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How to Change Download Location Settings in Edge Computer?

Edge browser stores all your downloads in a particular location that has been set in the browser. But if you want to change the location where the new files are being saved then browse the settings of the Edge Browser and open the Downloads from the sidebar panel. Now, hit on the change tab against the location and add the new location where you would like to save the new downloads.

Microsoft Edge allows saving the downloaded files in the Downloads folder in the system. You can change the default download location to some other drive or folder.

A week back, my brother was struggling with changing the download location for his files since the specified location was almost full. It was hence, affecting the speed of his computer.

He wanted to direct the download location to a different destination that will solve his problem. He asked me for guidance on how to change his edge download location and I helped him in the best way that I could!

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You can also enable the option within the Edge to choose the location to save the downloaded files. This option will help you choose different locations every time when you download the file.

How to Manage the Download Settings in Edge Computer?

Whenever you see that the specified download location of your edge browser is filling up fast, it is always recommended to change the edge download location for the same.

Here are the steps to manage the downloading setting in the Edge browser on the computer:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on Computer.
  2. Click on horizontal 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Switch to the Downloads section.
  5. If required, change the location for downloaded files.
  6. You can also enable the options — Ask where to save each file before downloading.

Microsoft Edge Download Location and Settings

This will allow you to choose the download location within your local machine and also ask the location to save each file when downloading.

Bottom Line: Edge Download Location

Sometimes you may need to change your download location for a variety of reasons of your own. In such cases, one should know that Microsoft Edge has an in-built feature that lets you change the download location as per your requirement.

My brother could make use of this feature to change his edge download location. He could change his download location where he had a lot of space available and wanted to use it, particularly for his movies. He was very happy in the end.

Unfortunately, the Edge on the Android phone does not have such an option since the default download folder is set to Downloads in internal storage.

I hope you find this feature to choose the new default download location useful in the Microsoft Edge browser and also teach a close one to use the same.

FAQs: Change Download Location Settings in Edge Computer

Now. let us go through the frequently asked questions regarding how to change download location settings in Edge Computer.

How to change the download Settings in Edge Computer?

Click on the three dots at the top right corner of the Edge Browser and open the Settings. From there browse to the Downloads section and click on Change in front of the Location and select the new location where you want to save your downloads.

How to show the Download menu when a download starts in Edge Computer?

Click on the three dots at the top right corner of the Edge Browser and open the Settings. From there browse to the Downloads section and enable the toggle button against the option Show Download menu when a download starts.

How to open the files in Edge Computer without saving or downloading them?

Click on the three dots at the top right corner of the Edge Browser and open the Settings. From there browse to the Downloads section and enable the toggle button against the option Open Office Files in the Browser. 

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