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Default custom location for open file/save file dialogue box?

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.

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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.


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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"
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ah, tweakui was where i remember seeing it. thanks guys =)
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Default Re: custom location for open file/save file dialogue box?

Keep in mind that changing your place bar has no affect on Office.


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Default Re: custom location for open file/save file dialogue box?

Originally Posted by madmatt
Keep in mind that changing your place bar has no affect on Office.
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.


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For Office: You cannot remove the default places. You can only add places.


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Default Re: custom location for open file/save file dialogue box?

Originally Posted by madmatt
For Office: You cannot remove the default places. You can only add places.
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?


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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.


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Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up.


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