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MC420059: Custom Download Location for Files in Teams

Updated November 3, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Currently all file downloads from Microsoft Teams go to the Downloads folder. We are releasing a new feature that enables users to be able to choose their preferred download location for downloading files from Teams or specify a download location for each download. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94719.

Teams will now enable users to select the default download location where they would like to have their files downloaded. This is applicable only on the desktop client. Teams on the web will continue to honor the setting in the browser.

MC420059: Custom Download Location for Files in Teams

When this will happen

We will begin rollout in early September and expect rollout to be completed by late January (previously late October).

How this will affect your organization

To enable this feature, there is a new setting introduced under Files settings, which allows users to change the default download location to their preferred download location.

Additionally, there is a toggle, which if enabled, will prompt the user to select the location for each download.

Additionally, there is a toggle, which if enabled, will prompt the user to select the location for each download.

Note: These settings will only apply to the files downloaded after the setting is enabled and will not impact any files downloaded in the past.

What you need to do to prepare

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC420059
Published: 26 August 2022
Updated: 03 November 2022
Platform: Mac, US Instances, Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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