4 Ways Available to Find Downloads on My Samsung Galaxy


Oct. 11, 2019 18:00 / Posted by Szeki

It sounds like an easy task to find the downloads on your Samsung galaxy. However, you confront problems in finding them since they tend to disappear somehow.

Those files are somewhere on your Samsung galaxy phone indeed. You are just not clear about the location of them, which is vary depending on the nature of the download and the app you use to download. Therefore, here are some steps to find the downloads on your Samsung galaxy.

find downloads on samsung

1. Find Downloads in Notification Panel

If you've downloaded files from the Internet browser, you usually can find them in the Notification panel. The Notification Panel is at the top of your mobile device's screen. It is hidden in the screen but can be accessed by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom. You can check the file you’ve just downloaded by tapping on view the files Notification.

download file notificaton

What if view the files Notification is gone? Where can you find your files again? Stay tuned to discover more.

2. Find Downloads in My Files

Samsung galaxy phones come with a file manager named My Files preinstalled. You can find all the files on your phone in it, which will be found right under the folder tilted Samsung.

Note: Files downloaded within a streaming app that allow listening or viewing offline are normally not to be found in My Files.

Option 1

Back to the home screen, and tap on Apps to open apps drawer, and tap on Samsung to locate My Files .

apps icon

Or try to use the search finder which is at top of the Apps interface by typing 'my files' to find the file manager app.

search finder

Open My Files then you will see RECENT FILES. It is the quickest way to find your recent downloads.

 my recent file

In case that your files are not recent downloaded. Below RECENT FILES there are 6 shortcuts under CATEGORIES those are Images, Audio, Videos, Documents, Downloads and Installation files, and you can try to find your downloads.


If you've downloaded a picture, for example, then you go to Images or tap on Downloads, and you will see the files you've downloaded. Similarly, if you are looking for a file that is a PDF file type, you need to go to the Documents and move to the Download folder, and you will find the PDF file there.

Option 2

Alternatively, find the downloaded files in Internal storage.

Locate and tap on My Files.

Go to the Internal storage.

 internal storage

Down to the Download folder, and find your downloaded files.

Option 3

The location varies depending on where you have set the default download location. If you have set files to download to SD card, for example, and you are looking for the downloaded files then you should find them under SD card instead of Internal storage.

Find and tap on My Files.

Go to the SD card.

sd card

Locate download to find your downloaded files.

Option 4

If you know the name or part of the name of the file, you can search for it by using the searching function.

Open My Files.

Tap on the search icon at the top right of the interface and type into the file name.

searching icon

3. Find Downloads in Chrome

Using Chrome to locate the downloaded files is as easy as the methods mentioned above.

This way helps you quickly find files downloaded by Chrome.

But first of all, you need to ensure that Google has storage permission by doing this: Go into Settings > app > Google, and choose the option to allow storage.

The following steps are offered as a guide on how to find downloads in Chrome.

Flip the Chrome.

Tap on the dots icon at the right top of the screen.

tap on dots icon

Go to Downloads, and a list of files will show up you've downloaded from the Chrome.

tap on downloads

4. Find Downloads with FoneLab

The selected methods above are not working? Maybe your downloads have been an accident and deleted and you are not aware that.

Then you can try FoneLab Android Data Recovery which is professionally designed to recover files.

Major features of FoneLab Android Data Recovery:

  1. Various types of files recovery from Android phones, such as contacts, photos, SMS, call history, videos, audio, documents, etc.
  2. All models of Samsung devices are supported.(except Android OS 8.0, 9.0)
  3. Files preview before recovery.

Launch the program on your computer and select Android Data Recovery on the main interface to proceed.


Next, connect your Samsung mobile to the computer via USB cable. (Tap on Transfer Files on your phone, then the link can be connected.)

connect android to computer

Once connected, set the device to USB Debugging and click OK. As the following picture shows.

usb debugging

After the USB Debugging was set. Choose the file type your downloads belong to scan then tap on Next.

select file type

Tap on Allow/Grant/Authorize on your Samsung phone to allow scan.

allow scan

To do so, you need to root your phone for the deleted file scanning.

Note: Root can not proceed on Android OS 7.0 and newer.

After scanning is done. The recoverable content will be listed on the left pane. Preview the target item and click Recover.

scanned content list recover downloads

Download the free trial and go for a try!

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