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I'm using Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, but Microsoft Edge doesn't have the option to change the download directory.

I can change the main Download directory to other drive, but what I really want is to have both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge folder inside of the main Download folder.

For example I would like to have:

D:\Downloads\Google Chrome

and

D:\Downloads\Microsoft Edge

What I really want is to directly Download to D:\Downloads\Microsoft Edge and not to D:\Downloads.

How do I change the default download folder for Microsoft Edge?

  • Why not just have IE go to \Downloads and Chrome go to \Downloads\Chrome? It'll achieve the same result. – Michael Frank Sep 2 '15 at 20:46
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    I've edited your question to reflect that your question is about Microsoft Edge (what you called "the new Internet Explorer"). It's not called Internet Explorer anymore. Internet Explorer still exists, Microsoft Edge is a new browser by Microsoft. – Kristian Sep 2 '15 at 21:05
  • @MichaelFrank it's not what I really want, what I want is to have both D:\Downloads\Google Chrome and D:\Downloads\Microsoft Edge in different directories on the same `D:\Downloads` directory. – Francisco Maria Calisto Sep 3 '15 at 9:30
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Step 1: Close Microsoft Edge browser, if it’s running.

Step 2: Open Registry Editor. To open it, type regedit in Start search box or Run command box and then press Enter key.

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Click Yes button when you see User Account Control dialog.

Step 3: In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:

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

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Step 4: On the right-side, right-click to reveal the context menu, click New, click String Value. Rename the newly created String value to Default Download Directory.

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Double-click on the newly created Default Download Directory, replace the default path in value data box with the path to the new download location. That’s it!

For instance, if you want to make F:\ISO\Windows 10 as the new download directory, then enter the same in the Value data box and then click OK button.

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Tip: If you want easily copy a folder path, simply right-click on the folder while holding the Shift key, and then click Copy as path option. You can then paste this path anywhere you want by either pressing Ctrl + V or right-clicking and then clicking Paste option.

Step 5: Launch Edge browser, click the Hub icon (see picture), and then click Downloads to check the new download location. Note that files will be automatically downloaded to the newly added download location and you will not get an option to change the location while downloading files.

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Source: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-change-default-download-location-in-microsoft-edge/

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  • Thank you @Kristian for your answer. It's a outrage Microsoft Edge don't have Download Option Directory change. – Francisco Maria Calisto Sep 3 '15 at 9:34
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    @FranciscoMariaCalisto Yeah, it's a very basic option to want to change. I agree it should be a user changable option and not require registry edit. I am hoping Microsoft will add it at some point. – Kristian Sep 3 '15 at 10:50
  • True! But why do you think they keep this as it is @Kristian? – Francisco Maria Calisto Sep 3 '15 at 12:57
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    The folks on the Windows Insider program have been testing a version of Edge that allows you to choose the default location and to prompt for a location. This feature is expected to be in the next release of Edge which should be available in late July with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10 – egray Jun 25 '16 at 18:49

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