Change where Windows 7 desktop files are stored


I am moving away from my faithful XP to Windows 7.  I had downloaded a program for XP that would cause any file I saved to my desktop to save in a location other than the C:\ Drive without any interaction from me.  (Saved to a server drive).  I was hoping to do the same with Windows 7.  I have been unsuccessful to get this to happen.  I went into Library Locations and added my desired server location and made it the default.  Still when I do a save as from Excel to my desktop it still goes to C:\Users\.......  I even tried deleting all but my desired location and when I tried saving to the desktop the file location C:\Users\.......  came back.
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Pradeep DubeyConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
Here is some articles for the location change in windows 7 from default:

How to Change the Default Location of User Folders in Windows 7 and Windows 8

How to Change the Default Location of the My Documents Folder

If you want to change the save location of the office files then follow the below steps given in below link:
Ivano ViolaSystem AdministratorCommented:
If you are talking about Office Applications you will need to change the default Save location within Office. I'm not sure what version of Office you are using but here it is in office 2013:

Office Default Save Loction
Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Also if your doing a redirection it is much different in XP than it is for windows 7.  Windows xp redirected your actual my documents folder where windows 7 redirects the library.  to do this manually you would navigate to your desktop folder > properties > location tab.

You can Move or simply change the path of where the folder resides.
DavidH7470Author Commented:
I have that set up already and it's fine when I have documents that I want to put there.  However there are documents that I am using on a temporary basis that I want to put on my desktop and easily access.  Sometimes they may remain there for a long period of time and I like the security of having them on our server which is back up every 15 minutes.  I have lived through hard drive failures on my local PC and have lost documents that were on my desktop.  If all of my desktop documents are on the server than they are much more secure.
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