How to change the default download folder in Edge
It is no secret that in its current form, a new browser in Windows 10 lacks certain seemingly simple settings. For example, by default, all downloaded files Edge keeps the in C:UsersИмяПользователяЗагрузки, but it does not allow to select another directory as via the settings menu, and directly before downloading the file.
Judging by the comments in the network, many users complain about this as one of the drawbacks of the browser. In particular, the inability to change the default directory causes dissatisfaction among people who have a small volume of the system drive, but because they prefer to download files to another disk or partition.
You can be sure one of the future updates to Edge will bring the ability to change the standard way of downloading files, but if you want to specify your directory right now, that will help you in this registry editor.
So, if you for some reason want to change the download location of the files in Edge, just follow the simple instructions below.
If the browser is running, close it.
Open the registry Editor. To do this, type regedit in the search bar on the taskbar and press Enter.
If Windows POPs up UAC, click «Yes».
Proceed in the following way:
In the right pane, right-click, select new, click String value. Created parameter name «Default Download Directory«.
Now open it and in the Value field, enter the path to the folder in which to stored the downloaded files. For example, if you want the browser was rocked in the Downloads folder on the E drive, type E:Download.
Tip: to copy folder path, click the right mouse button, hold down Shift, and then from the context menu select «Copy as path».
Well, actually, that’s all.
As noted in the comments, you can do without all the complications and simply change the Downloads folder location. To do this, click the right mouse button, select Properties, and then click the tab «Location».
Enter the new folder location and click «Move».
Then confirm the move.
Along with a «Downloads» folder will be moved and stored in its files.