Make Microsoft Edge Ask Where To Save Downloads

How to Turn On or Off Ask Where to Save for Microsoft Edge Chromium Downloads

By default, Microsoft Edge saves the files you download to your downloads folder, which is usually set to C:\Users\you user name\Downloads. You may want to change its behavior and make it prompt you for a folder where to save each file you download.


With the Edge browser, Microsoft has switched to the Chromium's Blink engine from their own EdgeHTML project in order to make the browser compatible with all modern web standards, offering best performance and compatibility with popular extensions.

Microsoft is going to support the new Edge browser on Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, and macOS. Also, devs are about to create a Linux version of the browser.

Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. The stable channel is also on its way to users. You can find the actual Insider Preview versions at the end of this post. The stable version of Microsoft Edge is expected to be released on on January 15, 2020.

Let's see how to make the Edge Chromium browser to always ask where to save each file before downloading.

To Turn On or Off Ask Where to Save for Microsoft Edge Chromium Downloads,

  1. Open the Edge Chromium browser.
  2. Click on the menu button, or press Alt + F to open the menu.Edge Chromium Menu Button
  3. From the menu, select Settings.Edge Chromium Main Menu Settings
  4. On the left, click on Downloads.Edge Settings Downloads On Left
  5. On the right, enable or disable the option Ask where to save each file before downloading for what you want.Make Edge Ask Where To Save Downloads

You are done!

Actual Microsoft Edge Versions

The actual pre-release versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Make Microsoft Edge Ask Where To Save Downloads”

  1. So…. if u want edge to ask you about downloads, but automaticly open attachments and picturelinks, not possible? it was possible even in IE

  2. I’ve seen this or variations of it on this and other websites, only it’s not true, at least not on my computer. :( I can get to the “downloads” area of Edge’s “settings” page fine, but there is no option, radio button, or anything to set to “always ask me where to save downloads”, as there is in Chrome or Firefox. The “location” box only allows me to set a different default folder from the downloads directory, while the “always ask me what to do with downloads” just gives the option whether to open them without saving or not, nothing about *where* to save them. If someone can help with this issue, please would you; I can’t find an answer anywhere.

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