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Windows 7: Can't save to my desktop?

23 Feb 2010   #1
brubble

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can't save to my desktop?

I feed dumb: I save everything to my desktop, manipulate it, then file where it belongs.

On Win7, I can't find the desktop icon from the save dialog box. When saving, I see on the left screen panel:
  • "Library" [Docs, Pics, Music, Vids]
  • "Favorites" [Downloads, recent Places]
  • "Homegroup"
  • "Computer" [HP (C), Factory Image (D), Local Disc (Q)]
  • "Network"
What am I doing wrong - I just need quick access to save to Desktop as in all previous Windows OS versions.

Thanks!

Win7 Home Premium; 64bit



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23 Feb 2010   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

When I click "Save As" this is what I get it. I just choose Desktop on the left


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23 Feb 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just create a new library "Desktop".
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23 Feb 2010   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Just create a new library "Desktop".
Why? It should be right there
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23 Feb 2010   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Just create a new library "Desktop".
Why? It should be right there
Not always.

Browse to Desktop folder, rightclick and Create Library
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23 Feb 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Just create a new library "Desktop".
Why? It should be right there

But not as a library. Just an additional convenience. And it does not cost anything.
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02 May 2010   #7
damonrd

Windows 7
 
 
Here's your answer

I had the same problem you've described. I was unable to get an answer at any forums. I went to justanswers.com and paid to get an answer there. Here was the answer given:

- On your task bar Click "Windows Explorer". This is the icon that looks like a folder. It is to the right of the E which is "Internet Explorer"
- In the Left hand pane, click the triangle next to Computer.
- Click the triangle next to Local Disk (C
- Click the triangle next to your username
-Highlight the Desktop folder
- Now scroll up in the left hand pane until you can see your favorites. Right click the word favorites and choose Add Current Location to Favorites. Upon doing this your Desktop should appear in the favorites menu.
- Close Explorer and then open Microsoft Excel or Word. See if you can now save to the desktop.

Do this and you will be HAPPY once again!!


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02 May 2010   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Thanks damonrd,
It's too bad you paid for that it would have been free here, but nevertheless your help is appreciated and welcome to the forum.
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10 Jan 2011   #9
rwolffd12

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Thank you

Damonrd,

Like derekimo, I thank you so much for your very clear instructions how to get it done. I called Microsoft because my computer is only 4 weeks old. Their 20,000 miles away non-rep would only direct me to HP. I asked him at least 5 times, "What do you guys do every day besides sell? Do you help anyone?" He was fumbing for a response because I kept asking him again and again (it was the minor thrill through the aggravating experience), but he offered no help. The flip side was over the weekend when I needed help transferring my itunes library to my new HP computer. I talked to someone from our country and she helped me at no cost. Without a doubt, this is my final Microsoft computer. Everyone deserves better than this. They have killed their golden goose. Again, Damon, you were a life-saver!
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10 Jan 2011   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Just create a new library "Desktop".
It's not supposed to be a library...it belongs under favorites and it's easy to add.
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