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Windows 7: Cannot "save to" desktop or Recent places folders

26 Apr 2015   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Cannot "save to" desktop or Recent places folders

Cannot SAVE TO "desktop" or "recent places" for browser downloads OR even local docs e.g. save notepad to desktop.


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27 Apr 2015   #2
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

*bump*
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27 Apr 2015   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

There's no need to bump posts - that's a sure way to make sure you get ignored. You don't pay for the advice you get here, so show a little gratitude and be a bit patient.

To your issue : what error message do you get when you try to save to desktop?
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27 Apr 2015   #4
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey Golden. Thanks for responding. No error messages involved. When u click 'save to' those 2 locations (Desktop & recent places) are no longer destination options. They just don't appear in the 'right click & save to a location' list.
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27 Apr 2015   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

That sounds to me like a context menu issue. I'll ask Brink to have a look at it since he understands it better.
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27 Apr 2015   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello AaLF,

If this is happening in the common file dialog box, then the tutorial below may be able to help to add them back.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

If this is not it, then please post some screenshots showing what you are seeing to see if it may better help to ID the issue.
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