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Change default download location for Acrobat Reader in Chrome

Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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How do you continue to open PDFs with Acrobat from Chrome and optionally choose to save the file to the computer, but still be prompted for a file location? As it stands, when I save a file, it always saves to the Downloads directory. I want to be prompted before it saves.

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Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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Purely from a Chrome standpoint, one can set a preference to always ask to where a files should be downloaded:

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If you do not have this option turned on, it might help your issue.

My best,

Dave

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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Thank you Dave, but Chrome's "Ask where to save each file before downloading" is already set to the active position.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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Maybe give this a try.  Assuming you are viewing the PDF in Chrome's viewer, Right-click on the PDF page itself and choose Save as...

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For me, this allows me to select the desired location of the file.

I hope this helps,

Dave

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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Dave - Strangely, now the Chrome Acrobat extension is prompting for a download location when clicking the download button, not just when right clicking on the document.

So, the issue is resolved for the moment. I just don't know why the system changed its behavior.

Thank you

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Community Expert ,
Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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Hey - good news!  FYI... When I click on the button, I am asked for location as well.  Here's hoping that it continues working this way for you!

My best,

Dave

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New Here ,
Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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Reopening this thread. It seems the new version of Acrobat Chrome Extension does not prompt where to save a file, it just downloads it to the default folder and immediately opens it in desktop Acrobat. 

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New Here ,
Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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@rriegner87 I can confirm the same issue! Very annoying, and sorry to say that I have not found a solution to this. I hope for someone more skilled to find it soon. 

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New Here ,
Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

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Yep, same here. The extension should respect the Chrome prompt when saving setting. Please fix.

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New Here ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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I have this issue. It looks like a workaround may be to print to PDF. Then you are prompted for a save location.

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Same problem as described. The Adobe Acrobat extension for Chrome does not ask the destination of a save, instead automatically placing it into the Windows downloads folder. Please update the extension to allow the user to select the save destination of the file. Thanks!

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