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Windows 7: saving files in windows 7

23 Aug 2010   #1
dennis7490

windows 7
 
 
saving files in windows 7

I asked about this before, but no one seemed to know. so, I'm trying a new approach.

when I save a WORD file, it defaults me to a version of "My Documents" where there are no files. this did not happen with XP, and don't ask me how it does this.

I am using OFFICE 2003. If I get OFFICE 2010, will i be able to do something within WORD (2010) as far as saving the file goes, and where it is saved, so I can easily find it?

I spend half my time looking for my files. I did NOT have to do this with XP. All of my files were under MY DOCUMENTS, and it seems to me that Windows 7 has simply confused the issue.

thanks,

Dennis


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23 Aug 2010   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Sorry, but your question is confusing, to me at least.

You say Word saves to a version of "My Documents" where there are no files. Where exactly is it saving them, what is the actual path (C:\.......). To see, do a Save as from Word, then click on the arrow to the right of the Drop down box labeled Save in:. That will show you exactly where the file is being saved. You should be able to change the location to anywhere you want and normally Word will save there the next time.

Key is to use Save as, rather than Save perhaps?

For me, My Documents is actually C:\Users\myuserid\Documents. Under Windows 7, My Documents is a Junction point that connects you to the real location I listed.

This Wiki has a pretty good explanation of Junction Points and Hard Links: NTFS junction point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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23 Aug 2010   #3
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

In word2003 & 2007 you can change the default save location.

In 2003 goto "tools" "options" then click on "file locations" tab in 2007 goto "word options" "save"

I'm not to sure with word 2010 but I'm sure there will be an option like this


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23 Aug 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

All you have to do is to set the target folder (any one you wish) in the "Save as.." window.


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25 Aug 2010   #5
Nahtimu

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Exactly what PooMan said, that way it will 'default' to your desired document storage location.
You may also want to consider using the Windows 7 Libraries... works well,,, good feature...
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25 Aug 2010   #6
dennis7490

windows 7
 
 

How do I take a picture of my window so I can show you what happens. "Save As' does not give me the options shown above.

thanks,

dennis
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25 Aug 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Dennis

Type snipping tool in search. Its easy and works great.
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25 Aug 2010   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Dennis

Type snipping tool in search. Its easy and works great.
Dennis
Can a new member upload images to this Forum direct or need he have a certain number of posts or been a member for a set period before he can upload? I seem to remeber this long, long ago!
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