save as default location

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)?
hogan456Asked:
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graham_kConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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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kahleanCommented:
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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tawfiqmCommented:
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_kCommented:
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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hogan456Author Commented:
graham k
thanks but how do i allocate the points to you?
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hogan456Author Commented:
thanks graham k
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