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    Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser added in Windows 10, and will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web.

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14267, you can turn on or off a save prompt in Microsoft Edge to always ask you what to do with downloads.

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14361, the download notification in Microsoft Edge will include filename, download status, and site domain on separate lines.

    The save prompt will provide you with the option to Save to your current Downloads folder, Save As to a folder you select, or Cancel the download.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the download save prompt in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt in Download Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Save prompt for downloads in Microsoft Edge
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    Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt in Download Settings

    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on View advanced settings. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Under Downloads, turn on or off Always ask me what to do with each download for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt using a REG file
    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Download

    EnableSavePrompt DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Microsoft_Edge_Download_Save_Prompt.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off Microsoft Edge Download Save Prompt

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Microsoft_Edge_Download_Save_Prompt.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 88
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       2016-04-29 #1

    Wow, I wish that feature was incorporated in the Threshold 2 update but it looks like the download save prompt for MS Edge will be included in the Anniversary or Redstone update for Windows 10. Microsoft Edge feels somewhat incomplete without a download save prompt, which all other browsers including IE already have.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Eastbourne East Sussex UK
    Posts : 2,449
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 143934.693
       2016-04-29 #2

    Cant wait for that to appear very handy one to have
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  3. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       2016-04-29 #3

    A silly feature.
    Can't wait to see it abandoned.
    A choice to decide where to Save At is a MUST for me.
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  4. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 8
    Win 10
       2016-05-04 #4

    Thank you so much for this.
    I just, today, upgraded to Win 10 and Edge.
    I guess there is a bit of a learning curve.
    I tried to download a file and of course, it got lost.
    I eventually found it by clicking on everything and found the folder.

    There is no option in Settings for me to take that route.
    I downloaded your two .reg scripts.
    Opened them in Note and saw what you did.
    I went into regedit there was no “Download” Key in “MicrosoftEdge”.
    I created a new Key “Download” and a new dword “EnableSavePrompt” and changed the value to “1”
    It is working.
    Thank you so very much.
    I don't know why my Edge does not have the option in settings but I guess there must be an update out there.

    Joe
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,489
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-05-04 #5

    Hello Joe, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm glad it was able to help.

    The setting is only available by default starting with build 14267 though.

    Windows 10 Build Number - Find
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  6. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 8
    Win 10
       2016-05-04 #6

    Thanks.
    Well, I just up-graded and I have Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.218).
    How do I get build 14267?

    I was concerned when I did not see a Key “Download”.
    That is why I did it the hard way.

    For everyone, would your .reg script create a “Download” Key and then the dword?

    ATB
    Joe
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,489
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-05-04 #7

    Correct. The downloadable .reg files will add the DWORD.

    That build is from the Windows 10 Insider Preview program. To get the latest insider preview build, you can use the method in the tutorial below to set Windows to start receiving insider builds from the fast ring.

    Insider Builds - Start or Stop Receiving in Windows 10
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  8. Joined : Apr 2016
    Posts : 111
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       2016-05-04 #8

    Does this build finally adress the problem of Edge and IE not working properly when temporary internet files are not on the system volume, by any chance ? One easy check is to try downloading something. If it doesn't work, the problem isn't solved.
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  9. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 8
    Win 10
       2016-05-04 #9

    Naah!!
    I'll wait.
    Where is Windows Update.
    The Link I have does not work.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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