How to use chrome webdriver in Selenium to download files in Python?

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We can use chrome webdriver in Selenium to download files in Python. We shall use the ChromeOptions class for this purpose. First, we shall create an object of the ChromeOptions class.

Then apply the add_experimental_option method on the object created. We shall set the download.default_directory:<location of downloaded file> parameter. Finally, this information shall be passed to the driver object.

Syntax

op = webdriver.ChromeOptions()
p = {'download.default_directory':'C:\\Users\\ghs6kor\\Downloads\\Test'}
op.add_experimental_option('prefs', p)

Example

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.chrome.options import Options
#object of Options class
op = webdriver.ChromeOptions()
#browser preferences
p = {'download.default_directory':'C:\\Users\\ghs6kor\\Downloads\\Test'}
#add options to browser
op.add_experimental_option('prefs', p)
#set chromedriver.exe path
driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path="C:\\chromedriver.exe",
options=op)
#maximize browser
driver.maximize_window()
#launch URL
driver.get("https://www.seleniumhq.org/download/");
#click download link
l = driver.find_element_by_link_text("32 bit Windows IE")
l.click()

Output

Also, the file gets downloaded at the desired location.

raja
Published on 01-Feb-2021 17:08:58
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