Chromebook Downloads Folder Launcher Extension

‘Downloads Folder Launcher’ is a small, useful and light-weight extension specially for the Chromebook users. It places its icon on the toolbar as shown in the following screenshot. Click on this toolbar icon to use the extension.

chromebook downloads folder

Chromebook and other Chrome OS devices

On Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices, it opens the ‘Downloads’ folder in a browser tab. Hence, you don’t need to use the ‘Files’ app. By this way, you can directly view several file formats right in the Chrome window, which generally requires special apps in the ‘Files’ app. This includes images, MP4 videos, MP3, text based file formats etc.

Windows? macOS??

On other platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux), it simply launches the default download folder in system’s native file manager application.

keyboard Shortcut

You can also use its keyboard shortcut command, Alt + J, which makes it much easier to use.


Install it from Chrome Web Store.

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9 thoughts on “Chromebook Downloads Folder Launcher Extension”

  1. @Austin: you can sideload .CRX file of the games, just like what we do with the .APK files on Android. But use trusted sources only.

  2. Use the app on the browser bar. Wondering if your can move a downloaded file (jpg) from the extension into an email?

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