Change Download Directory

This is a minimal example to demonstrate how to change the default data download directory to a custom path/location.

# Authors: Divyesh Narayanan <>
# License: BSD (3-clause)

import os.path as osp

from mne import get_config

from moabb.utils import set_download_dir

You can choose to change the download directory to any path of your choice. If the path/folder doesn’t exist, it will be created for you.

original_path = get_config("MNE_DATA")
print(f"The download directory is currently {original_path}")
new_path = osp.join(osp.expanduser("~"), "mne_data_test")

You could verify that the MNE config has been changed correctly

check_path = get_config("MNE_DATA")
print(f"Now the download directory has been changed to {check_path}")

Set the directory back to default location


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