Here is a simple and quick guide based on commonly asked question by new Windows 8.1 or 8 users, where are my downloads from internet?. Especially when someone uses Internet Explorer 10 or 11 with other browsers and download programs, that will give more confusion. Here is the answer and we show you how to view Downloads on Windows 8 or 8.1.
The downloads location is mainly decided by the application or web browser you are using to download data from internet. Most of the programs and internet browsers save your downloads under Downloads folder in Windows 8 and 8.1 if you have not selected the different location before staring download. Each user on Windows 8/8.1 will have a separate Downloads folder under their user profile folder.
Here is the default location of Downloads folder in Windows 8.1.
If you have downloaded a file from Internet Explorer in Windows 8 or 8.1, by default those files will be saved in usual Downloads folder located in user profile folder.
But in case you can’t find them in usual place, open downloads from Internet Explorer settings and search for the file and location. You might have changed the default location while starting the download.
In Google chrome on Windows 8,
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Mostly the antivirus program running on your computer will scan these downloads after/during download. If they find these files are harmful or the file extension is in blocked category, the antivirus program will either delete the file or move it in to quarantine folder of Anti virus software. So, if you are sure that you have downloaded a file but not found in the usual place, then better check the log/recent activity of Antivirus software. It might have moved the file to different location for some security reasons.