Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10  

    Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

    How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    04 Oct 2018
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10


    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    When you use Microsoft Edge to download a file from the Internet, it is saved to the default downloads folder. The default downloads folder in Microsoft Edge is your %UserProfile%/Downloads folder.

    Currently, Microsoft Edge does not include a setting to change the default downloads folder.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the default downloads folder in Microsoft Edge for only your account in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Change Microsoft Edge Download Folder in Download Settings
    • Option Two: To Change Microsoft Edge Download Folder in Registry Editor






    OPTION ONE

    To Change Microsoft Edge Download Folder in Download Settings


    1. Open the Microsoft Edge app.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_settings.jpg

    3. Click/tap on General on the left side, and click/tap on the Change button under Downloads on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_downloads.jpg

    4. Browse to and select a folder (ex: Desktop) you want as your new Microsoft Edge downloads folder, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-microsoft_edge_download_location_settings-4.png






    OPTION TWO

    To To Change Microsoft Edge Download Folder in Registry Editor


    1. In the search box on your taskbar or Start menu, type regedit, and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

    2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Code:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main
    Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-edge_download_folder_registry-1.png


    4. In the right pane of the Main key, double click/tap on the Default Download Directory string value to modify it. (see screenshot below)

    The Default Download Directory string value is not there by default, and will need to be added if you have not already.

    Right click/or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the Main key, click/tap on New, click/tap on String Value, type Default Download Directory, and press Enter.


    5. Type in the full path of the folder you want to be your default downloads folder in Microsoft Edge, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Be sure to not wrap the full folder path in quotes. If you do, it will not work.

    Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10-edge_download_folder_registry-2.png

    6. Open the downloads folder while in Microsoft Edge to verify the change.

    7. You can now close registry editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. mag
    Posts : 2
    10
       #1

    A much better solution than the usual one,
    which is to change the default Windows
    'Downloads'
    directory.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 64,535
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    I'm glad you like it mag, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)
      My Computers


 

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