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Netbeans Open project initial dir

Hi everybody.
My Netbeans IDE 8.1 (on WIndows 10 x64), when I click Open project button, always uses as initial dir Documents folder. I would like change it to my C:\xampp\htdocs directory.
I have already tried every suggestion found googling. Specifically, I changed %APPDATA%\NetBeans\8.1\config\Preferences\org\netbeans\modules\projectui.properties setting projectsFolder to my target but the setting is always deleted by Netbeans itself.
I even posted a topic in Netbeans forum: 30 views, 0 answers!

I just hope here there be a Netbeans user who personally knows how to do it.

I'll pray you to not waste time with Google: I already spent a lot of hours doing it without success :-(

Thank you
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When you create new project set project folder and as of now when you created the project go to project configuration and edit the same project folder to desired;
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@Marco: I wish so many applications had a feature that let you set the initial directory!  Probably anything being written today has such a feature, but some of my old and trusty apps still start in My Documents every time.
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@Ray. Yes, I remember those old applications :-) What's surprising me is that a modern IDE such as Netbeans - yes I know you love PhpStorm, but it's a bit too expensive to me ;-) - didn't offer this settings through the option panel. I think every developer stores his projects in some specific folder and I have some doubt it could be the standard Document folder.
I think even It should be 'settable' (sorry for the bad neologism) even on a project- type basis: one for php projects, anotherone for Android projects and so on, isn't it?
Anyway, at least now I don't have to go through the directory tree anytime I open a project :-)
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Fo8und solution by myself.

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