I have just installed the podcast client gPodder (https://gpodder.github.io/).

I am trying to change the default download directory, and the manual indicates that you set the environment variable GPODDER_DOWNLOAD_DIR to the location of the download folder that you wish to specify.

I Have opened the command line tool and entered

set GPODDER_DOWNLOAD_DIR=C:\~\Downloads.

This doesn't work and I really have no idea what I should be doing. I'm sure it's very simple but any help would be much appreciated.

The relevent section of the gPodder user manual is here: https://gpodder.github.io/docs/user-manual.html#changing-the-downloads-folder-location-and-the-gpodder-home-folder.


Variables created within a CMD session are local to that session and are not persistent; i.e. disappear after CMD closes.

CMD variable out of scope

You need to create an environment variable that all applications can share:

  • Press WindowsPause to open the System dialog.
  • Select Advanced system settings.
  • In the System Properties dialog, select Environment Variables....

Environment Variables...

  • In the Environment Variables dialog, you can create User variables,which only the current user's applications can access, and System variables, which are shared by all users. If you're the only one needing gPodder, then you can create a new User variable for GPODDER_DOWNLOAD_DIR, otherwise make a new System variable. This will persist even after rebooting Windows.
  • This is exactly what I needed thank you very much! – Samuel Trainsworth Jun 27 '18 at 12:21

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