fir my copy)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-02-2015 08:47 AM
  12. adils_47's Avatar
    how we change default download directory in j7 Samsung android mobiles
    02-05-2016 07:55 AM
  13. Truetech000's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I'm new to the Android central community, but I was hoping y'all help me out. I just bought myself a new 64 gb micro sd card and I want to change the download directory to a folder on the new card.
    I've gone to my files and set the home directory to extsdcard/download, but all the downloads still go to the folder on my internal memory.
    Any idea how I can do this without having to download an app? I feel like I should be able to accomplish this without a 3rd party solution.
    Thanks!!


    Posted via Android Central App

    Use ES to change default directory, clear chrome defaults, download somthing in chrome, choose ES Downloader as always. You should be good to go as long as you keep ES installed!!!
    04-20-2016 02:28 AM

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