One of the most common issues people encounter is not knowing where to find their downloaded files after they download them. You downloaded a file and it does not appear in your regular download folder. It really makes upset but the solution is pretty straight forward if you can keep calm and read below.
When a download is initiated in your browser and once the transfer is completed, the requested file(s) are typically placed in a pre-defined default location on your device, unless you have changed the location of downloaded files.
Cannot Locate Downloaded Files?
One of our readers has sent us a query. He says, “I was able to download files from the internet, but now I can’t find them in my Download Folder”? So here is the solution for all our readers who are using Windows, Mac, Android, Samsung Galaxy devices, iPhones or iPads. You can click on one of the links below depending on your case.
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How to find downloads on Samsung Galaxy devices ?
If you have installed Adobe Reader on your device, the Reader should be able to find your documents anywhere, but if you want to put them in the same default location, you can place them in /Download /Adobe Reader/… For general file browsing, you can download and use any multiple file-browser app available on Play Store. For PDF browsing, go to “Documents” tab in the file browser of Adobe Reader. You can toggle between “All PDFs” view and “Folder View” by tapping on “Documents” available on top bar.
Where is the iPhone downloads folder?
There is no such thing as the downloads folder on iPhone. Generally apps that allow downloads have their own “download” folder and it is found within the app itself. The closest application to a Downloads folder is iBooks (an app that allows you to download PDFs and Word Documents to iBooks).
If there is a link to a file, iPhone downloads the file but also tries to open the file right away. If the file is in a format that your browser recognizes, it shows a preview. If not, you see a message that the file can’t be opened. However, by touching the share icon on bottom bar, you can see options available.
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