Highlighted

Default Save Location in DC

Contributor ,
May 18, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I really like the new DC interface, but whoever came up with the save file dialog box and whoever approved it need to be taken to the woodshed.  I understand you're trying to promote the cloud but making your customers work harder for your convenience isn't a business model.  Please provide a way to change the default save location.  Please don't be lazy and tell me to put a shortcut in the My Documents folder.  An hour or so of programming on your part would save your customers countless extra clicks.  You're a good company.  A great company would think of their customers first.  Be great!

Correct answer by MohitBansal | Community Beginner

Hi rickhino,

There is a preference in the Preferences dialog box of Acrobat/Reader that brings back your default Save dialog box. Press [Ctrl/Cmd]+K, Select "General" on the left rail. On the right you'll see a checkbox saying "Show online storage while saving files". Check that off. You'll get your default Save dialog box. Is that what you wanted? Or there is something else too?

Thanks!

Topics

General troubleshooting

Views

66.9K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Default Save Location in DC

Contributor ,
May 18, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I really like the new DC interface, but whoever came up with the save file dialog box and whoever approved it need to be taken to the woodshed.  I understand you're trying to promote the cloud but making your customers work harder for your convenience isn't a business model.  Please provide a way to change the default save location.  Please don't be lazy and tell me to put a shortcut in the My Documents folder.  An hour or so of programming on your part would save your customers countless extra clicks.  You're a good company.  A great company would think of their customers first.  Be great!

Correct answer by MohitBansal | Community Beginner

Hi rickhino,

There is a preference in the Preferences dialog box of Acrobat/Reader that brings back your default Save dialog box. Press [Ctrl/Cmd]+K, Select "General" on the left rail. On the right you'll see a checkbox saying "Show online storage while saving files". Check that off. You'll get your default Save dialog box. Is that what you wanted? Or there is something else too?

Thanks!

Topics

General troubleshooting

Views

66.9K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
May 18, 2015 6
Community Beginner ,
May 25, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi rickhino,

There is a preference in the Preferences dialog box of Acrobat/Reader that brings back your default Save dialog box. Press [Ctrl/Cmd]+K, Select "General" on the left rail. On the right you'll see a checkbox saying "Show online storage while saving files". Check that off. You'll get your default Save dialog box. Is that what you wanted? Or there is something else too?

Thanks!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 25, 2015 10
Contributor ,
May 26, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yes, this is exactly what I was looking for. Definitely improves my workflow as most of what I create is proprietary and can't save in the cloud.

Thank you very much!

Rick

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 26, 2015 4
Community Beginner ,
Oct 17, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Is there a way to save a specific local folder as the default location for saving? What about for opening?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 17, 2015 0
Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi Len,

There is not a way yet to mark any folder as the default save/open location. However, if you are operating from a single folder to open/save files then that folder will be the topmost one in the recent folders list in My Computer tab.

Thanks!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 01, 2015 0
New Here ,
Jun 05, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

My Recent Folder list isn't updating properly.  It gives me options I haven't used for months.  How do I refresh it?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 05, 2020 0
Community Beginner ,
Feb 21, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

thank goodness rickhino asked the question (May 18, 2015).   thx for the answer MohitBansal.

i've put-up with that silly interface for 2 yrs or so.  lazy me.

why so many firms (apple, msft, adobe, etc) are now pushing (coding to opush us to) the cloud is so silly and opportunistic.  America doesnt have bandwidth too, right?  

my point: thank you rickhino & MohitBansal.  yup, i have my nomal interface back!

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Feb 21, 2020 0
New Here ,
Sep 02, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I've been suffering that ridiculous dialog box for over a year.  Thank you for the solution.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Sep 02, 2020 0
Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I don’t understand why there is no option to plainly override the file in the My Computer tab of this dialog. What’s more, Choose a Different Folder… defaults to the documents folder (not the folder where the file is located), which feels counter-intuitive. And finally, as far as I know, there is already another dialog to save files to the cloud, why clutter this one at all?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 01, 2015 3
Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi vq,

The folder where is the file is located is the topmost location in the recent folders list. That is the reason why the "Choose a different folder..." default to documents folder and the one where the file is located. I don't think there is any other dialog to save files to the cloud.

Thanks!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 01, 2015 0
Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi M.Bansal,

Thank you for the reply.

1. The problem is it's not always true. When the file path is long, the recent folder is not there (tried with a path that is 94 characters long using the latest Windows version).

2. Unfortunately, to override a file this new dialog requires one click more than the old one.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 02, 2015 2
Contributor ,
Nov 02, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The problem, IMO, is that Adobe is more concerned about promoting their cloud service than making user-friendly programming choices.  It's too bad really.  They're bound to lose customers when they put the needs of the product promotion team and the IT department ahead of their user's needs.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 02, 2015 5
New Here ,
Feb 06, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Programming since the early 90's I remember the excitement in the programming world in 2000 when we jumped from 56.6 modem to HSI via cable. Fancy things appeared on web sites and cloud software. The only problem was 90% of the country was still on dial up. The calls started coming in that the software did not work. All of the fancy took to long to load.

I put a sign above my desk the summer of 2000 that is still there.

