Pending OP Response How to change default download folder in Free Download Manager?

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Brandon Byrnes

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Does anyone know how to change the default download folder in Free Download Manager. Currently it is set to a Downloads folder on my C drive which is my SSD. I want to change this to a folder on my D drive which I use for storage. I only have about 190GB on my SSD and want to only use my SSD for my OS and Applications. I have looked at FDM's settings and can't find any option to change the download folder which I find weird since pretty much any program I've ever had that involves downloading anything or editing files gives the option of an output folder. I'm getting tired of having to move the downloaded files from my C drive to my D drive, all this is doing is adding wear and tear to my SSD when I constantly have to move and delete Large downloaded files from it. I also tried changing the path of the download folder from C to D, but for that folder it won't let me do it.
 

Bruce

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don't do it in the FDM settings, do it at the Windows level, that way ALL your downloads will get directed away from your SSD.

fire up File Explorer, right click the Downloads folder, select Properties, go to the Location tab, type in D:\Downloads and hit OK.
repeat for any other folder you want to move off the C:\ drive.
 

Brandon Byrnes

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don't do it in the FDM settings, do it at the Windows level, that way ALL your downloads will get directed away from your SSD.

fire up File Explorer, right click the Downloads folder, select Properties, go to the Location tab, type in D:\Downloads and hit OK.
repeat for any other folder you want to move off the C:\ drive.
Actually that Downloads folder is already set to my D drive, the downloads from FDM are gong to C:\Users\Brandon\Downloads I have tried to change the path for this folder but it won't let me, it doesn't even give me the option to change the path.
 

plodr

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When you download anything, you should see a popup (perhaps not in Internet Explorer - I don't use that enough to remember). That allows you to change where you want things downloaded.