Windows 10: Changing downloads folder location

Discus and support Changing downloads folder location in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I accidentally changed my downloads folder location to D:\ partition. I want to change it to a folder called DOWNLOADZ_NEW in D:\ partition, how do I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by archz2, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. archz2 Win User

    Changing downloads folder location


    I accidentally changed my downloads folder location to D:\ partition.

    I want to change it to a folder called DOWNLOADZ_NEW in D:\ partition, how do I do it?

    I'm using Windows 10 version 1909. (build 18363.628)
    This is how the downloads folder looks like in the left side menu of Windows explorer.


    Changing downloads folder location [​IMG]

    :)
     
    archz2, Feb 10, 2020
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  2. Nicrite Win User

    Vista Ultimate - 'User' Folder Location

    No tried that.

    Can copy the entire folder to D; but Windows still points to C as the location. Can change personal folders location to a folder on D;, but this still leaves hidden files etc on C;. Thus meaning there are 2 Users folders. Have managed to change the Public folder location to D;, with some registry tweaks, but this doesnt seem to work for the entire folder.

    any more suggestions
     
    Nicrite, Feb 10, 2020
    #2
  3. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Feb 10, 2020
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  4. Changing downloads folder location

    Changed the 'downloads' location to E-Drive. Couldn't reverse!!

    Hi Gokul,

    Thank you for using Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the below mentioned steps and check if that helps:

    • Right Click on Downloads folder.
    • Click on Properties.
    • Select Location tab.
    • Click on Move and choose your location.
    Hope it helps. Let us know if you need further assistance and we'll be glad to help.
     
    Navneet Anand, Feb 10, 2020
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