A few days ago I wrote an article on how Windows 10 might be deleting files from your downloads folder.
On that same subject, it might be a good idea to change the location of your downloads folder to other than your system drive, and that’s what I’m going to show you in this small tutorial.
Change Windows 10 Downloads Folder
Create the new Downloads folder
The first step is to create the new downloads folder, preferably on a non system drive. For example:
Change the Downloads folder location
Now click on “This PC” (1), where you’ll find the special system folders. Locate the “Downloads“(2) folder and right-click it. Select “Properties” (3).
Find the “Location” (1) tab and click the button “Move” (2).
Browse to the location where you have created the new downloads folder (1), select it (2) and click on “Select Folder” (3).
Confirming the change
Back at the “Downloads Properties” window, click on “OK“.
A new window will pop-up requesting to confirm the change. If you’re sure about moving the Downloads folder to the new location, click on “Yes”.
And that’s it! All your downloads are now in the new location and new ones will be downloaded there.
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