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Windows 7: Saving files - How to set a directory in the drop down area?

06 Mar 2014   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Saving files - How to set a directory in the drop down area?


When saving a file, instead of navigating several directories, is it possible to save a particular directory in the drop down area? If not, maybe set up said directory on the left (with other default dirs).

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06 Mar 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello LemonHead, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could add a link to where you want to save them under Favorites in the navigation pane to make it easier to select.

Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
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06 Mar 2014   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thanks for the link, but I probably didn't explain the issue properly.

When I save a file, the Save As window pops up (see attached screenshot).Name:  save-as-1.JPG
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Size:  49.5 KB. In the actual drop down area (at the top) is where I'd like to place the directory.

I used to be able to do this in XP with file path most used (I think).

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06 Mar 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ah, I see. In that case, you could use the tutorial below to customize the places bar on the left to have up to 5 locations you would like instead.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar
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