Default File Upload location?

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Eagle710, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    How do I change the default "File Upload" directory (which is currently C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\) to something else? I'm talking about the one that shows up when you click on 'Browse...' for e-mail attachments.

    Yes, if I change the path to something else, select something there, then the default will change to that. But is there a file to edit accordingly?
     
  2. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    This may even be a regedit that I cannot find..... any advice? It seems all apps follow that setting.
     
  3. Android412

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    Probably not the answer your looking for, but with the MS TweakUI windows add on, you can change the four icon'd shortcuts on the left side of that window.

    The defaults are My Documents, Desktop, and two others I cant remember. You can change them to any folder you want.
     
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  4. LeeJend

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    Unless I'm misunderstanding the question

    Tools-Options

    in the middle window click Save Files To and tell it where (I download to desktop).

    or

    you can have it prompt you for where to save them to.
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    You misunderstood :)

    He wants to set the default location of the "open" window rather than the "save as" window.
     
  6. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    That is correct any hints?
     
  7. LeeJend

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    I spent an hour googling, surfing the mozilla project, scouring the registry, etc and came up with a blank. It does not look promising.

    I've seen one windows app. a few years ago that lets you add items to the file open sidebar but can't remember which it was. The same techniques did not work for firefox.
     
  8. Android412

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    It's MS TweakUI that lets you do this (as I mentioned above). The file open/save sidebar is universal across windows once you customize it.
     
  9. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Is there a registry entry that we have to set?
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Try this:

    Right click on your Firefox shortcut
    Click on properties
    Change the path in "Start in:"
     
  11. Android412

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    Nope just download TweakUI (google)
    install
    5th option down is called "common dialogs"
    sub menu "places bar"
    choose "custom places bar"
    type in the paths to dir's you want as shortcuts

    They give you 5 spots, but the 5th one is useless as only 4 spots are available on the shortcut menu.
     
  12. Eagle710

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    The start in option doesnt make a difference. Any regedits for this?