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Windows 7: How do I change default save location for Works documents

23 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 home
How do I change default save location for Works documents

Vista has decided on a hierarchy of Desktop/Network/Libraries/My User Name/My Pictures/My Documents

I can not find files saved in Works by using Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer shows Libraries with Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos subordinate. But documents saved by Works aren't stored in those sub-directories.

Furthermore, I now have subdirectories named: My Documents and Documents; My Pictures and Pictures; My Videos and Videos.

Some applications seem to change the hierarchy around and use or omit the word "my" arbitrarily.

Works uses a different hierarchy than WordPad. I end up going in circles trying to decipher the directory structure. It is circular.


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24 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

I have Works 9.0 [last version published by Microsoft] on Win7, my Save and Open goes to my Username\My Documents. Unfortunately Works is more limited [call it simpler] in what can be done when compared with Microsoft Office/Word that Tools, Options has no way to make a lot of change to the Defaults. Works is aimed more at home/student use which usually doesn't require a lot of the adjusting of how things are done.

Now if you have Works Suite, the word processor portion of Works has been replaced by a version of Word, apparently in deference to folks who work on documents at home and need to share at the office which doesn't have Works. That Word should be quite similar to Word in the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

It used to be Works was included on new computers [only cost about $50] while Works Suite cost about twice as much. For awhile OEMs were including a Starter version of Office, Word and Excel, but even that on the Win8 I've set up was replaced by Office 365.

For those without much resources who want/need something more powerful, I've set up the free LibreOffice 4 which can open Works file formats along with a bunch of others such as WordPerfect and Lotus AmiPro [maybe its replacement WordPro?] and Lotus 1-2-3.

As for the "My" part, I think you'll notice it is part of a change in Windows that leaves it off, e.g. Win7's Start menu, but retains it on subFolders of the Libraries Folders. If you open Windows Explorer to C:\Users you'll see the "My" on some things. The Libraries are basically shortcuts to the actual Folders under the User's name.

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31 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro

Hi there.

I'm not a user of Works, but for all saving of any document, image, PDF files, I'm very sure it will prompt you a directory to save when you first click on the "save" button. If you have saved this file created in Works, open any file again, and click on "Save as", then take note of the address bar. That is the directory it is saved to.

This works for any software that needs to save a file on your computer.
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