Windows 10: Change the default Download folder for Edge

Discus and support Change the default Download folder for Edge in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Is there a way to change the default folder for downloads in Edge? I don't really want downloads being directed to my C: which is a SSD. I would prefer... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by GregH, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. GregH Win User

    Change the default Download folder for Edge


    Is there a way to change the default folder for downloads in Edge? I don't really want downloads being directed to my C: which is a SSD. I would prefer to change this to my HDD. Internet Explorer allowed this.

    Even if it means a manual registry edit, happy to do it, if someone knows how?

    :)
     
    GregH, Sep 4, 2015
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  2. Is there any way to choose a download location and name in Edge instead of getting the default name and the Download directory?

    Changing the default download location for Edge.

    It will require a change of the registry using regedit.exe, but you can move Edge's default download location to a place of your liking. See the tenforums.com post at the link below.

    It is an easy change, however, be sure to back up your registry first. If you aren't comfortable editing the Windows registry, find a geek friend who can help you out.

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

    (Change Default Downloads Folder in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10)

    I have not found a solution for changing the file name before download.
     
    Robert Share, Sep 4, 2015
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    How to select where Egde saves a file

    Hello,

    From the description of the issue, I understand that you want to change the default Download Directory in Microsoft Edge.

    Please be informed that 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.

    However, a work around would be to change the default download location from within the File Explorer.

    1. Launch File Explorer and locate the Downloads folder on the left.

    2. Right-click on the Download folder and select Properties.

    3. Click the Location tab, and enter a new path. Click Apply.

    This creates a new download location. If you want to move the existing one (taking any completed downloads with it), click on Move, choose a new folder location and click Yes.

    Hope the above information was useful. If you need further information, feel free to write to us and we would be happy to help you.

    Thank You.
     
    Arul_D, Sep 4, 2015
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  4. Edwin New Member

    Change the default Download folder for Edge

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
     
    Edwin, Sep 4, 2015
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  5. BunnyJ New Member
    BunnyJ, Sep 4, 2015
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  6. GregH Win User
    Thanks! Microsoft sure buried that deep in the registry. I made the change. Wonder if they will update this to be a user setting in the future as many will want this, especially with SSD's. IE offers it as a standard option.
     
    GregH, Sep 5, 2015
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  7. sharene Win User
    The second link took me to the correct page, I followed what the graphic said, however, I did not have that "DEFAULT DOWNLOAD DIRECTORY" in mine. I double checked everything...

    I took screen shot, attached hereto. Perhaps you will see where I went wrong??

    Thank you!
     
    sharene, Sep 11, 2015
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  8. Edwin New Member

    Change the default Download folder for Edge

    You have to create the String:


    Change the default Download folder for Edge [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Sep 11, 2015
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  9. dacrone Win User
    I found that the best solution (in my opinion) is to set the default DL location to C:\Winodws\Web as this will prohibit downloads due to folder access. Then if you need to download a file, rather than having Edge auto download stuff, you can click the ... icon and open the page in IE and "Save As". Just a quick tip/thought.
     
    dacrone, Sep 17, 2015
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  10. I'd like to have Edge put everything in a Temp directory the way IE-11 does, unless I do a "Save As" to put it in a specific folder. I was astounded to see how much crap Edge had saved in my "Downloads" folder. Every .pdf I've opened and read in the past month of using Edge is sitting in that permanent folder. Holy smokes. Had to do a mass deletion of documents just now.
     
    AllenChicago, Apr 5, 2018
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