How to set custom notification sound in Windows 10

Microsoft had re-imagined the notifications sounds in Windows 10. When any toast notification arrives on your PC, a default notification sound is buzzed to let you know of the presence of alert. However, sometimes users might be uncomfortable with the default chime and want to test out their own. We have seen how to change sounds in Windows 10, now today, in this guide, we will show you how to set custom notification sound on your Windows 10 PC.

The way to do this is by placing your .wav sound file (Waveform Audio File Format)  in the folder from where Windows accesses the default sounds, and then change the default chime to your chosen one, by using system sound settings. Follow the below steps to set custom notification sound in Windows 10

Set custom Notification Sound in Windows 10

It is a 2-step process. We first need to place the sound file in Windows Media folder and then set that file as default notification jingle.

Place your sound file in Windows Media Folder

1. Download and be ready with your custom sound file in .wav file format. As you can see below, I have a file ready to proceed with.

How to set custom notification sound in Windows 10

2. Copy your sound file and paste it in the below folder location. You’ll need to grant administrator privileges for this operation as a system folder is being modified. Click on Continue to proceed.

C:\Windows\Media

How to set custom notification sound in Windows 10

3. The file will be copied to the folder, and now it can be accessed via system sound settings.

How to set custom notification sound in Windows 10

2] Change the default notification sound

1. Right-click on the speaker icon on your taskbar. Click on Sounds to open system sound settings.

How to set custom notification sound in Windows 10

2. You’ll land on Sounds tab by default. Now, under Program Events window, scroll down to an entry named Notification and select it.

How to set custom notification sound in Windows 10

3. Once selected, open the drop down menu under Sounds section and select your custom sound file that you have copied to media folder in the first place.

How to set custom notification sound in Windows 10

4. You can test the file by clicking Test button. Once done, click on Apply and then OK to save the settings.

That’d be all, folks! Now, whenever you get a new notification, it should alert you with you custom notification sound that pleases your ears.

Now, whenever you get a new notification, it should alert you with you custom notification sound that pleases your ears.

If you do not like sounds, you can always Turn Off Notification and System Sounds.

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