The new Microsoft Edge web browser is pretty awesome, right? We agree. At first, we were skeptical, but after using it for a while, we can say for certain that it’s worth the effort. Now, it’s not yet perfect, but since the Chromium engine is well matured, most users will have little problems with it.
Like every other web browser, Microsoft Edge, by default, doesn’t offer the option for the user to save content downloaded from the web anywhere on their computer. By default, things automatically go to the Download folder, but we would prefer to have it save in a folder of our choice. The question is, then, is how can this be done?
Change Download folder in Edge (Chromium) browser
Saving downloads to any location on your computer via the new Microsoft Edge is a simple task, and you can find out how to do it below.
- Launch the new Edge (Chromium) browser
- Go to Settings
- Select Downloads from the left menu
- Click Change to change the download folder
- Select Ask where to save each file before downloading if you want to be asked every time.
Let us see this in detail.
The first step is to visit the Settings are in Microsoft Edge right away. To do this, please click on the ellipses button at the top-right corner, then navigate to Settings from the drop-down menu.
After hitting the Settings option, you should now see a new window and a list of options on the left.
Scroll download and select Download.
- Click on the Change button and enter the folder path of your choice where you want to always download and save files.
- If you want to be asked where you want the file to be saved, every time, then toggle the Ask where to save each file before downloading switch to the on position.
Yes, the entire procedure is quite short. Just go on ahead and enjoy your use of the new Microsoft Edge web browser because, in our eyes, it’s good enough to ride with Google Chrome and Firefox at this point.