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How to Change the default save location in Windows 2008 / W7 to a Custom Folder ?

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Hello,

I'm trying to find how to change the save/open default location in windows 7 and windows 2008 R2  by GPO ?
By Default it's in the library for all my users, I want to put it on a network drive if it's possible.

thanks !

Mathias
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by:Michael Dyer
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You can right click on "My Documents" and change the target folder location and that should change the defaults.
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I don't want to change the location of "My Documents" and i'm trying to do it by GPO to change it for all my users !
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edit : i want to juste change the default location of the dialog box
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Every Program saves in a different location the default is setup within the Program.

For example Office:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13880_3-9861806-68.html

You can change office through a GPO but this is one program not all.

I have not tried this but you can give this a shot to see what is configured.

http://xperiencexp.blogspot.com/2005/06/how-to-change-default-save-in-location.html
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by:Mathias75000
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You're right Dariusg about office, but after reflexion, i think i can resolve my problem by changing the default location when you open the windows explorer.
I already did it before ... but can't remember ! :)

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ok i found it : http://www.maxi-pedia.com/Windows+7+Explorer+default+folder
but any idea to do it with a GPO ?
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but it doesn't resolve my problem ;)
i think i'll have to change all my folder redirection ...
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i'm back to my first question ... can't find the default open location for common programs ..
any idea ?
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yep, but that's not something that I can do with GPO for lot of users ...
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That is the only way to actually change that I can think of. I don't think there is a direct GPO to change.

http://xperiencexp.blogspot.com/2005/06/how-to-change-default-save-in-location.html
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yes i did not find something else about that.
Anyway thanks !
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