When it comes to streaming, Netflix is one of the best not only because of its huge catalog but also because of the ease of use and quality shows. Not to mention, Netflix allows you to download your favorite shows for offline viewing using the Microsoft Store app. This lets you watch your favorite shows without worrying about internet stability and connectivity issues. Add to that, the app is pretty lightweight and has all the features you’ll ever need. As good as it is, the more shows you download, the more disk space it consumes. This is especially true when you download shows in high quality or 4k resolution.
Though the Netflix app is good at showing how much disk space all the downloaded shows are using in your system. It will not tell you the actual Netflix download location. In case, you are wondering, follow the below steps to find the Netflix download location and where it saves all the downloaded offline video content.
Here’s the Netflix Download Save Location
Being a Microsoft store application, just like any other store app, Netflix stores everything it downloads inside a special folder within the Windows System drive. That is, inside your C drive. If you’ve installed the operating system in some other driver, then the Netflix saves the downloads in that drive.
1. To find the Netflix save location, open the file explorer with the keyboard shortcut Win + E.
2. In the file explorer, copy and paste the below path in the address bar and press Enter. Remember to replace Username with your actual Windows 10 username.
3. This is where Netflix stores all the downloaded files and offline content. In this folder, you will see a whole bunch of files with numbers as their names and no file extensions whatsoever. Even if you move the Netflix app using the Settings app, the Netflix download location will not change.
Since Netflix uses numbers or alphanumerics for the file names, there is no way to tell which file relates to which video, movie, or tv episode. Keep in mind that all these files are DRM protected and are tied to your specific account. Which simply means that you cannot play them using regular media players like VLC or Movies and TV app. You need to use the Netflix player.
Other than backing up all the files in the Netflix download location in Windows 10 so that you can restore them after reinstalling or refreshing Windows 10, there is not much you can do with these files.
Hope that helps. If you like this article, do check out how to change downloads folder default location and how to trim videos with Movies & TV app in Windows 10.