Windows 10 Tutorials 124 – How to Change the Default Download Location in Microsoft Edge

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to change the default download location in Microsoft Edge.

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Microsoft Edge browser is currently under development and some of the features of a full fledged web browser are still missing in it. Microsoft will be adding these features in future through Windows updates.

One of the features which some user miss in Microsoft Edge browser is the option to change the default download location of the files.

This is probably a less used feature and hence not available currently, however, you can follow the steps described below to set a new location for files downloaded in Microsoft Edge.

As with everything related to registry editing, if you are not sure what you are doing, it’s best to wait for Microsoft to release the feature.

How to Change Default Download Location in Microsoft Edge:

  1. Close Microsoft edge browser if it’s running.
  2. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows + R key combination, type in regedit and press Enter.
  3. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to continue.
  4. Go to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\
  5. In right-side pane, create a new String Value and name it Default Download Directory.
    Change Default Download Location in Microsoft Edge
  6. Double click on Default Download Directory and enter the new download path in the Value Data box.
  7. Close Registry Editor.
    Change Default Download Location in Microsoft Edge

Note: The files will be automatically downloaded to this new folder, you will not be prompted by Microsoft Edge browser to choose a location.

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