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    Default location for files didn't change (2000)

    We have 12 users, all on a network. Each person has been able to change their default file location so that his/her files are saved to a specific directory. Except one person. She change it from the default C:mydocuments folder to one she created called c:new files. This worked fine, till she exited Excel and returned. Then, the default returned to c:mydocuments. Everyone else in the group was able to change the default successfully. I watched her change it, and I didn't see her doing anything wrong. Is there some deeper option that won't allow this change? Where else can I look besides the Tools Options?

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    Re: Default location for files didn't change (2000)

    You'll want to make sure there are no files in the user's XLSTART directory, and/or that there is nothing in the Alternate Startup directory under Tools-Options, General tab. If you've done that, and relaunched Excel, and the problem remains, try this:

    Hit Start-Run and type:

    excel.exe /regserver

    This should reregister Excel into the Windows registry, just in case one of the settings is corrupt.

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    Re: Default location for files didn't change (2000)

    Is this user using the same logon identity each time she logs. From XL2000, each user has there own settings for startup and default directories.

    Andrew C

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    Re: Default location for files didn't change (2000)

    Yes. In fact, she isn't restarting the computer. Just exiting Excel and then re-starting Excel. Could that be it? I thought I'd check the xlstart files and alt startup directory as suggested above.

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