Are you downloading a lot of files, software, images or Videos in your PC? Is it covering most of the space on your C Drive for default Download location? Yes! You can change the download location easily on your PC. It is very easy. In this Q/A session we will learn How to change the default Download Location in Windows 10?
A reader from our Facebook page asks us, how he can change default Download path/directory. For this reason, we wanted to make a Q/A post to explain the process. Here I will explain with the screenshot to change the default Download location. Are you ready to get it? Let’s see the tutorial for modifying the Download Location.
Note: The Process will work for Windows 10, 8/8.1 or Windows 7.
The Benefits of Changing the Download Location:
Basically, when you are using the default Download location, it stores the data into the system drive. Ultimately, it takes the space from C Drive. On the other hand, when you are going to set up your PC, it will delete all the files and data from the system C drive. The same thing happens when your Windows is crashing. For this reason, it is safe to keep the Download files in other location or drive. So,
- You will not lose the Files (Images, Videos, Data) when Windows crash.
- You can set up your PC without any hesitation.
- You can free up some space on the C Drive.
- You can control the Malware if comes from the Download files. It will not spread in the system drive easily.
For this reason, it is good practice to change the Download folder from the system drive into another. Even you should do it after installing the Windows if you know. Otherwise, do it today by following the below simple steps.
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How to Change Download Location in Windows 10?
For keeping your files safe, it is very good to save your Download files to another drive rather than System C Drive. To change the download location, follow the below steps.
i) First open Windows Explorer. You can Search by Taskbar search or Cortana search, or you can also get the File Explorer from My PC.
ii) Now make a new folder on another Drive including Drive D, E, F to keep the system download folder. (C:\Download)
iii) Under This PC (Windows Explorer), Find the Present Download Folder and Right Click on the Folder.
iv. Now go to Properties.
v. Now it will open a new window and select location from here and click on Move.
vi. It will open another window. Here you have to select the folder where you want to keep the Download Folder.
vii. Now click OK and Apply. If you Download anything, it will go to your desired location.
Yes! You have successfully changed the Download Location in Windows 10. At the same process, you can change the Download location in Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.
Check Out Also: Windows 10 Download Folder Location
Editors Note From TechyPi:
Finally, You have changed the Download location in Windows 10, and it is straightforward. Now, what will you download from anywhere it will be saved in the new folder. Hope you have understood the methods.
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