How to change the Microsoft Edge download location, You can change the download location from Microsoft Edge to desktop, or have the Microsoft Edge browser ask for the download location every time you download something to your computer.
The default setting in the Microsoft Edge browser is to save downloaded files in the Downloads folder on your computer.
Change the Microsoft Edge download location
While many users like the idea that downloaded files are available in the Downloads folder, there are others who would rather see downloaded files end up on the desktop rather than hidden in the Downloads folder.
Therefore, Microsoft Edge provides the option to change the download location to the desktop or another location on your computer.
In fact, you can even prompt the Microsoft Edge browser or ask on your computer where to save the downloaded file.
Change download location from Microsoft Edge to desktop
As mentioned above, there are many users who prefer to view downloaded files on their desktop rather than hidden in the Downloads folder.
Open Microsoft Edge browser > click on the 3-dots menu icon and select Settings in the drop-down menu. On the Settings screen, select Downloads on the left pane. In the right pane, click on the Change option, next to Location.
On the next screen, select Desktop as the Location for Microsoft Edge Downloads on your computer.
After making this change, you will always find Microsoft Edge downloading files directly on your computer desktop.
Have Microsoft Edge ask where to save downloaded files
Another option that provides more flexibility is to have Microsoft Edge prompt you to choose where to store the downloaded files on your computer.
Open Microsoft Edge browser > click on the 3-dots menu icon and select Settings in the drop-down menu. On the Settings screen, select Downloads on the left pane. In the right pane, move the toggle next to Ask me what to do with each download to the ON position.
With this change, Microsoft Edge will prompt you to choose a download location every time you download a file to your computer.