Windows 10: Changing Default Save Location

Discus and support Changing Default Save Location in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Just upgraded SSD and installed fresh version of Windows 10 version 1909. My SSD is the C: drive. Prior to the SSD upgrade, files such as Documents,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by LeonGagnon, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Changing Default Save Location


    Just upgraded SSD and installed fresh version of Windows 10 version 1909. My SSD is the C: drive. Prior to the SSD upgrade, files such as Documents, Downloads, Music and Pictures were saved to my D: Hard Drive. Example: D: >Gagnon >Documents


    In other words my D: drive was made the default location for Documents.


    My question is this: How can I make the connection between my new SSD drive C: and my D: drive so that my Documents, Downloads, Music and Pictures are saved on D.


    Thank you for your time and response.


    Leon Gagnon

    :)
     
    LeonGagnon, Jan 9, 2020
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  2. Default location to save documenets

    Hi Frank,

    Sorry for the delayed response.

    From your recent description, it seems like the issue is confined to Word documents. If true, then follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Launch Word application.
    • Go to File Menu and select Options.
    • In the pop-up dialog box, towards the left pane, select Save.
    • Under Default location file, browse the location you want to save.
    • Check if the issue persists.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Arvind Ram, Jan 9, 2020
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  3. Geethu B Win User
    Making HDD as default saving location instead of sdd for files

    Hi Kiefer,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.
    I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    I suggest you to try the following steps to change default saving locations. Check if it helps.


    • Click on Start and click on
      Settings.

    • Open System and click on
      Storage in the left-pane.

    • Under the section Save Locations in the
      right-pane, select the appropriate location to which you want to save files.

    • Restart the computer and check if it helps.
    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Jan 9, 2020
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  4. Jerry8A Win User

    Changing Default Save Location

    Recent (Save Files) - Change Default Settings to OneDrive


    Hello -
    Thanks for the return. Before I undertake changing the Registry, I have a question.
    The steps in my Registry, for my version of Windows 10, were a bit different, but I think I eventually got to the right spot.
    The last step is to change the number of places you want to list in Recent Places. In my case, the default Max Display listed 50 as the number. So, if I were to change that number, how do I know the Save As page will be one of those places? Or, a similar question, will this registry change delete the tab Recent from my Save As page? This is what I would like to happen.
    When I received my computer in Nov. 2016, the Recent tab was not listed in the Save As page. Something caused it to be added over time. Which brings me to this second question. Would there be any benefit in deleting the changed registry listing and reverting back to the default listing? See attachment.
    Jerry
     
    Jerry8A, Jan 9, 2020
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