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Windows 7: Saving to a library location that is NOT the default save location

27 May 2012   #1

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Saving to a library location that is NOT the default save location

OK, I've googled and searched for this as much as I can. I'm a new Windows 7 user. I have a library (Documents) with three folders included. Call them folders A, B, and C. I understand how to set the default save location. Let's say I've set it to Folder A. Now, I want to save a file in *Folder B* by using the convenient Libraries button. Let's further say that Folder B is the location "C:\FolderB". It seems that IF there is a subfolder, say "C:\FolderB\test", I can save it there by clicking Libraries, expanding FolderB, and double clicking on "test". HOWEVER, if C:\FolderB has no subfolders, I can't seem to save there by using Libraries.

That is to say: IF you have a folder in your Library that is not the default save location AND that folder has no subfolders, there's no way to save there by starting from the Libraries button. Is this correct? (If so, it is rather disappointing and seems to undermine the idea of Libraries so I hope I'm missing something...)

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27 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I might be missing your intended idea, but if you name the folder, such as "Test B", then you should be able to save the .ext (if named) to that particular folder by clicking on the "C" drive... wait for it (the drive) to show up, then save.

If you name a .txt file (or another extention) and save it to your desktop, you can also move it to that named folder on "C" drive.

Just curious as to why you want to have different named folders on "C" drive when you can use the Documents folder?
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29 May 2012   #3

win 7 x64 Home

@Jacee: yes, I know how to save to C:\FolderB. The point is, if I'm going to use the Libraries paradigm, it would be nice if I could use Libraries to save there.

Anyway, since it doesn't seem that I overlooked anything obvious, it looks like Libraries will not suit my needs. Oh well!
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29 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Let's say you are trying to save a picture online to your computer, or save a Word document. When you go to save the file it should take you to the appropriate library. On the left had side of the save window, you should see a jump list for going to other libraries and other folders. If you move the cursor over top of the different library names, you should see arrows (triangles) appear next to the different libraries. Click the arrow and all folders included should be there. In the picture below, while saving a file in word, I clicked the arrow next to the documents library. I also made a folder on my desktop called "Test B" and added to the Documents library, which you can clearly see.


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