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Change Default Download Location In Microsoft Edge

Hello everyone. In this article we are going to be looking at how we can change the default download location for Microsoft Edge. By default, Microsoft Edge downloads all the files to the Downloads folder inside Windows and you cannot change this download location. But if you want to download the huge files then you may run into difficulties.

You can also change the actual path where the Downloads folder goes and we all know how to do that. You just have to right click on this folder and go Properties. Then you could look at the location here. Anyway all the files will be downloading to this folder.

So, if you want to change actual destination of your downloads, you need to edit the registry.

Let’s take a look how to do that. Press WIN + R to open up the run window. Enter regedit inside here and click Ok.
Once you got the Registry Editor go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> SOFTWARE -> Classes -> Local Settings -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> AppContainer -> Storage -> microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekybd8bbwe -> MicrosoftEdge -> Main.

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Inside the main section you have to look over to the right side of the screen. Now, you need to create a new string. So, right click on this blank space here and then create a new string. Inside here we should name this as Default Download Directory.

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Also, we need to add the path to the folder where we want downloads to go to by default.

So, let’s create a new folder in the Local Disk (D:) and name it as Browser Downloads.

What we are going to do now is just go back to the Default Download Directory and double click on it. Now just put our path in the empty area (Z:\ Browser Downloads) and click Ok.

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Now go to the internet and download something. And if we view the downloads, we can open the folder. As you can see now it is gone to Z:\Browser Downloads.

That is basically how you can change default download location for Microsoft Edge. Hope you enjoyed this article! You are free to leave comments in the section below.