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Windows 7: Problem with DEFAULT save location

07 Dec 2010   #1
jimheller

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Problem with DEFAULT save location

We have a number of users who use Adobe Acrobat. When we do a "save as", by default it directs us to a folder called OLK and that is a hidden folder.
Can anyone help me with instructions on how to change the default "save as" to a folder of our choosing?
Thanks
I apprciate your time.
Jim


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07 Dec 2010   #2
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I'd look for a setting within the program itself. There should be an option to assign the default save / save as folder.
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07 Dec 2010   #3
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Pricetech is correct.

Just want to add that its weird that the default save folder is a hidden folder - unless someone changed it to a hidden folder afterwards. Might want to look into that.
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07 Dec 2010   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

AFAIK, You can't specify the default save location within the program.

The OLK folder is a default save location for Microsoft Office Programs and, I guess, other programs assume that location as well. The only way to change this location involves a registry change. Change this location at your own risk:

Find the Microsoft Outlook Temporary OLK folder
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07 Dec 2010   #5
jimheller

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pricetech View Post
I'd look for a setting within the program itself. There should be an option to assign the default save / save as folder.
Thanks for the suggestion, can't find any setting anywhere in Adobe to allow me to direct the saves to where I wantr them to go.
Once the file has been saved to a folder, if you do a "save as" again it will take you to the folder you had directed it to.
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07 Dec 2010   #6
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I suspected that as well.

Just seems there should be a way to specify where you want it to save to.
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07 Dec 2010   #7
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
The OLK folder is a default save location for Microsoft Office Programs and, I guess, other programs assume that location as well. The only way to change this location involves a registry change. Change this location at your own risk:

Find the Microsoft Outlook Temporary OLK folder
No they wouldn't, they would normally have their own folders. Some programs actually will save files/folders in the Documents folder.

Anyway the ONLY programs that should be using Microsoft folder's are Microsoft programs. Adobe usually creates it's own folders, sometimes in the Documents folder.

What Adobe product is this anyway??? Never mind... I see it - Acrobat. I'll check mine for save as options.

I just checked my settings, though there is no default setting, you can save it where you want.

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07 Dec 2010   #8
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I would agree, "normally". Except the OP is stating that the OLK is the folder Adobe is saving to, by default. So, I think it's safe to assume the qualifiers of "wouldn't", "should", and "usually" don't apply in this case as something's quite awry here. Somehow Adobe (and maybe other programs) has assumed this default temporary location that MS Office products use, I just don't know how unless we're missing some more information (i.e. it doesn't always save to this location, or this was just the last saved location and not the default).

Perhaps, the default save location of the Documents (or others) Library has been changed...

Change a Library’s Default Save Location in Windows 7 — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides
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07 Dec 2010   #9
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Something doesn't sound right here. I can't help but get the feeling that someone has did something to cause Adobe's Acrobat files to be automatically saved to a hidden Microsoft outlook folder; Unless the file is in outlook message format (.msg)

Thus the bigger question is what files (extensions) are those saved files in? That might help with the mystery. Being that this is Adobe Acobat I assume they would be PDF files, but....
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08 Dec 2010   #10
jimheller

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Everyone has been very helpful. Here is another piece of info.
I create forms for use here using Adobe Acrobat and these forms are emailed to staff.
They open the form via Outlook email and then they fill out the form and need to do a "save as". when they do this it defaults to the OLK folder nd you have to maunaully direct it to another location. Users who are in a hurry, don't pay attenion and the file gets saved to the OLK folder and then they can never find it again.
Also interesting is this: once the file has been saved to a new location and you open it back up again, if you do a "save as" again, it does not default to the OLK folder.
Thanks for the help.
Jim
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