Windows 10: Changing Default Program Download Directory

Discus and support Changing Default Program Download Directory in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; About a week ago I was researching how to change my default app download directory, because my SSD was getting low on storage, and I had an almost... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Johnny_56, Feb 22, 2019.

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    Changing Default Program Download Directory


    About a week ago I was researching how to change my default app download directory, because my SSD was getting low on storage, and I had an almost empty hard drive. To complete this task I went into regedit and followed the instructions on a forum to change the directory to a folder on my hard drive that I named "Programs". Everything was going smoothly, and the apps I test downloaded went into the folder on my hard drive. Then, when my computer notified me that there was a windows update available, I restarted and went through the whole procedure to update my PC. At the end of the restart and installation though, I was given a message. I think it was something like "Windows update failed, undoing changes". After a bit more research, I found that if you change your directory, for windows updates, windows tries to download these updates onto the new directory, but when the update saw that there were no windows files present in my new download directory on my hard drive, it didn't update anything (I think this is why the update failed). I didn't want to mess with anything else on my computer, so I simply changed the default download directory back to the "Program Files" folder on my C: drive, by using regedit again.

    Anywase,


    How can I change the default download directory for programs that are installed through .exe files without messing with windows and its updates?


    Thanks in advance,

    -Johnny

    :)
     
    Johnny_56, Feb 22, 2019
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    Also I know there is a registry hack to change the ringtone default directory, is there one to change the default SMS / Alarms tone directory?

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    Jay_Samsung_Omnia, Feb 22, 2019
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    stinger608, Feb 22, 2019
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