I use Microsoft edge for most of my work. I download files many times from the internet we all do. Now the problem is each time I need to save files in different different locations. In my settings inside edge here is how they look edge download setting screenshot
screenshot of chrome
chrome download setting
is this same kind of thing possible for Microsoft edge that means when I download anything edge asks me each time where to save the download?

  • To be clear, are you saying that even with the "ask me what to do with each download" setting turned on, Edge doesn't do what it should? – user931000 Dec 16 '19 at 23:40
  • yes ....edge does not do what is should do ....... my settings are as I posted above in screenshot if I have to look some where else or I missed some thing then let me know – political science Dec 16 '19 at 23:43
  • As you can see in the discussion below the answer, either me or John are misunderstanding your problem. Can you please confirm one way or another? In other words, can you please confirm whether or not Edge is asking where to download the file, as it should be doing with that setting ON? – user931000 Dec 16 '19 at 23:53
  • John has misunderstood in fact his answer is totally wrong,my program deviates from normal behavior hence I have to ask this silly question here. You have understood the problem correctly that setting is on but edge is not asking where to download the file each time (that is why I gave google chrome screenshot) as it should be doing with that setting ON. – political science Dec 17 '19 at 0:03
  • I confirmed in Edge that Edge (for me) asks to Save / Save As and pauses allowing me put the file where I need. I will delete my answer as I posted what Edge does and is supposed to do – John Dec 17 '19 at 0:09

Yes. Go to Edge Settings, and below the Download Location, enable "Ask me what to do with each download" Edge always asks me.

Also you can go the Start, Settings, Apps, and scroll down for Microsoft Edge and then Repair and Reset it (both things). That may make the setting work for you

  • But according to the last OP's comment, that setting is already on but Edge doesn't ask for the location as it should. – user931000 Dec 16 '19 at 23:44
  • It asks you if you wish to save the file. No browser has a location for each file (hundreds of files over time), just IF you wish to save the file. From there, you can adjust the location (in any browser) – John Dec 16 '19 at 23:46
  • It's possible that I'm misunderstanding the question/problem but it's more likely you're the one misunderstanding it. I asked for confirmation about it and apparently, in OP's case, even with that setting turned ON it doesn't ask where to download the file, the whole and only point of that setting. – user931000 Dec 16 '19 at 23:50
  • Let us see what the OP wishes to do. Edge, Chrome and other browsers can be made to ask if you wish to download. There is, however, just one download location that can be set. That is my understanding of the issue – John Dec 16 '19 at 23:53
  • Already asked for confirmation commenting in the question. My understanding is that their other browsers are behaving correctly - ask where to download each new file - but Edge is not, in spite of the settings suggesting it should do just that. I don't understand how this question would make sense otherwise but it wouldn't be a first (if you know what I mean ;)) – user931000 Dec 16 '19 at 23:57

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