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Change "Save As" directories for Libraries.

  1. #1


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    Change "Save As" directories for Libraries.


    Hi all;
    Need help on how to change the "Save As" directories in Libraries.

    Basically, i have 2 drives running on my laptop being
    - C Drive: SSD ~ i want this to store all my system information + very frequently used programs.
    - D Drive: HDD ~ to store
    * My DOcuments,
    * My Pictures,
    * My Videos,
    * My Music, +
    * Games + etc.

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    The problem now is that all the directories above are pointing to C Drive as their default save location. Can anyone show me how to change this so that by default, all the files above will show "Save As" in D Drive? A pictorial step by step explanation is very much welcomed.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Cheesum,

    In Windows 8, you have two "Save" locations for a library now.

    They are the "default save location" and "public save location". The tutorial below can show you how to set both to what you like.

    Library - Set Default & Public Save Locations in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    Wind 7 Home Premium 64 Bits/ Win 8 64 Bits


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Cheesum,

    In Windows 8, you have two "Save" locations for a library now.

    They are the "default save location" and "public save location". The tutorial below can show you how to set both to what you like.

    Library - Set Default & Public Save Locations in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    What is the difference between "default save location" versus "public save location"?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Default = for your user account

    Public = other users that share the library
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Change "Save As" directories for Libraries.
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