MS "Save As" Function Recently started Working Differently


  1. Posts : 4
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    MS "Save As" Function Recently started Working Differently


    I have been using windows 10 for about a year with no significant problems. However, recently, when I go to "save as" in any MS file it no longer gives me the Explorer view of my various files. Instead I get the attached view to save my files.

    For all of my long time use of MS anytime I did "save as" it would navigate and display the contents of my folders and subfolders I used to organize my file on my hard drive, I chose which folder or file to save it to from there. Now I see the attached.

    As I said earlier, I have been using Windows 10 for about a year now but recently changed to a HP laptop from a Dell. Previous windows 10 did the “save as” in the traditional manner it went directly to windows explorer when I did a "save as" file. I do not think that changing to HP should have anything to do with it no longer saving.

    Please Help
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    It's now File Explorer since Win8 and just saying you have Win10 doesn't cut it anymore, need to know more about the Version and the Build number as there's 2 versions of Win10 available, one is the RTM and the other is the Insider Preview [BETA/test] version and they can look and maybe work a bit different. The RTM is probably 1511 and the other is 1607. The Anniversary Update is also Version 1607 but is slow getting to the RTM installs.

    It looks like you are doing the Save As from within a program, might be important to know which. At the top of the list of files where it says Documents is an up arrow, click that to move to different Folders to make a different choice.

    My HP, Dell and Toshiba Notebooks work the same using Version 1511 Build 10586.545.
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  3. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    My Windows 10 build is 1511. When I click on the you arrow as you suggested it just moves my up the file chain.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    And that is what it is supposed to do to give you choices as to where you want to save. The actual File Explorer looks a bit different on mine, I don't have the blue sidebar but that' probably because I turned it off. I double-click the This PC icon to find more drives then click one of those to find more Folders then open whatever I want.
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  5. AndreTen's Avatar
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    morrisg said:
    I have been using windows 10 for about a year with no significant problems. However, recently, when I go to "save as" in any MS file it no longer gives me the Explorer view of my various files. Instead I get the attached view to save my files.

    For all of my long time use of MS anytime I did "save as" it would navigate and display the contents of my folders and subfolders I used to organize my file on my hard drive, I chose which folder or file to save it to from there. Now I see the attached.

    As I said earlier, I have been using Windows 10 for about a year now but recently changed to a HP laptop from a Dell. Previous windows 10 did the “save as” in the traditional manner it went directly to windows explorer when I did a "save as" file. I do not think that changing to HP should have anything to do with it no longer saving.

    Please Help
    With the change of PC (or laptop) you've also changed MS Office. Save as dialogue is from Office 2016 (or new Office 365).

    If you have license for older office you can go back, but this dialogue is really not that bad. Again, it is only for Office, not Windows 10.
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  6. Scottyboy99's Avatar
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    If you click 'browse' in that screenshot I believe it gives you back the more familiar explorer look
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  7. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Scottyboy99 said:
    If you click 'browse' in that screenshot I believe it gives you back the more familiar explorer look
    Or if he clicks on any folder name on the right list.
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  8. Mystere's Avatar
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    That is the new "Cloud Integration" feature of Office 2016. You must have used an older version of Office before.

    In fact, that dialog (or a version similar to it) has been in place since Office 2013. It allows you to choose either local, or various cloud providers (OneDrive, DropBox, Google Drive, etc..) Once you click browse, it should give a more common dialog that you're used to.
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  9. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
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    Fantastic. All of you guys were correct. I clicked on the browse, it brought up a very small version of the explorer file, but by stretching the box to full size in each of the MS products Word, Excel, PPT etc. and then saving it now opens like the old versions of office. You were correct about me using an older version. I was using 2013.

    While your help provided the solution I still need to click browse each time I "save as" but while that adds an extra step it opens the old File explorer version. I suppose a small price to pay!

    Thanks much to you guys again. You have been a tremendous help. I am a professor at The University of Alabama and getting ready for my students for the upcoming semester, This computer problem was not helping me focus, but you help changed that in a positive sense. Best to all of you.
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