custom location for open file/save file dialogue box?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ruiner_066, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. ruiner_066

    ruiner_066 OSNN Addict

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    Hello, It's really bothering me having to browse through directories every time I want to open or save a file. Is there any way to a) change the default location for opening or saving a file (default is my documents), or b) change the alternate locations icons that appear on the left? I know b is possible because I have done it before, I just can't remember how & havent been able to find it anywhere.

    If you dont know what i mean, im talking about the window that pops up when you open notepad (or anything really) and go to file> open.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    You could make a shortcut in My Documents and when saving double click that to goto where you want to.

    Also, I know in Visual Basic 6 the way to change the save path was to edit the shortcut and change the "Start in:" path.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    You can change the "Places Bar" in the open/save dialog box using the TweakUI PowerToy from Microsoft.

    When you run TweakUI, expand the "Common Dialogs" list and you can add custom locations to the "places Bar"
     
  4. ruiner_066

    ruiner_066 OSNN Addict

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    ah, tweakui was where i remember seeing it. thanks guys =)
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Keep in mind that changing your place bar has no affect on Office.
     
  6. omg its nlm

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    But there is a way to change that as well, i just cant think of that off hand, but I have no use for it right now.
     
  7. madmatt

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    For Office: You cannot remove the default places. You can only add places.
     
  8. omg its nlm

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    I am sure you can, I remember in a login script where we had it defaulted to their home directory.

    We are talking about the same thing right?
     
  9. madmatt

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    No. The Places Bar is what you see on the left hand side of the Open or Save As dialog boxes.
     
  10. omg its nlm

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    Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up.