change the default save location from libraries to another folder

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  1. Posts : 52
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       #1

    change the default save location from libraries to another folder


    When I try to save a file the default location that pops up is in libraries. How can I choose a different folder as the default saving location?
    For example: in Word -->customize the ribbon-->export all customizations. The default location to save is in libraries. How can I change this?

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  2. Posts : 2,973
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #2

    I think it depends on the application.
    For example, Google Chrome has its own thing:
    change the default save location from libraries to another folder-image.png
    Every time I want to "Save As" something, it shows me the Desktop as the default folder to start from.


    And check out this link:
    How to Change the Default Save Location for Files and Folders on Windows 10 & 11
    Scroll halfway down the page to:
    "How to Change the Default Save Location Through File Explorer"
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  3. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #3

    Almost all applications will open up the last SaveAs location the next time you use SaveAs.
    Almost all applications will use the last Save / SaveAs location the next time you use Save.
    Almost all applications will use the last Open file location the next time you use Open file.
    Almost all applications will use the location from which a file was opened when it is saved.

    MSOffice Word also has a default location that can be set in File menu, Options.
    But it also follows the general rules above.


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  4. Posts : 52
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    Thread Starter
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    Try3 said:
    Almost all applications will open up the last SaveAs location the next time you use SaveAs.
    Almost all applications will use the last Save / SaveAs location the next time you use Save.
    Almost all applications will use the last Open file location the next time you use Open file.

    MSOffice Word also has a default location that can be set in File menu, Options.
    But it also follows the general rules above.


    Denis
    Well, try to export the customisations of the ribbon in Word or Excel (the example I mentioned). It doesn’t remember where I saved it a second ago let alone a day before.
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  5. Posts : 2,973
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    I have Word 2016. I just tried changing this setting, and "Save As" a new document, and it went to that new Desktop location, instead of Documents (which it was at for default).

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  6. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Entropy said:
    When I try to save a file the default location that pops up is in libraries. How can I choose a different folder as the default saving location?
    I addressed your question.

    Entropy said:
    Well, try to export the customisations of the ribbon in Word or Excel (the example I mentioned). It doesn’t remember where I saved it a second ago let alone a day before.
    You chose to give an example that bore no relation to your question. I addressed your question.

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  7. Posts : 52
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Where to save a file in the "Save As" option in Word was not my question. I posted the example twice but nobody seems to pay attention!
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  8. Posts : 2,973
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    Entropy said:
    Where to save a file in the "Save As" option in Word was not my question. I posted the example twice but nobody seems to pay attention!
    I apologize. You're right. I trailed off a bit, now I know what you're talking about. Let me see if I can find a way to change the default save location for "Export all customizations".
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  9. Posts : 2,973
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       #9

    1) Okay, the first thing that came to my mind is that it is very rare to "consistently" save the Office Ribbon's settings, hence making me reach a conclusion that I'm not sure Microsoft really designed an option to save the default location for Importing/Exporting the Ribbon's settings.
    2) I tried searching online for the past 15 minutes or so, and cannot find anything really of a way to change the default location for that specific setting. Assuming that this is customizable, one would have to do some pretty intense research online to find some tutorial that shows how to change that.
    Here's a link to results that could be useful:
    office "export all customizations" change default location - Search
    3) I know exactly what you mean by how the default location for many Save features are in the Documents or Libraries or whatnot. So I made my own little custom "Shortcut" that takes me to the Desktop, and I can go from there. This is not the solution you're looking for, but it's more of a ...shortcut... to make things a little simpler:
    change the default save location from libraries to another folder-image.png

    I apologize that I cannot find the exact solution you want...
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  10. Posts : 17,015
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Entropy said:
    When I try to save a file the default location that pops up is in libraries. How can I choose a different folder as the default saving location?
    Entropy said:
    Where to save a file in the "Save As" option in Word was not my question.
    Well, it looked like that was your question. So I addressed Save, SaveAs and even Open file but all you do is complain.

    Entropy said:
    I posted the example twice but nobody seems to pay attention!
    As for your customisation file "example", that ought to obey what is set in
    Try3 said:
    ... File menu, Options.
    But it also follows the general rules ...
    Mine does.



    Denis
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