Microsoft Edge save buttons are back

by Claudiu Andone
Claudiu Andone
Claudiu Andone
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  • Microsoft Edge lost the file saving options when it got the Chromium version.
  • Beginning with Edge 87, you will see the save functions again.
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Microsoft Edge save options are back

Microsoft just released the new Edge 85 stable version with new and interesting features.

When Microsoft Edge crossed to the Chromium side it lost the save options when you’re downloading a file.

To be more precise, when you click on a download button, the file or software you’re trying to get is starting to download and clicking on the … button will only show just a couple of options.

You don’t have the option to Save or Save as the file.

Microsoft brings back the save options in Edge 87

According to Microsoft’s Tech Comunity announcement, starting with Edge version 87.0.629.0, you will have the options to Open, Save As, Save, or even  Cancel a download.

To enable it, you need to start Edge and type  edge://settings/downloads  in the address bar and toggle on the Ask me what to do with each download option. 

After that, you don’t even have to restart the browser and next time you download a file you will see the following options:

  • Open: The file will open immediately after the download ends. 
  • Save as: This will start the File Explorer and you will be able to save the file where you want on your PC. 
  • Save: This will save the file in the default downloads folder. 
  • Cancel: Cancel the download 

Another interesting feature is that you can delete the file right from the browser. All you need to do is head over to the downloads page, right-click the file and select Delete file.

The development team is always on the move because we’ve also recently seen some new features prepared for Edge 86 and 87.