Wordpad Default Save Location

Posted on 2007-07-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Using free WordPad in Windows XP Pro.  Does anyone know how to modify the registry so that the default "save" and "save as" never changes?  The way it is now, WordPad remembers where the previous save was and uses that the next time you save.
Question by:KM6728
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    I don't believe it is possible.  It's a built in "feature".
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    One option would be to customise the Save and Save As dialogue box.

    Start> Run
    Type GPEDIT.MSC and click ok

    Then navigate to

    User Configuration >Administrative Templates >Windows Components >Windows Explorer
    >Common Open File Dialog
    Double click 'Items displayed in Places Bar'
    Click 'Enabled' then enter your default save location in 'Item 1'
    Click ok

    Now everytime you click Save or Save as it will still open at the last place but you will have a quick link to your default location.
    Not perfect I know but maybe something to think about if you can't find another solution.

    Changing this changes it for all applications on your computer
    You're restricted to 5 locations and unless you specify them they default to 'MyDocuments'

    Hope this helps

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    Expert Comment

    Forgot to mention that this will only work if you are using XP Pro


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