I'm trying to change the location of the Windows download folder. I want to do from the CMD and not from "right click - Properties - Location - Find Target". I already tried with the symlink (mklink), but when I download something, the download will both folders, the original and the new. Thx!!!

  • why do you not want to use the GUI? Apr 17 '16 at 6:37
  • I want to do it through a script, adding to already i have.
    – avechuche
    Apr 17 '16 at 7:41

The location you are searching for is stored in Registry at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}. As already mentioned in this StackOverflow question you could use such a snippet:

Reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\User Shell Folders" /v "{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}" /d "C:\Users\YourName\Downloads"
:: Optional:
Reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\Shell Folders" /v "{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}" /d "C:\Users\YourName\Downloads"

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