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.
Click Yes button when you see User Account Control dialog.
Step 3: In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:
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.
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.
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.