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    Where Paints Defaults To

    How can I tell PAINT.EXE to default to some subdirectory other than My Pictures? Right-clicking on the icon and selecting Properties does not give me the option of specifying a default subdirectory and there seems to be no option inside Paint for setting this either.

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    Re: Where Paints Defaults To

    C:ProgramFilesAccessories is where mine is located at...actually it is located at C:ProgramFilesCommonFilesMicrosoftSharedGrphflt

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    Re: Where Paints Defaults To

    Ronny,
    If you are asking about the default save as and open folder, I do NOT think you can, after all it is a FREE applet that comes with Windows.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Where Paints Defaults To

    I did a little digging and it looks as though Paint is hardwired - and I do mean hardwired, as in written into the program - to look in the default location for My Pictures. One thought that I just had was to change the location of My Pictures, which would change where Paint is looking. That might not be the most desireable thing in the world, but it's better than the default "My Pictures" (I hate even the name for it) in my humble opinion.

    The easiest way to change special folders is to download TweakUI and change the location under the My Computer tab.
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    Re: Where Paints Defaults To

    I'll download it and give it a try. Thanks.

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