The article outlines the process of modifying the default media download path in the Telegram app on Windows 11. This instruction can be useful for users wanting to organize their files, save space, or make locating media files easier. The process involves accessing Settings from the Menu, expanding the Advanced settings, and selecting the preferred download path.
This article explains how to change the default media “Download path” in the Telegram app on Windows 11.
Telegram is a cross-platform instant messaging app that focuses on speed and security. It allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos and videos with end-to-end encryption to help ensure user privacy and security.
When you install and set up Telegram on Windows, you can start it up automatically when signing into Windows, turn spell checker on or off, turn automatic media download on or off, turn hardware accelerated video decoding on or off, and more.
The Telegram app on Windows will automatically download media files to a Telegram folder in the system Downloads folder by default. You can change the default location within the app.
There could be various reasons someone may want to change the default media “Download path” in the Telegram app on Windows. One reason could be to keep media files organized in a specific folder or directory of their choice instead of the default location set by the app.
Another reason could be to save space on the local drive by downloading media files to an external drive or a different partition. Additionally, changing the download path can help easily locate and access downloaded media files.
Change the default download path in the Telegram app
As mentioned above, users can choose where to download media files received in Telegram or select a default folder to save them.
Here’s how to do that.
First, launch the app by clicking the Start menu and selecting it on the All Apps list.
When the app opens, click the Menu button at the top left of your screen.
On the Menu pane, select the Settings (gear) button.
On the Settings page, select the Advanced menu to expand it.
Select the “Download path” tile under Data and storage on the Advanced settings page. Then, click “Default folder” to open its settings pane.
On the “Choose download path” window, select one of the following options:
- Telegram folder in system <Downloads>.
- Temp folder, cleared on logout or uninstalled.
- Custom folder, cleared only manually.
If you choose the “Temp folder,” content will be removed when you logout or uninstall the app.
The “Custom folder” option allows you to choose a new download path to store media content received.
Alternatively, you can select “Ask download path for each file” and turn it on to manually select the download path for each file and override the default location.
That should do it!
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