Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       #1

    Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives


    I have notepad/text files saved on my Win 10 Pro Desktop, I have them in my "C" drive as well as other drives. I don't do this often, but I tried today and I tried all the easily found fixes (Controlled Folder Access-OFF). I would appreciate some help on this. It isn't life threatening but it annoys me. Win 10 has not been kind to me. My Printer is very intermittent in its operation. Sometimes it prints, sometimes it ignores me.Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives-untitledwin10.jpg
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  2. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #2

    Open notepad, enter some data. Click on File then Save as. What is the location shown in Address bar? I just tried it and mine is set to Libraries > Documents. Where is yours pointing?

    Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives-image.png

    You should be able to change that to wherever you want it and notepad should remember that and use it in the future, at least that's how it works for me.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Ztruker said:
    Open notepad, enter some data. Click on File then Save as. What is the location shown in Address bar? I just tried it and mine is set to Libraries > Documents. Where is yours pointing?

    Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives-image.png

    You should be able to change that to wherever you want it and notepad should remember that and use it in the future, at least that's how it works for me.
    This problem is a recent one. I have used Notepad and saved to my desktop many times in the past. My Address bar reads : This PC>Desktop as it has from the very first time I used it. Now it wont save anywhere. Thanks for trying.
    Notepad not saving to desktop or any of my hard drives-notepadprob.jpg
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  4. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #4

    If you click in the address bar, what does This PC > Desktop resolve to?
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