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  1.    01 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Change default Downloads folder in Edge


    Anyone know how to change the default Downloads folder in Edge in build 10159?

    I've looked through all the settings, including the Advanced ones, and there's nowhere to change this.
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  2.    06 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 16
    Win 10

    Did you change the default downloads folder path?

    If not, if you right click on the downloads folder, under the Location tab, you can change the location
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  3.    11 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 941
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by mayorville View Post
    Did you change the default downloads folder path?

    If not, if you right click on the downloads folder, under the Location tab, you can change the location
    Where is this "locations tab"? I see no such tab under Edge on my PC.
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  4.    11 Jul 2015 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Port Neches, Texas
    Posts : 238
    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Where is this "locations tab"? I see no such tab under Edge on my PC.
    File Explorer>>Downloads>>Right Click on it>>Properties>>Location and you can send your downloads anywhere you want them.
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  5.    11 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by cbwilsha View Post
    File Explorer>>Downloads>>Right Click on it>>Properties>>Location and you can send your downloads anywhere you want them.
    Thanks for the tip.
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  6.    11 Jul 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,757
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Anyone know how to change the default Downloads folder in Edge in build 10159?

    I've looked through all the settings, including the Advanced ones, and there's nowhere to change this.
    Hey Mark, @Mark Phelps

    Here's a new tutorial for how to change the default downloads folder in Microsoft Edge.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  7.    11 Jul 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 941
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
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    Thanks, Brink -- that worked. However, I went through the steps to try to change it from File Manager, and that did NOT work. It would not allow me to select a different Downloads directory. And, when I checked in regedit, there was no DefaultDownloadDirectory key there.
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  8.    11 Jul 2015 #8
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    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Thanks for the tip.
    Except ... the tip did not work. In the Location tab, there are three buttons, the right two of which are Move and Find Target. I clicked the right one, navigated to the folder, but try as I could, it would not let me select that folder. There's no Save button or anything like that in File Explorer. You just have to close the window -- and when you're returned to the Location tab, the old default folder is still there.

    I tried it a second time, and this time, clicked the Move button -- and while the contents of the default folder were (in fact) moved to the other folder, once I closed the window, the old default folder was still there.

    And, when I used the regedit hack that Brink provided, inside the Edge entries, there was no DefaultDownloadDirectory key -- I had to create one.
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  9.    11 Jul 2015 #9
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    And, when I used the regedit hack that Brink provided, inside the Edge entries, there was no DefaultDownloadDirectory key -- I had to create one.
    Yeah, it's not there by default, and needs to be created.

    I'm pretty sure Microsoft will have a setting in Microsoft Edge settings for this by the RTM build though. If/when they do, I'll add that option to the tutorial as well.
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  10.    11 Jul 2015 #10
    Join Date : Feb 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Here's a new tutorial for how to change the default downloads folder in Microsoft Edge.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
    Excellent Shawn!
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