How to Change Netflix Download Location on Windows 10 PC

One of the biggest advantages of streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime is that you can download movies and TV shows to watch offline. So the Windows 10 app for Netflix is ​​no different. Similar to its smartphone counterpart, it lets you download movies, TV shows, and documentaries (see Best War Documentaries on Netflix) with ease. By default, the Netflix app for Windows 10 is installed on your computer’s C drive. And if you regularly download a lot of content, you may run out of storage sooner than you think.

When it comes to Netflix downloads, any content you download for offline viewing takes up space on your PC (and even phone) internal storage. Therefore, if you are in the habit of downloading a lot of programs, you can see in Explorer that the storage status of the drive turns red.

Fortunately, you can change Netflix Download location on Windows 10 PC. And the best part is that it doesn’t take long.

Again, you should note that you cannot directly access downloaded files on your Windows PC. You will have to follow the same old way of accessing them from the Downloads section of the Netflix app.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s see how to change the download location.

How to Change Netflix Download Location on Windows 10 PC

Stage 1: On your Windows 10 PC, open Settings and go to Apps > Apps & Features and look for Netflix in the drop-down menu.

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Step 2: Once you find it, tap the Move button and choose the location where you want to move Netflix. In my case, I chose to go with a removable USB drive.

However, you should make sure that the new location, which could be a partition or a new drive, has enough space.

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After that, click on Move and that’s it. Depending on the number of downloads you have on your system, this may take some time and you will not be able to use Netflix until then.

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Fortunately, you can sign in to Netflix from browsers like Chrome or Edge Chromium and resume your overloading activities.

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Stage 3: Once the process is complete, you will be able to see that all Netflix related folders have been moved to the new location. However, folders such as WindowsApps cannot be accessed.

The only limitation in this whole process is that you cannot select a specific subfolder on the new drive. Folders will be created at root by default.

If you’ve chosen an external hard drive or USB drive as the new location for Netflix downloads, keep in mind that that device must be with you whenever you want to watch movies or TV shows. Without the device, Netflix will show “Cannot Open” error.

Do you know: Does Windows 10’s Storage Sense feature monitor your computer for old and unused files and folders? This neat feature actively removes such files at regular intervals.

Bonus Netflix Settings

1. Smart Downloads

Want your downloads to be smart? Netflix has a nifty feature aptly named Smart Downloads that automatically downloads episodes of shows.

For example, if you’re rewatching The Big Bang Theory and have Smart Downloads enabled, the app will automatically download episode 3 when you finish watching episode 2. Great, isn’t it?

What makes the deal even sweeter is the automatic deletion of old watched episodes.

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To enable Smart Downloads, tap the hamburger menu in the upper left corner and select My Downloads.

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Next, toggle the switch for Smart Downloads. Once complete, you will see the option at the top of the Downloads page.

2. Delete All Downloads

Want to save space on your computer by cleaning up old downloads? Simple, click the little Delete icon in Netflix Settings.

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Click the three dots button in the upper right corner to access it.

Do you know: Thumbnails on the Netflix homepage are tailored to your viewing activity and history.

3. Manage Download Devices

The rules for downloading Netflix content are numerous. While there is a common ‘Download Expired’ message for older downloads, the most annoying is the ‘Too Many Devices’ error.

It occurs when you download titles on multiple devices or profiles. And worst of all, you cannot download a title unless it is removed from the other device/profile.

But don’t worry, there is a quick workaround for this.

Go to your Account Settings (top left corner) and select Manage Download Devices under Settings. You will separate all downloads by device name.

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Click Show downloads to verify the TV show/movie title. When done, click Remove device.

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The only limitation is that you cannot select individual titles to delete. Once done, you should be able to resume downloads on your Windows laptop/PC. If that doesn’t work, a smart thing to do is to restart the Netflix app.

Netflix and the Cold

Undisputed Netflix is ​​one of the best online streaming services right now. From gripping shows like The Stanger Things to dramas like Crown, this streaming service has all the binge-worthy material. All you need to make sure is you have a quality external speaker to boost the whole experience and you will be in order.

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