How to Change Default Save Location on Windows 11 or 10?

Being a Windows user, you know that whenever you try saving a file on your computer, it, by default, is saved in the Windows installation drive, which is usually the “C” drive. The same applies when you try to download an application from Microsoft Store. The application automatically gets downloaded and installed in the “C” drive.

You can reduce the load on the primary drive by utilizing the other partitions on your computer and changing the default save location for files and applications. This risewindows article will provide instructions to help you do it.

How to Change Default Save Location on Windows 11?

Follow these steps to modify the default save location on Windows 11:-

Step 1: First, go to the Windows 11 Settings.

Step 2: In the left sidebar, find the System option.

Step 3: Find the Storage tab in the right sidebar.

Step 4: Click on the Advanced storage settings.

Step 5: Go to the Where new content is saved tile.

Step 6: You can automatically save the future Microsoft Store apps in the “New app will save to” drop-down menu.

Step 7: Click on Apply.

Step 8: You can choose the default location for other file types similarly. To do that, use the drop-down menu for each file type (documents, music, photos and videos, films and TV programs, and offline maps) and select the new default save location.

Step 9: Next, click on Apply for each setting.

You don’t have to worry, as these settings will not affect previously downloaded or installed apps. These settings will only apply to the apps you install after. When you download or install a new app, it will store in the new location that you have set.

How to Change Default Save Location on Windows 10?

Use the following steps to change the default save location on Windows 10:-

Step 1: To begin, Open Windows 10 Settings.

Step 2: Click on System.

Step 3: Find Storage in the left sidebar.

Step 4: At the bottom of the right sidebar, you will find “More storage settings.” Click on the link Change where new content is saved.

Step 5: You will find the different file types in the drop-down menu (apps, documents, music, photos and videos, films and TV programs, and offline maps). Use it to select the new default save location.

Step 6: Click the Apply button for each setting.

That is it.

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Also, read How to Change Default Save Location for Nearby Sharing in Windows 11/10?

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