Has it ever happened to you that when trying to download a file, folder or perhaps a program in Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows 10, you didn’t have enough free disk space to do so? Then you need to change download location. You can read this post from MiniTool to do that.

How to Change Download Location on Windows 10?

Now, I will introduce how to change download location step by step.

Step 1: You should search for File Explorer in the Search box and click it to open it.

Step 2: Now you will need to click the Local Disk(C:) icon from the menu that pops up.

Step 3: Some icons will be shown on the right side of the window after you selected the Local Disk(C:) icon. Then you need to double click the Users folder.

you need to double click the Users folder

Step 4: In the Users folder, you will need to right-click the Downloads folder presented there. Then you should click the Properties option.

Step 5: Then you should navigate to the Location tab presented in the upper side of that window.

Step 6: Now you can see the path where the download items are going. Click the Move… button under the specified path.

click the Move button

Step 7: Then you need to write there yourself the drive where you want your items to be downloaded and also in which folder.

Note: If the folder you have written does not exist after you click the Apply button, you will be asked if you want to create that download folder and you just need to click OK to confirm.

Step 8: Then the Move folder window will appear, which will show you the old and the new location. You need to click the Yes button.

Step 9: Now, you will have to click the OK button in the Download Properties window.

Step 10: Go to your new location where you selected to download your files and check if Windows 10 system has made the Downloads folder there.

Here is all the information on how to change download location Windows 10.

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How to Change the Default Save Location Windows 10?

You can also change the default save location Windows 10 from the Settings page.

Step 1: Open the Settings application and select System on the pop-up window.

Step 2: In the newly pop-up window, please select Storage from the left pane and then scroll down the left pane until you find More storage settings.

Step 3: Under More storage settings, please click the Change where new content is saved option.

click the Change where new content is saved option 

Step 4: Now you need to click the menu next to a data type and pick one of the available locations from the menu that opens. Then you need to click the Apply button and wait for a few seconds until this process comes to an end.

Final Words

To sum up, you can know how to change download location and how to change the default save location Windows 10. If you need to do those things, you can try the solutions above.

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