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    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC


    How to: Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC

    How to Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC


    Some apps need to know when youre in a specific location to work correctly. For instance, if youve asked an app to remind you to buy bread when youre in the grocery store, the app will need to know when youre in the store. To give you maps to get you where youre going, or to show you lists of shops or restaurants near you, many apps and services request location information from your device. Thats what the Windows 10 location service does: tells your apps and services where you are or where youve been, so that you can get info more relevant to you.

    You can set a default location for your device that Windows, apps, and services can then use when a more exact location cant be detected using GPS or other methods.

    See also: Windows 10 location service and privacy | Microsoft Support

    This tutorial will show you how set, change, or clear the default location of your Windows 10 device for your account that Windows, apps, and services can use when a more exact location cannot be detected.


    CONTENTS:




    OPTION ONE [/i] To Set Default Location for Windows 10 PC
    1. Do step 2 (Maps) or step 3 (Settings) below for how you want to set your default location.


    2. To Set Default Location from Maps app
    A) Open the Maps app.

    B) Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button at the top right in Maps, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    C) Click/tap on the Change default location button under Default location, and go to step 4. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]


    3. To Set Default Location from Settings
    A) Open Settings, and click/tap on the Privacy icon.

    B) Click/tap on Location on the left side in Settings, and click/tap on the Set default button under Default location on the right side, and go to step 4. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on Set default location. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    5. Do step 6 (enter) or step 3 (choose) below for how you want to set your default location.


    6. To Enter Default Location
    A) Start typing your location (ex: address), select the location if/when available in the drop menu, and go to step 8. (see screenshot below)


    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]


    7. To Choose Default Location on Map
    A) Click/tap on the Enter your location field, and click/tap on Choose location in the drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    B) Drag the target over the location you want on the map until you see the correct location in the Choose location dialog box. (see screenshot below)

    C) Click/tap on Set when you have the correct location selected, and go to step 8.


    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    8. You can now close Settings and/or the Maps app if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] To Change Default Location for Windows 10 PC
    1. Do step 2 (Maps) or step 3 (Settings) below for how you want to change your default location.


    2. To Change Default Location from Maps app
    A) Open the Maps app.

    B) Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button at the top right in Maps, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    C) Click/tap on the Change default location button under Default location, and go to step 4. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]


    3. To Change Default Location from Settings
    A) Open Settings, and click/tap on the Privacy icon.

    B) Click/tap on Location on the left side in Settings, and click/tap on the Set default button under Default location on the right side, and go to step 4. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on Change. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    5. Do step 6 (enter) or step 3 (choose) below for how you want to change your default location.


    6. To Enter Default Location
    A) Start typing your location (ex: address), select the location if/when available in the drop menu, and go to step 8. (see screenshot below)


    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]


    7. To Choose Default Location on Map
    A) Click/tap on the Enter your location field, and click/tap on Choose location in the drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    B) Drag the target over the location you want on the map until you see the correct location in the Choose location dialog box. (see screenshot below)

    C) Click/tap on Set when you have the correct location selected, and go to step 8.


    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    8. You can now close Settings and/or the Maps app if you like.





    OPTION THREE [/i] To Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC
    1. Do step 2 (Maps) or step 3 (Settings) below for how you want to clear (remove) your default location.


    2. To Clear Default Location from Maps app
    A) Open the Maps app.

    B) Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button at the top right in Maps, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    C) Click/tap on the Change default location button under Default location, and go to step 4. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]


    3. To Clear Default Location from Settings
    A) Open Settings, and click/tap on the Privacy icon.

    B) Click/tap on Location on the left side in Settings, and click/tap on the Set default button under Default location on the right side, and go to step 4. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on Clear location. (see screenshot below)

    Set, Change, or Clear Default Location for Windows 10 PC [​IMG]

    5. You can now close Settings and/or the Maps app if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Hello Lucas,

    You may change the default location for the desktop and library folders on Windows 10.

    To change the default location of the folders, please follow these steps:

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    I suggest you to follow the steps below to know how to remove the location that you already saved and verify the result.


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