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Posted on 2001-08-01
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The usual default location for 'save as' is My Documents
Most apps will default to save in that folder.
Does anyone know how to alter that(reg value)?
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Question by:hogan456
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by:kahlean
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are you mean doing this for office application?

THere is File Locations setting in Word. Search for Tools-Options-File Locations.

Regards
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by:tawfiqm
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run regedit and goto
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-720181523-1361280740-312552118-3858\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

then choose 'Save Directory' and change the path of save to what you want.
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graham_k earned 40 total points
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sure, but I'm an NT machine at the moment and am not able to manage the registry! I'll check tonight & post toorrow.

In the meantime, what I did was simply to start regit and search for "my documents". It may occur a few times, but it will be obvious when you find it  - it will be alongside the directories for the recycle bin, the wondows directory, etc. probably under "HKCU\software\microsof\windows\current version" in a subkey. Just change the string value (mine points to C:\data) and it's done.


Ok, found it on a web search, so ignore the above :-)

first option, to change the location of the My Documents folder, right-click the My Documents
icon and choose Properties

regsitry method - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders


see also http://www.primeconsulting.com/articles/wuon/v1i1pg8.htm
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by:graham_k
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hogan456, I would advise you to reject the answer until you have tried it, as you will almost certainly find that  it does not do what you want.


tawfiqm, you give a MS IE regsitry key. Where did you read Inetrnet Explorer in the question?  I would advise you to read the guidelines on comments vs answers athe bottom of the page.




The standard answer to this question is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
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by:hogan456
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graham k
thanks but how do i allocate the points to you?
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by:hogan456
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thanks graham k
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