To change the default folder where uploads are stored on your webserver when using WordPress as your CMS, open wp-config.php and add the following line of code:
define( 'UPLOADS', ''.'uploads' );
In this case, the folder where uploads are stored is called ‘uploads’ and can be found at example.org/uploads/ and are then, based on your settings, saved in a per year and month basis.
The default folder would be example.org/wp-content/uploads/.
Nothing needs to be change in your WordPress database, one single line of code is added to your config file. The power of WordPress :)