I have opened a PDF file in Google chrome version 38 in Linux. But, when I wanted to save the PDF, Chrome wants to re-download again.

How do I save the pdf without re-downloading?

FYI, I could print the pdf. But I wanted to save the original copy. Is there any way?

  • I have searched the cache, but it seems, the file is opened in the memory completely – Anwar Feb 6 '15 at 14:15
  • No, usually when you open a file it is stored somewhere in the temporary internet files. – Ivan Viktorovic Feb 6 '15 at 14:16
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    I'm in Linux and I thoroughly searched the directory. Nothing matched the size of the pdf. – Anwar Feb 6 '15 at 14:17
  • I think @Anwar is right. This is probably why if you save the pdf, Chrome starts downloading again, unlike the case for a web link. – haridsv Jan 11 '18 at 14:05
  • To avoid redownload, just use Print with "Save to pdf" option. I confirmed that with a pdf that is about 190MB. When I tried to save, the download started again, but print to pdf worked instantly. – haridsv Jan 11 '18 at 14:43

Just move the mouse cursor to lower right corner and the "menu" with save icon appears.

  • Thanks, but, that was the first few things I did. I have tried several hours on this. – Anwar Feb 6 '15 at 16:42

Right-click on the pdf document opened in Chrome. A context menu should appear giving you the option to save the page/document.

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