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How to Change Default Downloads Folder for New Share in Windows 10

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Microsoft introduced a new Near Share feature starting with Windows 10 build 17035.

Near Share lets you send and receive content with anyone else nearby using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Say you’re in a meeting with your boss and need to quickly send them the report you’re looking at on your screen? Or you and a sibling are hanging out on the couch using your laptops, and you want to send him a screenshot of your latest Minecraft creation? You can now wirelessly share files and URLs to nearby PCs using the new Near Share feature.

Near Share saves files you receive to your %UserProfile\Downloads folder by default.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default downloads folder that Near Share will save files you receive into for your account in Windows 10.

EXAMPLE: Near Share feature in Share UI
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Here's How:

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Shared experiences on the left side. (see screenshot below step 3)

3. While Near Share is turned on, click/tap on the "Save files I receive to" Change button under Near Share on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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4. Navigate to and select the folder you want Near Share to save to by default, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

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5. You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn