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How to change default File OPEN folder in Photoshop CS2

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Each time I open Photoshop CS2, I want to open a file from a particlular "default" folder. However, each time the  Photoshop CS2 default FILE OPEN folder is in the area labled "Desktop".

I want to open a folder on a network drive each and every time I open a file. I have no problem manually clicking FILE then OPEN or OPEN AS but it's far too time consuming to always manually open all the folder paths to get to where I want. It takes perhaps a dozen clicks.

I don't see any settings to change the default file open path. OPEN RECENT won't work because that opens a file I've already opened. I need to open a file never before opened in Photoshop.

Currently I have to resort to creating a shortcut on my desktop to the remote folder, right click the file and open in Photoshop. But that seems such a cockeyed way to be forced to use a workaround.

Need help here. If you're absolutely certain there is no setting in Photoshop to do this, just let me know and you get the points after I wait a day for discussion.
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The default folder is stored in the following file -
File name: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Prefs.psp Path: Documents and Settings/ [user profile]/ Application Data/ Adobe/Photoshop/ 9.0/ Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings
Reference for this is http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/331/331483.html
This file cannot be edited, but if you want to reset to default PS CS2 setting, delete or rename it.  Not much help for this question.

There are registry settings, but it reads the above file, so it is useless -
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ADOBE\Photoshop\9.0

If you have Adobe Bridge (a pain in my opinion) they want you to us that to set your default folder.  It will remember the last folder used.

Since you already have the desktop shortcuts, when Photoshop pops up the desktop, just click on that shortcut and you are there.  This is also handy if you have multiple projects you are working on.  Instead of your 12 clicks, it is only one.
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Thanks. Nice to know, just to settle my brain. And chalk one up against Adobe for this rediculous oversite, planned or otherwise. Nearly enough to make me consider different software.
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