Change the default Downloads location in Edge with Anniversary Update

Earlier, we covered how to change the default download folder in Microsoft Edge without moving Downloads. That trick was based on Registry editing. Microsoft decided to change this situation with Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Edge got a native option to change the default location to save downloaded files. Here is how it can be done.

Starting with Windows 10 build 14316, you can set the default Download location in Edge using its preferences. Follow the instructions below.

  1. Open the Edge browser.Windows 10 edge running
  2. Click the three dots menu button on the right. The menu of the browser will appear on the screen.Windows 10 edge three dots menu opened
  3. Click the Settings items. The result will be as follows:Windows 10 edge settings itemWindows 10 edge settings opened
  4. Scroll settings down to the button "Advanced Settings" and click it.Windows 10 edge advanced settings button
  5. In Advanced Settings, click the Change button under "Downloads":Windows 10 edge change downloads button
  6. Pick the desired folder to store your downloaded files and you are done.Windows 10 edge change downloads folder

From now on, this location will be used by default to store downloaded files in Microsoft Edge. That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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