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    Question Change save to location

    Whenever I want to save a file, and I use save/save as in the application, the first choice that pops up is the "Library" choice. But I don't use it since I know where I want to put my data. I'd like to change the choice to my specific file location, which in this case is my D: drive. That way I won't have to make saving a two-step process just to get to the location I want. So...how do I do that?

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    Henry,

    What application are you talking about here. File save locations are usually set via the application's options/settings/preferences menu.

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    Open File Manager, expand the Libraries listing, right-click on My Documents, click Properties, then click Location. In the window, put the folder on your D: drive that you want to use for saving your files, then click OK.

    From now on, the Library choice will be the choice you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Henry,

    What application are you talking about here. File save locations are usually set via the application's options/settings/preferences menu.

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    In this particular instance it was Word, but it's a global setting for all of Office (2010). I just checked my Word Default file location and it is set to "D:\" (which is what I set it to when I installed my software--and applies to all of Office). I also changed the locations of all the default data folders (documents, pictures, music, video, etc.) to the D: drive when I set up the computer. But that's not what comes up when I click Save/Save As. It comes up using the "Libraries" listing, not the particular actual location on the drive I selected.

    Maybe I need to set File Explorer so it doesn't list Libraries as a possible location?
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    I have Office 2010. Both Word and Excel default to Libraries/Documents, not to Libraries. Right now I'm on Windows 7 64-bit, but I don't recall anything different with Windows 7 32-bit.

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    Try setting your default save location in Word to Libraries/Documents, rather than to D:\<foldername>.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    I have Office 2010. Both Word and Excel default to Libraries/Documents, not to Libraries. Right now I'm on Windows 7 64-bit, but I don't recall anything different with Windows 7 32-bit.
    The difference between 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows shouldn't be an issue, both accommodate what program Preferences or Options can set. It is possible to change the Windows default locations to a different drive as shown in #3.

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    Henry,

    I don't know why you are getting that behavior? I have my system setup with the Denouements folder moved to the G: drive and Word set as follows:
    Word Options.PNG

    When I choose SaveAs on a NEW document I get:
    Word SaveAs.PNG

    Of course when I try SaveAs on an existing document loaded from another location the dialog defaults to the location it was loaded from:
    WordSaveAsOld.PNG

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    Who said anything about Win7 32 bit??? Not me. I have 64 bit. But it's not germane in my view. And it's not about where the save/save as default goes to. You can set it to anything you want in Office (File/Options/Save), which I did. I've set it both within the Office options and Windows itself.
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