One of the core shortcomings of Microsoft Edge, the new default browser that ships with Windows 10, is that it lacks customization options.
While it ships with some, most are either difficult to change or missing. If you want to change the default download folder for instance, you will notice that this is not possible from within the browser itself.
There is simply no option included in the settings to do so. Windows 10 itself offers two options to change the default download folder of Microsoft Edge on the system.
Changing the default Edge download folder: using the Windows Registry
This method works well but it is not the recommended method to set a new default download folder on Windows 10 machines.
Setting a new Microsoft Edge download folder: the easy way
The download folder can be changed in File Explorer, the former Windows Explorer, directly.
You may undo the change at any time by clicking on the "restore default" button in the download properties window. This resets the download folder to the default value.
Tip: You may use the same process to change the location of other system folders, Documents, Pictures and so on, as well. Just right-click on them and follow the instructions above to set a new folder for them.Advertisement
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