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

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Understood, sorry if it wasn't clear. I unchecked that box, then tried to "save as" with different file types, like .pdf, MS Word, Finale (my music notation software), with same result: it dumps me way down every time. I tried the different files to see if this was maybe program-specific since I use Finale more than anything else these days. It occurred to me that if that was the case, I would seek guidance in the Finale Forum instead of here, where it would be more general.
 

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Finale is not the case. I use it too.

I can recreate your issue with the Show all folders checked. When this option is un-checked, no scroll down issue.
 

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It may help if you were to tell us what programs you are using?

Some programs the default file location can be set within each program.
 

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It may help if you were to tell us what programs you are using?

Some programs the default file location can be set within each program.
Hi, I did indicate that: I use Finale music notation software most of the time, but the issue is the same if I'm in Word, or whatever program. It's curious.....seems like there should be a simple way to set this preference in File Explorer.....at least I would think so. I don't think Finale will have any setting for that.....certainly one can set a default "save" location, but that's not my issue. I think this is all on File Explorer; or on Windows in general. I would love to be wrong!
 

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What Finale version do you have? I have 11 (I know, it's old), but see what I get when I choose Save as.


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I have version 26.3. 27 just came out but I'm not jumping on that yet. I definitely do not get dumped at the top under quick Access. If there's a setting there I'd love to know it.
 

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The real question is why are you " I save everything I'm working on in three places; "?

And what are the complete paths to these 3 locations?
 

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David, I'm really paranoid about losing something important I'm working on.......I'm doing music where I'm always revising/modifying/refining, and I've found it's so easy to wind up losing some detailed work I slaved over.....saving obsessively has saved my rear many times. It's even more involved: I save regularly to my Seagate expansion drive, and maybe once a week I upload to GD. Yeah, I know.....but I'd rather be way over the top then not enough. :sneaky:

As far as "path," not sure what you mean....Dropbox, OneDrive, and Desktop (which I regularly dump "completed" work to a particular folder (shortcut to data drive.)
 

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Well, a GOOD backup plan would cover these extra savings.

Also note, that the "Desktop" of one's machine is the worst place to save any files.
 

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Oh, I agree the desktop is not real security. It's just a convenience. Everything I have is backed up in multiple places including online. My thinking is if the machine died, stolen, God knows what, where would I be?
 
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