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Windows 7: Changing the default save location of things from Documents


25 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Changing the default save location of things from Documents

Hello all!

I was always wondering,

Is there some way that I can change the default save location of things? For instance.. Games... Virtual machines.. I want JUST documents to be in documents rather then a bunch of BS stuff. If I make a folder in documents like "BS Folder" and put everything I don't want in there then it confuses the software.

Is there anyway I can change something or work around it so when I click Documents in the start menu a select folder pops up that is full of stuff I want it to be full of.

Hopefully that makes sense..

As you can see in the photo.. I want stuff like that out of my Documents and somewhere else.

Thanks!



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26 Mar 2013   #2

 

It sounds to me like you are talking about the Documents library and that you have folders "included" in this library that you do not want to be included anymore. Is this correct?
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26 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
It sounds to me like you are talking about the Documents library and that you have folders "included" in this library that you do not want to be included anymore. Is this correct?
Yes exactly.
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26 Mar 2013   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DexterityFlux View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
It sounds to me like you are talking about the Documents library and that you have folders "included" in this library that you do not want to be included anymore. Is this correct?
Yes exactly.
There are 2 ways to do this that I know of. I think the easiest way is to expand the Documents library in the left-hand pane, right-click the unwanted folder in the Documents library and then choose "Remove location from library".
Library - Remove a Included Folder
You can also click the blue link at the top of the Documents library where it says the number of locations. Click it, and then in the little window that comes up you get to add and remove any folder you want.
Library - Include a Folder
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26 Mar 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello DexterityFlux, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, the tutorial below can help show you how to set the default "Save" location for a library.

Library - Set Save Folder
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