Windows 10: "Save As" Feature in Microsoft Edge

  1.    01 Dec 2015 #1

    "Save As" Feature in Microsoft Edge


    It blows my mind (small explosion, I admit) that Microsoft Edge didn't come with a "Save As" feature when downloading something from the internet allowing us to change the name of the file as well as the location in which it is being saved. And I was hoping that with updates it would be added. However, I still don't see the feature, even after this November update.

    Does anyone know if this will ever be added? I have been using Edge since it came out, but if this kind of boneheadedness continues, I will be switching back to IE.
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       02 Dec 2015 #2

    I agree it is a backward step - I loved the ability to change the filename and the location where I wanted to store it. I'm hoping this will get fixed but in the meantime if you only want to change the location away from the default there is a tutorial showing you how to do this with a small registry change:

    How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Last edited by philc43; 02 Dec 2015 at 10:22.
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  3.    02 Dec 2015 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    I agree it is a backward step - I loved the ability to change the filename and the location where I wanted to store it. I'm hoping this will get fixed but in the meantime if you only want to change the location away from the default there is a tutorial showing you how to do this with a small registry change:

    How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Thanks, but that link doesn't work.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       02 Dec 2015 #4

    mreid72 said: View Post
    Thanks, but that link doesn't work.
    Sorry try this:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8141-microsoft-edge-downloads-folder-change-windows-10-a.html?filter[1]=Networking Internet

    (Corrected in previous post as well)
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  5.    02 Dec 2015 #5

    Thanks. That's the correct link. And I guess it's because I haven't had my coffee yet, but I just realized that all this does is change the default folder, correct? Still no way to decide BEFORE a file is downloaded where I want it to save to, correct?
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       02 Dec 2015 #6

    mreid72 said: View Post
    Thanks. That's the correct link. And I guess it's because I haven't had my coffee yet, but I just realized that all this does is change the default folder, correct? Still no way to decide BEFORE a file is downloaded where I want it to save to, correct?
    Yes that is correct, I shared this simply in case you had a preferred alternative location that you regularly used.
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  7.    02 Dec 2015 #7

    philc43 said: View Post
    Yes that is correct, I shared this simply in case you had a preferred alternative location that you regularly used.
    Thanks.
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       02 Dec 2015 #8

    mreid72 said: View Post
    Thanks. That's the correct link. And I guess it's because I haven't had my coffee yet, but I just realized that all this does is change the default folder, correct? Still no way to decide BEFORE a file is downloaded where I want it to save to, correct?
    Hi there. Edge is a Modern WinRT Store app that will never work like the legacy Win32 browser or app. They are quite different in that they use virtual printers to save content.

    Within an Edge page press Ctrl/P or press the 3 dots menu and choose print. A dialogue box opens so to choose a printer. There should be 2 virtual printers showing > XPS or PDF.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I've chosen XPS.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Press Print and a save as/to will appear.

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    You can then manipulate data in other programs/apps. Hope that helps.
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