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Windows 7: Resetting save options

11 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Resetting save options

Hi -- it use to be when I tried to save a file (e.g., a file received over email) that when I did a "save as" the window that opened was my Desktop (where I have all my working files). Quick and easy to save the file to the correct folder. Now, when I do the same thing, the window that opens is my Documents (a library). So to starting saving the file, I have to click on my hard drive, then Users, then (my user file), then Desktop. 4 clicks to do what use to be automatic to my Desktop. Any advice of how to reconfigure for my former experience would be helpful.

Thank you.

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11 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello deltawaters31, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Normally, the "save as" type dialogs will open to the same location as the last time.

You should be able to also click on Favorites (navigation pane) and desktop to get it to 2 clicks instead.

Hope this helps some,
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11 Jan 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

In addition to what Brink told you, if the Favorites > Desktop is not present you can also click the small arrowhead on Save As dialog addressbar:

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