1.    30 Mar 2017 #1

    Word Documenent Going to Documents Folder Rather Than Desktop ?


    Hello,

    Always something new, I guess.

    I create a simple document in Word.
    Tell Windows10 to put it on the desktop.

    But, lately, it seems to always throw it into the Documents Folder instead.

    Why ?

    How can i get it to put it where I select, and want, the Desktop ?

    (I definitely select the Desktop before doing the Save-As)

    Thanks,
    Bob
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  2.    30 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Maybe your current default file save location has something to do with it?

    https://ccit.college.columbia.edu/knowledgebase/article/how-change-microsoft-office-default-save-locations.php


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  3.    30 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
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    Several older versions of Windows insisted upon saving everything to the Desktop but as suggested the Default for later versions has been the Documents Folder under Users, USERNAME. You can change that setting in later versions to a Folder of your choice, and Yes, the Desktop is a Folder itself when looking at the hierarchy in File Explorer.
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