In the past month or so, all
of the default "save as" locations revert back to the standard "My Documents" folder in all MS Office 2007 applications (Outlook and Word, in particular). In Outlook, I have changed the registry properly, and in Word, my own "save as" location is shown in the "Word Options." So, everything should work just fine. However, every single time I go to save an Outlook attachment, or a Word document, the system ALWAYS defaults back to "My Documents."
Am using Windows 7 Home Premium with SP 1 installed. The reason I think this might be a Windows issue (and not an MS Office issue) is that on my laptop computer running Windows 7 Ultimate with SP 1 installed, I do not experience these "save as" problems.
As I say, this problem has only happened since about a month ago, so am wondering if some recent Windows update has messed up the "save as" function on computers running Windows 7 Home Premium. It is getting very frustrating and time-consuming to have to navigate to the proper folder every time I want to save an attachment or a Word document. I appreciate any help with this problem.