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Change Download Location & Settings in Edge on the Computer

Need to change the downloads folder in Edge on your computer? Learn how to control your download and its settings in the browser.

Microsoft Edge allows users to choose the location where downloaded files will be saved on their computer. You can select a default download folder or choose a specific folder for each download. It helps to improve productivity and efficiency when managing downloaded files. You can segregate the download folder per needs.

Configure Download Settings on Edge browser

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.

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 whenever you download the file.

Manage the Download Settings

Whenever you see that the specified download location of your Edge browser is filling up fast, changing the download location is always recommended. Here are the steps to manage the downloading setting:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge on the Computer.
  2. Click on the More 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

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

Bottom Line

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

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 valuable location in the Microsoft Edge browser and teach a close one to use.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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