How to change a default download folder on Skype

Using Skype on a PC is a true delight for any user. As soon as you open the app and log in, you can start chatting with your friends, you can make video calls, and you can also send and receive photos and files. For instance, when you are talking with one of your family members, and want to send a bunch of photos explaining where and when they were taken or describing a funny story behind the photos, you can do it in real-time. There is no need to send emails and write long descriptions. This makes life a lot easier. Also, your contacts can send you files and images that you can store on your PC and if you want, you can delete them at some point. By default, downloaded files and photos are stored in the “Downloads” folder on your PC. If you don’t find it suitable and want to change the place for the downloads, keep reading. Here, we are going to show you how to change a default download folder on Skype.

See also: How to enable auto-download photos on Skype

How to change a default download folder on Skype

Among a variety of things you can change on Skype, you can select another folder for your downloads. So, here is how to do that:

  • Open Skype on your computer and log in
  • Next, open the menu by clicking on three dots above your contact list
  • Click Settings
  • Next, click Messaging
  • At the bottom of the Messaging section, you will see the option “When I receive a file”
  • Click on Change Directory

  • Now choose the folder in which you want the files and photos to be stored in
  • Click Select Folder

That’s it. You have successfully changed the directory and selected the folder where the files will be stored.

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