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How To Change Quick Access Folders Location In Windows 10

Tired of dragging and dropping certain downloaded files into different locations? Get rid of this by learning how to change Quick Access folders location in Windows 10.

Windows 10 got a lot of stick for some of the features it decided to ditch in favor of introducing new ones. It was all the more confusing as to why were those features shown the door altogether despite being so popular among users. One feature that I particularly miss in Windows 10 is the Aero Glass effect. Why because the new light grey title bar is confusing as it also resembles an out of view window’s title bar and also, not eye catching at all.

On the other hand, Windows 10 wasn’t a complete disaster. It did include some brand new features that were not there before such as the ingenious Microsoft Edge sync that lets other Windows 10 devices save your personal settings so that you won’t have to change them every time and the Find My Device feature that is something similar to how smartphones are tracked and kept safe. Now you won’t have to worry about your laptop getting lost as well.

Previously, we covered how you can change default apps in Windows 10. Now, we’d like to reveal another delightful accessibility present in Windows 10 that saves you from a lot of hassle. That feature is being able to change Quick Access folders location. Through this feature, files that you download from the Internet such as music or documents are automatically saved to a place you have specified by default to the OS. This is indeed a very handy feature as it allows automatic storage to external hard drives as well. The steps to do that are as follows.

Step 1: Open Settings.

Step 2: Click on System: Storage, notifications, apps, power.

Step 3: From the left side menu, click on Storage.

Step 4: From the list of options under Save Locations, change the default locations of the type of files you want to as shown in the image below.

steps to change quick access folders location

After you’re done selecting, you may exit settings. For the next time, those files would be automatically saved in your selected drive. Automation at its best.

See, Windows 10 isn’t that bad after all.