Enable Save As Download Prompt in Edge browser on Windows 10

You can make Edge browser ask you where you want to save a downloaded file, by enabling the Save As Download Prompt on Windows 10. Whenever you download a file from the Internet, Microsoft Edge browser will directly start downloading the file and show you the following prompt:


This works fine for most of us as we usually want to save the file in the Downloads folder. But if you wish, you can make Edge display the Save as Download Prompt, where you are asked if you want to Save or Save As.


If you select Save, the file will automatically get downloaded to your default Download folder.

If you select Save As, you will see the usual Explorer dialog box, which asks you for the name and download save location.

Read: How to change default download folder location in Edge.

Enable Save As Download Prompt in Edge

If you wish to enable this Save As Download Prompt, open your Edge browser > Click on 3-dotted More options > Advanced Options. Scroll till you see Downloads.

edge download prompt

Once here, toggle the Ask me what to do with each download  switch to the On position.

If you wish to edit the Registry, create a system restore point first and then do the following.

Type regedit in Taskbar search and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

Now navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ SOFTWARE\ Classes\ Local Settings\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ AppContainer\ Storage\ microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\ MicrosoftEdge

Enable Save As Download Prompt

Now in the left pane, right-click on MicrosoftEdge and select New > Key. Name this new Key as Download.

Now click on this Download key, and then right-click inside the right side pane. Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name this newly created DWORD value EnableSave Prompt.

Enable Save As Download Prompt Edge

Next, double-click on EnableSavePrompt and give it a value of 1.

Now when you download any file from the Internet, your Edge browser will ask you if you want to Save or Save As a file.

To reverse the changes, you may change the value of EnableSavePrompt  from 1 to 0, or simply delete the Download key.

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