Change Default Download Location in Microsoft Edge

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If you are using a Windows 10, you must be using Microsoft Edge as your default browser for internet surfing and to download. But do you know where is the default download folder location on Edge browser and how to change default download location your desired location? Seems like you are interested to change download location. Always, default download folder location of Edge browser is “Downloads”. The default download location of Edge is on C:\Users\your user name\downloads. If you wish to change default download folder to another folder or location in Desktop or other drives. It will be very easy to change. To change Microsoft Edge download location, follow the steps given below:

Change Default Download Location on Edge

Step 1. First of all, create a folder in your Desktop and named it “Downloads” or what you want to rename. To create a folder on the Desktop, right-click on desktop and go to “New” and click on Folder. Change the name to Downloads.

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Step 2. Now open Microsoft Edge. and navigate to Edge Menu (three dots —) from the top-right of Edge browser. It will expand more options, go down and click on “Settings”.

Step 3. Now under “General Settings“, scroll a bit and go to “Downloads” section. You can see “Save downloaded files to” (there is a location set default as Downloads). Need to click on “Change” button to select new download location.

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Step 4. Once you click on change button; a new selection window will appear on your screen, that will ask you to select new folder where you want to save your downloads. Will navigate to “Desktop” and select “Downloads” folder as created in Step 1.

Once you click on the select folder button, as a result, your new default download location is saved as desktop as shown in the image below:

change edge download location to desktop

Now onward, if you download any document, email attachment, file or any software by using Microsoft Edge, that download will be automatically saved to desktop “Download” folder.

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