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How to Change Download Location Settings in Edge Computer

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.

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 struggled 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 would solve his problem. He asked me for guidance on changing his edge download location, and I helped him in the best way I could!

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 edge download location is always recommended.

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

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser 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

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

Bottom Line: Edge Download Location

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.

My brother could use this feature to change his edge download location. He could change his download location where he had a lot of space and wanted to use it, particularly for his movies. He was pleased 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 valuable location in the Microsoft Edge browser and teach a close one to use.

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