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Location Change of Download Folder in Windows 8

Posted by Arun Choudhary Articles | Windows 8 April 18, 2012
In this article I will describe how to change the location of the download folder in Windows 8.
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Introduction

In this article I will describe how to change the location of the Download Folder in Windows 8. Windows 8 allows you to change the Download Folder to any other drive. If your Download Folder is the C Drive and you want to change the folder to any other drive then in Windows 8 you can change it. This can be done if you download any data and problems occur for saving the data due to a lack of memory and we can solve this problem when saving important documents on the Desktop and again any saving problems occurs due to a lack of space in any drive when you install the Operating System. You can remove this problem by changing the location of the Download Folder.

Windows 8 allows you to change the Download Folder when any problems occurs for saving the data due to a lack of space. In this way you can change the Download Folder from the default location to another location in any drive. The Download Folder can be moved to any drive when any problems occurs. Basically the motive to change the Download Folder is when no more space is available for downloading or saving data. First you right-click on the Windows Explorer and choose the Desktop and double-click on the Computer Users profile name such as New User. After Clicking on the New User, you can select the Download Folder and right-click on the Download Folder and choose the property or follow the steps. These are given below with the help of images.

Steps to Change Location of Download Folder in Windows 8

Step 1 : In the Desktop Mode, you can right-click on the Windows Explorer folder and select the Desktop. The image is given below.

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Step 2 : Another way is that you can select the Desktop. In the Desktop Mode, click on Computer and choose the Desktop and click on the Desktop.

Computer-Windows8.gif

Step 3 : The Desktop shows the many folders such as Libraries, Homegroup, Computer, Network, Control Panel and others folders. In this you can click on the Computer User profile name such as "in this User profile name is New User".

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Step 4 : In the New User see many folders such as Account Pictures, Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, My Pictures and others folders. You can choose the Downloads Folder.

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Step 5 : In the Downloads Folder, you can right-click on Downloads Folders and choose the Property.

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Step 6 : After opening the properties, you can see the General tab, Sharing tab, Security tab and Location tab. You click on the Location tab.

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Step 7 : After clicking on the Location tab, you can see the Downloads Location which shows in the figure below and click on the Move Button.

Download-Properties-Location-Windows8.gif

Step 8 : In this you see a new Window; you can give the new Location that you want and first give the drive name and then give the folder name. In this you can change the older Location and give the new Location name where you want and then click on the Apply Button. These are shows in the figure.

Download-Properties-Select-Path-Windows8.gif

Step 9 : The new popup Window shows and click on the Yes Button.

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Step 10 : In this you can see the popup Windows and click on the Yes Button. In this you can see the old Location and new Location.

Move-Folder-Windows8.gif

Step 11 : In this you can see the name of the new Location under the Location Tab and click ok. In this the old Location can be altered to the new Location.

Download-Properties-Setting-Windows8.gif

Step 12 : After completing all the steps, you can see the Downloads Folder in the new Location.

  New-Location-Windows8.gif

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