Just Because You Can Does Not Mean You Should. Does moving the icons around make it better or annoying for the client.

I wish corporate programmers would follow Terry's First Law of Programming.

Linking the World One Business @ a Time

Sincerely,

Terry Fortino

Network Administrator

Tampa Bay Domains, Inc.

8710 W Hillsborough Ave #142

Tampa FL 33615

813-408-8804 office

813-773-0060 fax

813-781-6123 cell

terry@tampabay.domains

www.tampabay.domains 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Feb 06, 2018 1
Adobe Employee ,
Nov 17, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi vq,

Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. While trying to reproduce the issue internally, we were able to save files which have a path length of more than 94 characters and it was also getting reflected on the recent folders. Kindly help us in identifying the problem better by providing the following details:

1. Are you using Reader or Acrobat? Kindly specify the product version as well. To do so, Go to Help --> About Acrobat Reader/Pro DC.

2. When you were trying with a long file path, were you actually able to save the file? Can you please share the absolute file path.

Regards,

Sandeep Grover

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 17, 2015 0
Community Beginner ,
Nov 18, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi sangrover,

1. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, 2015 Release, Version 2015.009.20077

2. Yes, I can still save the file by selecting Choose a Different Folder... and then manually navigating to the folder I need to save it. The path is: C:\Users\Vadim\AppData\Roaming\Zotero\Zotero\Profiles\flujmstd.default\zotero\storage\WDKTB8UV

(Note: there must be no space after WDK at the end, the forum adds it for some reason.)

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 18, 2015 0
Contributor ,
Nov 18, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Wow!  Staff getting involved.  Very good work!  I think they need you on the InDesign team.  Hasn't been right since the 2015 update.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 18, 2015 1
Explorer ,
Nov 01, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The initial problem has not been answered, no matter what the dialog says.  I have to load ca 15 files/hour from a website, edit them and save them all in the same folder on my computer. DC defaults every time to save in the temporary download folder. A real everyday pain - an absolutely unnecessary "improvement".

How do I choose a default folder rather than go through a convoluted menu of choices to change the save folder, every time, all day, every day?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 01, 2016 1
New Here ,
Aug 03, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have the same problem.  I have unchecked the "show online storage" box but I still do not get an option to save to recent folder.  no matter what I do every document I try to save goes to a default folder that is drilled down deep and I can not change the default location or figure out how to get it to prompt me to save in a recent folder.  I had no problems with this function in the previous version.  Here is the location it defaults to:

C:\Users\jgracey\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\PN6CVBDY

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 03, 2017 0
New Here ,
Oct 22, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Yes exactly. Hardly helpful. I want to default to my top document folder and then just naivgate to the relevant sub folder.

Most other apps provide this feature.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 22, 2019 1
Adobe Employee ,
Nov 18, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi vq,

The path where you are trying to save the PDF file is restricted system folder path and therefore we do not add it to the recent folder list.The length of the path is not associated with this problem. If we have path length greater than 94 even then the path will be visible in the recent folders list provided it's not a system folder.

And just out of curiosity, could you please help me in understanding your use case as to why you have to save your PDF file in a system folder? Any information will be helpful.

Regards,

Sandeep

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 18, 2015 0
Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi sangrover,


This path is the default location Zotero (a popular research tool) saves PDFs and other files related to its library to. I'm using the stand-alone version, but have a high level of confidence that the browser version stores them in the same place. And also I don't think I have changed any defaults in Zotero. After highlighting text or adding comments, I usually wish to save the PDF and if it's the first time I do it (for this document in this Adobe Reader session) and the new save dialog is enabled, I have to select the full path manually.


And even if the recent folders feature worked with AppData, the extra click problem of the new dialog would remain for my use case. So, now I have disabled it, thanks to the accepted answer. And this is the 3rd tweak I will have to apply to Adobe Reader after every installation (it is irrelevant here, but if you are curious, the first 2 were: the annoying "Make Hand tool read articles" option that is on by default and some fix to signature field detection, don't quite remember what it was for).

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 19, 2015 0
Most Valuable Participant ,
Nov 19, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

To streamline that, I'd either put a shortcut in the default location, or have that long directory name ready to paste into the save dialog.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 19, 2015 0
New Here ,
Jun 10, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Not sure if this has been resolved yet but I'm having a similar issue.

One of our specialized programs uses temporary folders for editing of documents saved to it. When opening a pdf to edit from this program, doing redaction or optimizing requires a 'Save As'. The problem is when this happens is that it defaults to the last folder you saved something in, NOT the folder the file came from. The folder in we want to save to can vary to a degree with our system and likely isn't just something we can shortcut to easily. Keep in mind that this has to work for End Users that might not be as able (or willing) to go through a whole bunch of folders trying to locate the correct one after they edit their PDFs. If it's possible to turn off requiring the 'Save As' function that might work too...

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 10, 2016 1
Most Valuable Participant ,
Nov 01, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You do not choose a default folder. As such, it has been answered, even if we don't much care for the answer.

Personally, I'd put back the "show online" option and use the Recent Folder list, which is much quicker than navigating each time.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 01, 2016 0