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Windows 7: Office 2007 not respecting library location in Win7

24 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Office 2007 not respecting library location in Win7

This is actually a bit more than Office 2007 but the issue is the same (except I know I can set a non-library default location in Office-I just shouldn't have to).

I've changed the location of my Documents library. I created a new folder (*not* buried several layers down in the Users folder), added it to the Documents library, set it as the default save location, then removed all other folders from the library. My Documents library is now the same as my new folder. Period.

Unfortunately Microsoft Office (and some other programs) persist in opening my 'Documents Library' when I save something-but it's not *my* Documents library, it's the default buried in the Users folder. So why doesn't it actually check the library? It makes me wonder if Microsoft really intends people to use libraries or if it's all more smoke & mirrors. Is there something I missed that's still telling programs my Documents library is in the default location? When I open Documents, either from the Start menu or from the Navigation pane in Explorer I get exactly what I expect, my new folder. Only when I'm saving documents from within a program does it mess up. Any suggestions?

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24 Nov 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I assume you got the new Documents folder with INCLUDE into the library. That apparently does not work. Try to change the location (of the original Documents folder) with the location tab in properties of the folder. That will probably work better.
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25 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks. I'll give it a try. Any idea of why the obvious approach doesn't work? I'm assuming that Microsoft didn't take an obvious approach in designing libraries (e.g. storing folder info under a 'library' key in the registry)-but if it were an obvious oversight like that I'd think they would have fixed it by now.
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25 Nov 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I really don't know. I noticed several times that the office products don't play well with the system. Office is a completely different division in MS and they don't seem to talk to their OS buddies. Since they make most of the MS revenue, they probably think that they are king.
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25 Nov 2013   #5

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

In office 2007 I've never been offered any other location other than where the template was located offices default save location,
I don't believe that would matter where that location was set to I use user/ documents and a folder inside of that.
Some templates are in different sub folders but it's the same result when saving or save as the doc....
To memory office 2007 was released before Vista or about the same time so Libraries were still on the drawing board
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