Can I adjust where "save as" lands in File Explorer?

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I save everything I'm working on in three places; takes 5 seconds, just force of habit, saved me many times when I did something careless. With my new desktop, if I go "save as," it dumps me in FE way down the folder structure; as in scrolling way down, and I have to skip around to click on all three places. But even if it was just one place, it's still inconvenient. The attached image shows where I'd like the default to be, which is basically at the top, just below "quick access," which would be a great convenience. I don't see options for setting something like this....any ideas?

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Hi, thanks for this, but after looking through it, I don't think it applies to what I'm looking for. I manually save to three different locations. I don't think it's a good idea for me to automate that too much.....too easy to mess up, you know? For example, I work on music notation documents (composing), and saving a file incorrectly can really screw things up. So I go "save as -->OneDrive," then the same for Dropbox and desktop.....and regularly to Google Drive as well. If I saved to all three at once, not a good idea.
 
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I'm in Finale which is a music notation program, but I guess I'm not explaining this well. The issue is the same whether I am in Word or Excel or Finale or whatever.When I "save as," I decide where it goes, right? So I click save as and then I direct it to save at a particular location. I do this for three different locations each time. All I want is for the File Explorer structure to be at the top when I click on "save as" so I don't have to go scrolling down and all over the place to locate where I want to "save as." That's the issue. Sorry if I didn't explain it well.
 

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Here's the simplified version of what I need: I want File Explorer to always default to Quick Access (at the top) when I click on "Save As".....that's it. No one has any ideas how to do this?
 
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I don't think so, because I'm saving to three different places each time. One after the other. If I'm missing something, let me know.
 

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Under Quick access the most frequent/recent files/folders are shown, by default. To change that and pin specific filse/folders, you can do this:

Let's say the 3 places you save Finale files are these:

SONGS1
SONGS2
SONGS3

You right click each folder and choose Pin to Quick access.

If you want to see only your pinned folders, you can turn off recent files or frequent folders. Open File Explorer, go to the View tab, and then select Options. In the Privacy section, clear the check boxes and select Apply. Now Quick access will only show your pinned folders.

You can also remove specific files/folders from Quick access if you right click on them and select Remove from Quick access.

Let me know if this is what you needed. :)
 

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Hi, this was useful; now I know how to customize Quick Access and I have exactly what I want there (for now.) Now I need to figure out if it's possible to go RIGHT THERE every time I "save as." See the two images below: on the left is where I want to be each time, and on the right is where it always takes me....requiring a long scroll up to reach Quick Access. Small annoyance, but something I do easily 50+ times a day....that's a lot of scrolling-up time.

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Do you want to save in Capricious folder?

Why do you scroll down? If you pin it in Quick access, it's there when you do Save as.
 

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For this project saving in three folders: Dropbox, OneDrive, and Desktop (Capricious is the name of a piece and its folder; I don't save there using "save as.") I'm working in the program, I click save as, and it takes me right where I show you. Way down the file explorer structure. Then I have to scroll all the way up to get to quick access, sometimes all three save as's I have to scroll around For each one. If I could click save as and it dumps me right at the top at quicks access, that's exactly what I need.
 
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I see.

Now you have pined the desired folders in Quick access, do the following:

Open File Explorer, select the View tab and then click on Navigation Pane at the left. UN-Check Show all folders. Close File Explorer and try to Save as another file.
 

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Tried that, with a few different files, different file types even, but it still dumps me way down the list each time no matter what.
 

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Tried that, with a few different files, different file types even, but it still dumps me way down the list each time no matter what.
Different files and folders? The option in my previous post is for all folders. Did you un-check the option?
 
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