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Windows 7: Documents Saved to Flash Drive

02 Dec 2017   #1
OriginalsbyTerr

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Documents Saved to Flash Drive

This problem is driving me nuts. I will create a document and the click "Save". Word then saves it to a flash drive, instead of to Documents. Then I have to go searching for it and put it in Documents.

This is an intermittent problem. Does anyone know what is causing it?


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02 Dec 2017   #2
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Sounds like you need to set the default save folder to point to documents. Not sure which version of Word you are using but in Word 2013 it's done like this:


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02 Dec 2017   #3
OriginalsbyTerr

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No, I did not do that. It just happens out of the blue and then corrects itself.
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02 Dec 2017   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Regargless of whether you did it or not, did you check to see that the default save location points to where you want your documents saved?
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02 Dec 2017   #5
OriginalsbyTerr

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I went and looked and it seems to be set properly. See attachment.


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02 Dec 2017   #6
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

When you create a new document, how are you doing that? Opening Word from the Start Menu?

BTW, what version of Word are you using?
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02 Dec 2017   #7
OriginalsbyTerr

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I have an icon for Word at the bottom of the screen which I usually use. Sometimes, however, I open a new document from an existing one.

I have Word 2007
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04 Dec 2017   #8
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

If you start Word using the icon on your desktop, type some text, then click Save, it should prompt you for a file name and location.

When you start Word using an existing document, clicking save should save it to the same location where the original document existed.

You're saying that in both of these cases, when you click Save, it just automatically saves it to your flash drive? What filename does it use?
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04 Dec 2017   #9
OriginalsbyTerr

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I only get a prompt for "Save as type". As it showed in the screen shot I posted, my default save location is correct - Documents. This only happens SPORADICALLY. I even paid attention to when I create a new document when an existing one is open and that does not seem to affect the save location.

It uses whatever file name I have entered. Right now, it is back to working properly.
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22 Dec 2017   #10
OriginalsbyTerr

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Is Word this screwed up? soft doing
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