Windows XP forum: Set default folders for opening & saving filesin Windows XP?

by: quantaweb November 11, 2008 3:03 PM PST

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Set default folders for opening & saving filesin Windows XP?

by quantaweb - 11/11/08 3:03 PM

Hi,
I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition with SP3.

Wondering how to change the default folders when I'm saving and opening files.

For instance, when I open notepad then click "open," the default folder it goes to to is the Fonts folder. I do use the fonts folder quite a lot for adding new fonts, but I never want to access it from Notepad. Usually when I am using Notepad I want to open a text file in the MyDocuments folder.

Similarly, when I try to save a brand new file that was created with Notepad, it assumes I want to save to the Fonts folder (which, of course I never do!).

When I right-click to save an image from the web, it prompts me to save it in the My Pictures folder. The only thing I keep in My Pictures is personal photos, however; most of the other photos are in a subfolder of My Documents.

How do I set the default folders for these actions?

I spend so much useless time clicking to get to the right folder & would really like to streamline this process. I'm a webdesigner and create & save many files each day.

Thanks!
all best,
Denise

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