How To Change The Download Location In Windows 10

Introduction

 
If you are using Windows 10, then it is easy to change the default location of the download folder. As we know that our system has a limited storage capacity, when the drive containing the downloads folder crosses its storage limit it gets troublesome. In this condition, there must be a way through which the user can change the default location of the downloads folder so that your downloads can be placed in some other location.
 
This tutorial will show you various ways on how to change the default download location and the default location to save the new contents in Windows 10.
 

Method 1: Using Downloads Folder

 
Using the "Properties" option of the download folder, the user can easily change the default location of the download folder.
 
Step 1
 
Navigate to the "This PC" and open it.
 
Step 2
 
Right-click on the "Downloads" folder and click on the "Properties" option.
 
download location
 
Step 3
 
"Downloads Properties" window will appear on the screen and click on the "Location" tab.
 
Downloads Properties
 
Step 4
 
Now, click on the "Move" button to change the default download location and click on the "Apply" button to proceed.
 
change the location
 
Step 5
 
Click on the "Yes" button, to move all the files and folders to the New location from the Old location.
 
click on the yes button
 

Method 2: Using Web Browser

 
Using Web browsers, the user can also change the default download location.
 
Step 1
 
Open any Web browser like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox (in my case, I opened Microsoft Edge).
 
Step 2
 
In the top-right corner, click on the "Settings and more" option. (Alternatively, you can press "Alt + X" key). Then, click on the "Settings" option.
 
open settings
 
Step 3
 
Under the Advanced settings, click on the "View advanced settings".
 
click on advanced option
 
Step 4
 
Under the "Downloads" option, click on the "Change" location to change the default download location.
 
now, change the location
 

Method 3: Using Registry Editor

 
Using the Registry Editor, the user can easily change the default location of the download folder.
 
Step 1
 
From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.
 
Step 2
 
Type "regedit.exe" and press enter to open "Registry Editor".
 
registry editor
 
Step 3
 
The Registry Editor window will appear on the screen and then navigate the following path:
 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
 
navigate the following path
 
Step 4
 
Find the data or string with the name "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads" and double-click on it.
 
find the given string or the data
 
Step 5
 
Now, under the Value data change the default download path or location, and click on the "OK" button.
 
change the value data
 
Step 6
 
Restart your laptop or PC to see the effects.
 

Method 4: Using Systems Settings

 
Users can also change the default location to save the new content (like Apps, documents files, pictures, music, and movies) in your system.
 
Step 1
 
From the start menu, click on the "Settings" option. Alternatively, the user can press the "Windows + I" key to open the "Settings".
 
Step 2
 
"Windows Settings" window will appear on the screen, and click on the "System" option.
 
Step 3
 
Click on the "Storage" option.
 
Step 4
 
Under the "More storage settings", click on the "change where new content is saved".
 
Step 5
 
Now, choose the location where you want to save the files, apps, music, or documents.
 
change the save location
 

Conclusion

 
By following any of the above methods, you can change the default download location and the default location to save the new content in Windows 10.
 
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