How to Change the Downloads Folder Location on Windows 11 or 10?


By default, Windows creates a Downloads folder in each user’s profile. The default location will be used when you download files, pictures, and other data from the internet on Windows 11/10.

Here, Windows also allows users to move the Downloads folder to any location they like, including the desktop. If your primary partition is running low on free storage space and you usually download large files, you may want to change the Downloads location to a partition on a larger drive.

However, Windows 11 is new; changing users’ folders, including the Downloads folder, isn’t new. It should also work in Windows 10, even though Windows 11 looks slightly different.

In this risewindows post, we will show you how to change your Downloads folder to any location you like so you can download files directly to wherever you want.

How to Change the Downloads Folder Location on Windows 11 or 10?

To move or change the Downloads folder location on Windows 11 or 10, you need to do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys.

Step 2. Select the[/keybt]Downloads[/keybt] folder by clicking on it.

Step 3. Then, right-click on it and pick the Properties option from the pop-up menu.

Step 4. After that, select the Location tab and then click on the Move button.

Step 5. So, the File Explorer window will open. Select a new folder of your choice; you want to set the default Downloads location. For instance, we want to move my default Downloads folder to “F:\New Downloads.”

Step 6. Next, click the Select Folder button.

Step 7. Press the Apply button.

Step 8. Then, select Yes on the Move Folder dialog. Now Windows 11/10 will start moving all the files and folders to the new location you have chosen in the above step. Also, when you download a new file from the internet, it will be stored in the new place by default.

Step 9. At last, click on the OK to exit from the Downloads Properties window.

Now, open your new destination folder as the default Downloads folder. You will find a “Downloads” folder, and within that, all the previous files stored that you had downloaded before.

After that, any file you download from the internet will automatically be saved in the Downloads folder on your Desktop.

I hope it will help you guys.!!!

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