Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Desktop

04 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

New to Windows 7, ran XP in windows classic.

I am used to saving a file out of a folder and visibly onto the desktop to edit it and save under a different name and possibly in a different folder. No issues

With 7 it does not save the file visibly onto the desktop but into the desktop folder. Not where I want it. How do I get the file to save onto the desktop?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Note quite sure what your asking, Are you trying to move a file from a folder to your desktop for editing? Or are you saving something edited to your desktop?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Choose "Save As" ( Usually Shift Ctrl S ) from the keyboard).

Or from the dropdown menu;

( Screenshot is notepad, but practically all editors use the same or similar commands).

You will get a screen like this;

and can save the file wherever you want.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)

Check out this post. It'll make future saving to desktop easier too
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The Desktop folder should be the same thing as your actual desktop. I save things there all the time because I use my desktop as my scratch pad area.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Desktop Resurrection - Need power supply for 2002 Dell desktop
Wasn't sure if this is the right category but I guess it's ultimately a question of hardware... In case you don't want to read the whole background, my ultimate question is, Which power supply should I look to get to replace the dead one in the old unit? I just moved into an off-campus house...
Hardware & Devices
icon created in xp-mode desktop not appearing in win7 desktop
first of all, thanks for all those who have aided me in getting to my virtual pc xp mode now please, a couple of NEW queries: query 1 I have installed a 16 bit DOS based application in the C: of the virtual XP Mode (it is a DOS based application, so there is no installing...
Desktop icon placement does not survive a desktop refresh or a reboot
Recently my desktop icon placement has not been able to stay put if I do a desktop refresh or a computer reboot. I have looked at many internet hits on this same topic and no solution suggested has worked. I've tried them all til I'm blue in the face! I have done the IconCache.db thing where...
General Discussion
Bing Desktop - Set Homepage Image as Desktop Background in Windows 7
How to Set or Unset Bing Homepage Image in Bing Desktop as Desktop Background in Windows 7 Bing Desktop is available for computers that are running XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, as well as Windows Server 2008 and 2012, and is available in English (US), English (UK), French, German,...
Desktop creating two copies of files when moving items to desktop..
I've searched and I get not even one link on this. I have a clean install of Windows 7 plus Firefox and Dell Drivers.. My problem is it creates a ghost like file that really isn't there because if I delete one, the other becomes inaccessible and I have to manually refresh using F5. Also, when I...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+