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Changing default directories away from My Documents
« on: August 05, 2016, 02:05:40 PM »
I have a piece of software that I use regularly which when I want to open or save a file defaults to My Documents on first use each day, as long as I keep it open on the task bar it uses the directory I first selected, if I close it then next time I open it's back to My Documents.

Most software I use allows me to set default directories, I've tried going into Documents and Settings and editing the relevant entries, but as soon as I re-open the software it sets things back to My Documents which I find to be the most useless bit of Windows, I store all my data and images on a separate partition in directories and sub directories for each programme or subject, example photos get saved in a directory for each year with sub directories (mmdd) for each date, once edited they are saved to a directory relevant to the subject which could be railways with sub directories for model and prototype etc.
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Re: Changing default directories away from My Documents
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2016, 02:15:57 PM »
This will vary from application to application.

Try looking in the registry if you are confident enough that you know what you are doing

HKLM/Software there should be a key for your software, there might be an entry in there you can change for default directories.


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