Default Save As Directory changes after logoff
Posted on 2006-04-06
We recently rolled out several Windows XP workstations with Office 2003 (prior stations were Win2kPro, Office XP). Users can change the save as directory with no problem, and the setting is remembered the next time they go to save a file. However, once a log off or restart occurs, the default directory goes back to My Documents.
For example, we have a user who saves PDF's that are opened from a web app in IE. When she goes to save the PDF (either with the Adobe "Save Copy" or via File\Save As), the save directory comes up the first time as My Documents. She switches to the directory she wants, and she is good to go for the rest of the day (or until she logs out and back in).
This was not an issue with the prior Win2k machines. The directory was remembered regardless of login/logoff. Is there a setting somewhere that I can change to make this happen with XP?
Thanks so much!