Edge Browser: How to Turn On or Off Save As Download Prompt?

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Edge is available on Windows 11 and 10 and is designed to be faster, safer, and more compatible with the modern Web. Its save prompt allows you to save to your current Downloads folder or to a folder that you specify.

The Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 11 or 10 automatically saves files that you download from the internet into the Downloads folder when you download them. By enabling the Save As Downloads prompt on Windows 11 or 10, you can make the Edge browser ask you where you want to save the downloaded files.

This growupwindows article will guide you on how to enable and disable Save As Downloads in the Edge browser, using either Edge Settings or Registry Editor.

In Edge Browser, how can you enable or disable the Save As Downloads Prompt?

Using built-in Settings in Edge, you can turn the Save As Downloads prompt on or off as follows:-

Step 1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser.

Step 2. In the drop-down menu, select Settings from the three-dotted menu.

Step 3. On the Edge Settings page, click Downloads.

Step 4. Toggle on “Ask me what to do with each download” and “Show downloads menu when a download starts.”

The next time whenever you download a file, Microsoft Edge will prompt you to select a location.

You can avoid the prompt by repeating the above steps, and in step 4 above, turn off the toggle switch “Ask me what to do with each download.”

How to Enable or Disable Save As Downloads Prompt in Edge Browser by Tweaking Windows Registry?

The following steps explain how to enable or disable Save As Downloads prompt in the Microsoft Edge browser by tweaking Windows Registry:-

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Paste the following path into the Registry Editor address bar and hit Enter:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge.stable_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Step 3. Right-click the “microsoft.microsoftedge.stable_8wekyb3d8bbwe” folder and choose New > Key.

Step 4. Give the new key the name MicrosoftEdge.

Step 5. Choose New > Key after right-clicking on MicrosoftEdge.

Step 6. This new key should be named Download.

Step 7. Now, right-click on the Download folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 8. This newly created REG_DWORD should be named EnableSave Prompt.

Step 9. Now, double-click on EnableSavePrompt REG_DWORD and put 1 in “Value data.”

Step 10. Click the OK button.

Step 11. Finally, restart your PC to apply the changes.

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