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    Modifying "Save in:" in Windows 7

    I would like to modify the left portion of the Save file/attachment/etc. window. Currently it shows the following:

    My Recent Documents
    Desktop
    My Documents
    My Computer
    My Network Places

    I have been burnt in the past with a lockup or crash which has made me re-think the way I use hard drives. Now only the OS and programs are installed on the "C" drive, with the "D" drive containing my Downloads, My Documents, My Pictures, etc. files.

    I want to add these as locations to save to from Windows Explorer, or applications. To do this, I have to modify the Save In portion of the save windows for those applications.

    Is there an easy (or moderately difficult) means to do this? It would sure make life easier. Now I have to go to My Computer and then through all the folders on my D drive to get to where I want to go.

    Even the "My Recent Documents" doesn't always show any locations on the 'D' drive. Is there a common place or adjustment for all applications, or is this application dependent?

    PS I do not like the "Libraries" feature of Windows 7 - it adds too much overhead. I have to scroll past the default settings to get to my usable locations.
    Last edited by TheCyberRon; 2012-05-01 at 17:40.

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    CyberRon,

    Welcome to the lounge as a new poster.

    You can add your D: drive and/or folders on the D: drive to your Favorites.
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    Thanks. But as you can see in my post, the "Favorites" link does not show in the "Save in" window.

    I'll try to post a picture of the Window in mind. This one is from Outlook (trying to save an attachment).

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    on some programs such as Firefox you can set the default save folder in the options /General tab for downloaded files. Other programs may have settings for default saving locations I don't know.
    Also I have no idea where this 'save in' windows is in win 7. can only find 'save as' in open programs where you can direct the file to be saved where ever you want..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCyberRon View Post
    Thanks. But as you can see in my post, the "Favorites" link does not show in the "Save in" window.

    I'll try to post a picture of the Window in mind. This one is from Outlook (trying to save an attachment).
    Ron,

    What version of Outlook are you using? It seems to work just fine in Outlook 2010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Ron,

    What version of Outlook are you using? It seems to work just fine in Outlook 2010.
    SaveAs.PNG
    Unfortunately (or fortunately - to each his own) I have Office 2003 - same as at work.

    Here is the Outlook Save In window:
    Outlook 'Look in'.jpg

    Here is the same in Firefox (to upload the picture):
    Firefox 'Save In'.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Ron,

    What version of Outlook are you using? It seems to work just fine in Outlook 2010.
    SaveAs.PNG
    Unfortunately (or fortunately - to each his own) I have Office 2003 - same as at work.


    Here is the Outlook Save In window:
    Outlook 'Look in'.jpg

    Here is the same in Firefox (to upload the picture):
    Firefox 'Save In'.jpg

    This is under Windows 7-64 bit. Firefox is version 3.6.28. I can't get the latest - it disables my password program. Internet Explorer 9.0.6 works fine with it.

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    Ron,

    Here's a Microsoft article on modifying the Places Bar maybe it will help.
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    Thanks to everyone. Between the Microsoft article and the Favorites tip, I have at least a partial solution.

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