Windows 10: How do I change default location for file storage? Solved

  1.    17 Aug 2015 #1

    How do I change default location for file storage?


    I need to store files at a location other than my SSD boot drive. I right click on a folder icon e.g., "downloads" and go to properties/location and change the drive letter. I go to the icon, right click and the location has been changed.

    However, downloads continue to go to C:\users/myname/downloads.

    How do I change where files are sent by default?

    Thanks,

    Lee
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  2.    17 Aug 2015 #2

    You can change the Default Download Directory by adding a Registry entry. Here's an article on how to do that...
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    W10Prox64
       17 Aug 2015 #3

    lbeck said: View Post
    I need to store files at a location other than my SSD boot drive. I right click on a folder icon e.g., "downloads" and go to properties/location and change the drive letter. I go to the icon, right click and the location has been changed.

    However, downloads continue to go to C:\users/myname/downloads.

    How do I change where files are sent by default?

    Thanks,

    Lee
    Hi Lee, and welcome to TenForums!

    Here are a couple of tutorials for you to have a look at:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8141-microsoft-edge-downloads-folder-change-windows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html



    Hope that helps!
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    Windows 10 Professional
       17 Aug 2015 #4

    lbeck said: View Post
    I need to store files at a location other than my SSD boot drive. I right click on a folder icon e.g., "downloads" and go to properties/location and change the drive letter. I go to the icon, right click and the location has been changed.

    However, downloads continue to go to C:\users/myname/downloads.

    How do I change where files are sent by default?

    Thanks,

    Lee
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  5.    17 Aug 2015 #5

    Thanks to all. I believe that I have the clue thanks to the picture from Edwin. I've changed the storage locations.
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