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almeida.4
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Autocad's default Save file location

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04-04-2011 01:23 PM

Hello,

 

I would like to change Autocad 2010 default file location. When I go to Tools->Files it only gives me the option to change the file to the temporary folder. However, I want to be able to save my actual projects to a different folder.

 

How could I do that?

 

Thank you,

 

EFA

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Kent1Cooper
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Re: Autocad's default Save file location

04-04-2011 01:49 PM in reply to: almeida.4

almeida.4 wrote:

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I would like to change Autocad 2010 default file location. When I go to Tools->Files it only gives me the option to change the file to the temporary folder. However, I want to be able to save my actual projects to a different folder.

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I don't have 2010, but if it works like earlier versions, try this:

 

Right-click on the desktop or Start-menu icon that starts AutoCAD, and pick Properties.  Put the location you want in the "Start in:" slot.  Then if you open it from that icon, when you first go to Save a new drawing, that's the folder it will default to.

Kent Cooper
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southie
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Re: Autocad's default Save file location

04-04-2011 07:02 PM in reply to: almeida.4

Another way

 

Double-click a drawing in Windows Explorer to launch AutoCAD® and open the drawing. 

 

Set System Variable: REMEMBERFOLDERS to 0

 

Controls the default path displayed in standard file selection dialog boxes.

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Uses standard Microsoft behavior. When you first start the program after installation, the default path in each standard file selection dialog box is My Documents. When you open or save a file to another folder, that folder is remembered for future file selection. The Start In folder specified for the shortcut icon is not used)

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Restores the behavior of AutoCAD 2000 and previous releases. When you start the program by double-clicking a shortcut icon, if a Start In path is specified in the icon properties, that path is used as the default for all standard file selection dialog boxes.

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