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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by metroidRoid2, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. metroidRoid2

    metroidRoid2 Newbie
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    I opened an email in Outlook. I clicked on a link to download a PDF file. I checked the download folder and it's not there. Where can it be?

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  2. Deleted User

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    Try downloading the file again, or another file using same software. Pay attention to file save path.
  3. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Be sure to link it up to the pc and browse for whatever your download folder is, and then you can see it that way. Try to remember the path.
  4. metroidRoid2

    metroidRoid2 Newbie
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    I opened the email again and downloaded again. Then I can open it. But what if I want to view the PDF again in the future? I shouldn't have to go to my email and download it again just to read it. I should be able to pull it up from my phone.

    Milo. I connected my phone to my laptop and did a search in Windows Explorer for a keyword in the file name. I see 3 results of the downloaded file so I'm on to something. There is a Google Chrome icon in front of each downloaded file. I right clicked and checked the properties and copied the complete file path to MS Word. I was able to find the files.

    They downloaded to the following path:

    Internal storage > Android > data > com.microsoft.office.outlook > files

    When I go to the path above, the files have the Google Chrome icon. The file type is showing as Chrome HTML Document, instead of PDF. I think this might have something to do with where these PDF files are downloading to.

    Do you have any idea how I can change my phone settings so that when I download files, they will go to the download folder?

    Also, thank you for your suggestion.
    #4 metroidRoid2, Nov 7, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2020
  5. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    For chrome, click on the three dots, go to settings > Advance settings > Select your download by default it will go to C:/mymonsteriousdeviceasknownas comp > Downloads.

    I have mine in a desktop folder.

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