Set a new location for Edge downloads in Windows 10. Microsoft Edge browser by default saves the file downloads to this folder: ‘C:\users\<username>\downloads’, what if  you want to set another location on your hard drive for that purpose, though Edge doesn’t offer any option for this in its settings, but you can do that right from File explorer without needing to access the registry, here is how.

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Change Edge browser’s Default Download Location

1. Open File Explorer (use Win+E)

Tip: Set File Explorer in Windows 10 to open This PC’ as default Folder instead of ‘Quick Access‘.

2. Right click on the ‘Downloads’ folder and select ‘Properties’

3. Click ‘Location’, type the new path (select the folder, hold ‘Shift’ button and right click on that folder will show you ‘copy as path’ command) and click ‘Ok’

changing Microsoft Edge browser download folder through file explorer

4. Windows asks: ‘Do you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location?’, if you want that to happen, click ‘Yes’, otherwise click ‘No’.

From now onwards, Edge saves downloaded files to the location you’ve specified or entered above, click ‘Restore Default’ to undo the location change.