Edge Downloads Folder

Change Microsoft Edge’s Download Location

You can customize the download settings for each profile you have set up in Microsoft Edge. This is useful if you use profiles to isolate your work and personal activities. For example, you could set up your personal profile’s download location to be different from your work profile to keep your downloads organized.

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How to find Edge's download settings

  1. Click the ellipses (…) in the upper right hand corner. 
Edge settings and more
  1. Click Settings.
Edge settings
  1. Select Downloads in the left menu.

Change Edge's download location

Note: If you have multiple profiles set up in Microsoft Edge. Remember to update the download location for each one.

Click Change and select your new download folder location.

Edge Downloads Location

Choose where Edge saves downloads each time

Enable Ask me what to do with each download.

Open Microsoft 365 files in the desktop app by default

Set Microsoft Edge to open Microsoft 365 documents in the desktop apps by default.

Disable Open Office files in the browser.

Edge - Open Office files in the browser


Now that you know how to change your download settings in Microsoft Edge you may be interested in how to move your downloads folder to OneDrive.

Learn how to move your Downloads folder to OneDrive.

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