I want to change a URL somehow so that it prompts my HTC Sensation to save the file rather than open it.

Is this possible?

  • What kind of file is it?
    – Bryan Denny
    Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 14:35
  • Also: if it is a download (and your device already downloaded it), it does save it to the /sdcard/download/ folder on your SD card
    – Bryan Denny
    Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 14:38

2 Answers 2


I take it that you want to download some media (e.g. .mp3, .wav, .jpg) from a link, which for certain sites will try to open via browser.

Try long-pressing on the link for the menu, then select 'Save Link'. It will then save the content to /sdcard/download as Bryan Denny♦ commented.

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It needs to do both usually. Your [default] browser will download a file to the /sdcard/download/ folder (as Brian Denny pointed out) and then open it from there. It can open it directly from the browser, but it will also be stored on your device.

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