How to Choose Where to Save Offline Maps in Windows 11

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This article describes the steps one can take to choose where to save offline maps in Windows 11.

A few days ago, we showed you how to download offline maps in Windows 11. By default, offline maps are automatically saved in the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\MapData folder.

Windows will allow you to change where offline maps are automatically stored. This will allow you to save download maps on removable drivers and partitions that can be easily carried around.

When you select a different drive or location for offline maps, all new and downloaded offline maps will be moved and saved into a folder named MapData at the root of the selected drive.

Below is how to choose where offline maps are saved in Windows 11.

How to change where offline maps are automatically saved in Windows 11

As described above, Windows will allow you to change where offline maps are automatically saved. This will allow you to store download maps on removable drivers and partitions that can be easily carried around.

Below is how to do that in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 new settings button
windows 11 new settings button

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In the Windows Settings app, click Apps on the left.

windows 11 settings apps on menu
Windows 11 settings apps on the menu

On the right, click on the Offline maps tile to expand.

windows 11 settings apps offline maps
windows 11 settings apps offline maps

On the Settings -> Apps -> Offline maps settings pane, click on the Storage location tile.

Then select the storage drive you want to save offline maps by default, as highlighted below.

windows 11 change where offline maps are saved
windows 11 changes where offline maps are saved

Once you select a new location, Windows will automatically begin moving all your downloaded offline maps to the new location.

All new offline maps you download will also be stored at the new location by default.

That should do it!

Reference:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/find-your-way-with-maps-51ece9fb-a0f2-9853-4164-6940865085c8

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to choose where maps offline are saved in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.