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Default open folder

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jeff@nospam.fake, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Jeff@nospam.fake

    Jeff@nospam.fake Flightless Bird

    In Windows 7, when some of my installed applications open their "open
    file" window, it defaults to my users\myname folder. In some cases the
    application allows me to set a different default folder but in those
    that do not (TrueCrypt for example) they open at the default
    users\myname folder. I would like to change that default to F:/ (my data
    partition). Is there a way to do this in Windows 7?
    Thank you.
    Jeff
     
  2. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:56:31 -0400, Jeff@nospam.fake wrote:

    > In Windows 7, when some of my installed applications open their "open
    > file" window, it defaults to my users\myname folder. In some cases the
    > application allows me to set a different default folder but in those
    > that do not (TrueCrypt for example) they open at the default
    > users\myname folder. I would like to change that default to F:/ (my data
    > partition). Is there a way to do this in Windows 7?
    > Thank you.
    > Jeff


    I am pretty sure it is dependent on each application and not under
    Windows's control.

    Is there anyone out there who knows better? If so, please let us know :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  3. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1qqv8wramtxp8$.1qj94zib0p3xj.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:56:31 -0400, Jeff@nospam.fake wrote:
    >
    >> In Windows 7, when some of my installed applications open their "open
    >> file" window, it defaults to my users\myname folder. In some cases the
    >> application allows me to set a different default folder but in those
    >> that do not (TrueCrypt for example) they open at the default
    >> users\myname folder. I would like to change that default to F:/ (my data
    >> partition). Is there a way to do this in Windows 7?
    >> Thank you.
    >> Jeff

    >
    > I am pretty sure it is dependent on each application and not under
    > Windows's control.
    >
    > Is there anyone out there who knows better? If so, please let us know :)
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom


    In most cases its last used Most start with my documents /applications
    folder. I noticed although Win 7 now calls it just documents Most my
    application create a My documents/name of app Folder.
     
  4. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 18:57:38 -0000, Trev wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:1qqv8wramtxp8$.1qj94zib0p3xj.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:56:31 -0400, Jeff@nospam.fake wrote:
    >>
    >>> In Windows 7, when some of my installed applications open their "open
    >>> file" window, it defaults to my users\myname folder. In some cases the
    >>> application allows me to set a different default folder but in those
    >>> that do not (TrueCrypt for example) they open at the default
    >>> users\myname folder. I would like to change that default to F:/ (my data
    >>> partition). Is there a way to do this in Windows 7?
    >>> Thank you.
    >>> Jeff

    >>
    >> I am pretty sure it is dependent on each application and not under
    >> Windows's control.
    >>
    >> Is there anyone out there who knows better? If so, please let us know :)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

    >
    > In most cases its last used Most start with my documents /applications
    > folder. I noticed although Win 7 now calls it just documents Most my
    > application create a My documents/name of app Folder.


    That doesn't quite address my question, which was: is it "dependent on each
    application and not under Windows's control?", which is what my impression
    is...

    Many of my apps start in the last place they saw, and many always start in
    the place they like - which is not always the place I want :)

    Some apps always start in their own program directory, which is usually
    pretty silly, IMO.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     

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