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04 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

New to Windows 7, ran XP in windows classic.

I am used to saving a file out of a folder and visibly onto the desktop to edit it and save under a different name and possibly in a different folder. No issues

With 7 it does not save the file visibly onto the desktop but into the desktop folder. Not where I want it. How do I get the file to save onto the desktop?

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04 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Note quite sure what your asking, Are you trying to move a file from a folder to your desktop for editing? Or are you saving something edited to your desktop?
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04 Jan 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Choose "Save As" ( Usually Shift Ctrl S ) from the keyboard).

Or from the dropdown menu;

( Screenshot is notepad, but practically all editors use the same or similar commands).

You will get a screen like this;

and can save the file wherever you want.
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04 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)

Check out this post. It'll make future saving to desktop easier too
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04 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The Desktop folder should be the same thing as your actual desktop. I save things there all the time because I use my desktop as my scratch pad area.
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