How to change the default Downloads folder location in Microsoft Edge browser?

Windows 10 ships with an inbuilt modern browser, the Microsoft Edge. The new Chromium-based Edge browser also follows the same standards as other browsers. Like other browsers, when you download any file or program using the Edge browser, it also has a default Downloads folder location to save the downloaded file. However, with the help of this article, you can change the default location of the download folder to a new location.

How to change the default Downloads folder location in the Microsoft Edge browser?

Step 1. Launch the Edge browser and click on the menu button (three horizontal dots).

Step 2. From the drop-down menu, click on Settings to open the Edge settings.

Step 3. From the left panel, click on Downloads.

Step 4. To change the location of the Downloads folder, click on the Change button next to Location.

Step 5. Select the desired location/folder where you are want to save the downloaded files from the Edge browser.

From here, you can also Toggle On or Off, “Ask where to save each file before downloading.” If you want to get a prompt every time you try to download a file, you can toggle On the same.

You might also be interested in changing the default download location Opera, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.

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