GPO setting for Download Directory

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According to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-policies#downloaddirectory the download directory can be set like this

"/home/${user_name}/Downloads"

This looks very "Linux" related to me. What to set on Windows if we want to change the download directory to, lets say, %TEMP% ?

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@FreekBloemhof Thanks for the link. Yes indeed, with this help I was able to configure the download directory accordingly.

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@stesch79 We've published a "How to configure Microsoft Edge data directory variables" article with more information on how to configure the Set download directory policy. We'll be adding a link to this article from our online policy documentation soon.

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@Brian Altman  Hi Brian. Thank you! This is much appreciated!

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@stesch79 FYI, our policy documentation was updated and now includes links to more learn more article.