How to change Edge browser Downloads folder via its Settings

When you download any file from the web on your Microsoft edge browser, it gets downloaded to the C:\Users\username\Downloads folder by default. But if you wish, you can change the location of the Downloads folder, where Microsoft Edge browser downloads & saves files, via its Settings. Let us, therefore, see how to change Edge browser Downloads folder.

Change Edge browser Downloads folder

Open your Ege browser and click on the 3-dotted More link.  Scroll down and you will see Settings.

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Clicking on Settings will open the following panel. Towards the end, you will see a View Advanced settings button. Click on it.

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Having done that, you will see Save downloaded files to C:\Users\ACK\Downloads folder. Here ACK is my username.

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Clicking on the Change button will allow you to set a new Downloads folder, where Edge will download and save all your files from the Internet.

Here, if you wish to be asked every time whether you want to Open or Save or Save as the file, you can toggle the Ask me what to do with each download setting to the On position. If you do not want to be asked, set it to the Off position. In this case, the file will be directly saved.

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