How to Change Edge Browser’s Download Folder

Change Edge Downloads

By default, Windows 10’s Edge Browser saves every file you download to the “Downloads” folder under your profile. For example, a user named “avram” would have a default download folder of C:UsersavramDownloads. But what if you want to save your files to a different folder or even to the desktop? Edge doesn’t provide any way to change the downloads folder in its settings menu, but you can set a new location in the registry. Here’s how.

1. Open the registry editor. You can get there by hitting Windows + R, typing “regedit” into the run menu and hitting Enter.


2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders. You can get there by opening the folders in the left pane.

User Shell Folders

3. Open the registry key with a Data setting of %USERPROFILE%Downloads. It will probably be named {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}.

Select the key with %USERPROFILEDownloads as data

4. Set the Value data to the new file path (ex: Cmydownloads). If you want downloads to save to the desktop set it to %USERPROFILE%Desktop.

Change the folder

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