In previous article, I mentioned How To Play SWF Files Without Flash Player but in this article, I have mentioned steps to check location of downloaded files using Skype or file download location in Windows 10,11 or Windows 7.

Skype is one of the best platforms for sending messages, sharing files, and making one-to-one or group video calls. It is easy, fast, safe, and lets you share any kind of file up to 300MB each.

Your instincts may make you feel that the files you receive on Skype will automatically save to your "Downloads" folder when you download them; while it is sometimes true, you may find out it isn’t at other times.

This article will discuss Skype downloaded file location in Windows to clear any doubt you may have.

Skype Download File Location on Windows 10/11

You can check Skype downloaded file location in Windows 10 and 11 with the steps below:

Step 1: Sign In to Skype

Begin by signing in to your Skype account either on the web or the desktop application.

Step 2: Settings

Skype Download File Location

After signing in, Locate the More button (three-dotted line) next to your name at the top of the left pane. Click on it and select settings from the options that display. Using the desktop app, you can also press Ctrl + comma to open Skype settings.

You can also click on your profile picture and select Settings from the display options.

Step 3: Messaging


In the Settings page, navigate the settings in the left pane and click on the Messaging tile.

Step 4: Locate Downloaded File Location

Skype Downloaded File Location

The Messaging and Chats Settings will display on the right pane of the page. You will see the location of the downloaded files in a blue link under the When I receive a file option.

The PC Downloads folder is the default Skype downloaded file location in Windows 11, but it may not be the same in other Windows versions.

Skype Download File Location in Windows 7

Every file you download on the internet goes to the Downloads folder, but Windows 7 Skype version and older saves downloaded files differently in a "special" folder. Follow the steps below to find the location of the files in Windows 7 and older versions.

Step 1: Open File Explorer

File Explorer is the Windows file manager application that lets you access all the files and folders of your computer. Open file explorer by clicking on your taskbar's Folder icon or pressing the Windows button + E.

Step 2: Local Disk

When the File Explorer windows open, double-click on Local Disk (C:) under the Devices and drives section. This disk drive (C:) stores your computer’s operating system and other default files on your PC.

The File Explorer window may display other folders and files by default, and you may not see the Local Disk or the Devices and drives section. If so, click on This PC on the window's left pane, and you will see Local Disk (C:) and other disks and drives on your computer. Double-click on Local Disk (C:) to proceed.

Step 3: Users

Double-click on the Users folder in the Local Disk to open it.

Step 4: Click the Folder with Your Username

The Users folder contains a Public folder and other User folders that depend on the number of users on the PC. Double-click on a folder with your username from here. This is the same name you see when you log in to your computer.

Note that a multi-user PC will have multiple usernames, and you will find a folder for each user. Also, the username will likely be your computer's make if you do not choose a custom name for your account.

Step 5: Open Appdata folder

Locate the folder named Appdata and double-click it to open. Next, open the "Roaming" folder, and you should find the Skype folder there. Finally, open this folder and the "My Skype Received Files" folder. You will see the Skype downloaded files in this last folder.

Alternatively, you can open the Skype downloaded files location in other windows versions in a shorter way.

Open Windows File Explorer by clicking it on the taskbar or pressing the Windows button + E.

In the address bar beside the search box, type %appdata% and hit the "Enter" key.

It will take you to where you will find the "Skype" folder. Open this folder and find the "My Skype Received Files" folder that keeps all files received from Skype.


Skype saves downloaded files to the Download files on windows 10 and 11, but the story changes in other Windows versions. However, you can always find the Skype download file location in Windows with the steps in this post.

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