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InDesign 2021 saving files in a different folder from where I originally opened the file

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with the 2021 update, instead of overwrite the file, it saves inside the folder from the job I was working before, how can I change this? I don't want to have to everytime I go save the file find the correct folder to save...

 

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Hi all,

 

Sorry about the trouble this issue has caused. We have been able to reproduce the issue and it is currently under investigation. 

Please upvote this issue here (https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/41695588-indesign-16-0-saves-converted-files-in-last-used-f) and stay tuned for updates.

 

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Srishti

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InDesign 2021 saving files in a different folder from where I originally opened the file

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with the 2021 update, instead of overwrite the file, it saves inside the folder from the job I was working before, how can I change this? I don't want to have to everytime I go save the file find the correct folder to save...

 

You know what I mean?

Hi all,

 

Sorry about the trouble this issue has caused. We have been able to reproduce the issue and it is currently under investigation. 

Please upvote this issue here (https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/41695588-indesign-16-0-saves-converted-files-in-last-used-f) and stay tuned for updates.

 

Regards,

Srishti

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about this trouble. I just checked this on my Windows machine and it is working as expected. Could you please confirm which operating system you are working on? 

 

Does resetting InDesign Preferences (https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/user-guide.html/in/indesign/using/setting-preferences.ug.html) help to resolve the issue?

Please note that all the custom settings would reset too. You can also take a backup of the folders in case you want to. Location is mentioned in the article.

 

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Srishti

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so, let me try to explain better:

 

I'm working on file A that is located inside folder A, I save the file and move to work in the file B that is already saved inside folder B.

When I do Ctrl + S to save the file, he opens the folder A instead of just save over himself (File B in that case).

 

I'm using windows 10

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Dear Srishti,

Just an FYI that at the reset preferences link there is a bad link to a PDF by Mike Witherell:

"Mike Witherell provides a detailed list of which files are affected when you restore preferences in Adobe InDesign Presets (PDF, English only)."

Sorry, don't know how else to report this.

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Does this only happen with files the first time they are opened in the new version? If I am remembering correctly, this is always the case upon first opening an old file, but the problem does not persist with subsequent save-as or exports.

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I've always been able to "save" and the document saves directly to the folder it was already located in. Now with the new InDesign 2021 - on hitting 'save' it's defaulting to the last location any file was saved, rather than the specific folder the document was located in. Can anyone tell me how to change this preference please?

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Seems it is a known bug and is being investigated by the Adobe Engineering team. See the issue reported here. Do upvote the issue to make this a priority fix.

-Manan

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It’s possible to script an overwrite of a converted file (any file opened from and earlier InDesign version). For an AppleScript see this thread:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/convert-indd-cc2015-to-indd-2020-without-resave/td-p/1150672...

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In InDesign 2020 when saving an older version it always showed the folder from where I opened it.

 

In InDesign 2021 it goes to the folder, that I have recent activity in.

 

How do I change that? 
It will save me a lot of time not having to look for the original folder.

 

I usually open files from Finder.

I use "save" on the converted old file.

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Could you please confirm which operating system you are working on? 

 

Does resetting InDesign Preferences (https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/user-guide.html/in/indesign/using/setting-preferences.ug.html) help to resolve the issue?

Please note that all the custom settings would reset too. You can also take a backup of the folders in case you want to. Location is mentioned in the article.

 

Regards,

Sheena

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Sorry, that did not help.
I still have to look for the original folder when saving.

 

I work on Mac and have IOS Catalina 10.15.7

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Thanks for confirming and I'm sorry to hear about this. 

 

I've passed on the info to the engineers and they're looking into this. I'll update you when I hear from them.

 

 

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Thanks. It is so frustrating and timeconsuming.

I hope for a quick update 🙂

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Hi Sheena

Any news from the engineers?

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The team is still investigating the bug. 

I'd suggest following the UserVoice link as posted above for updates.

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I have exactly the same issue - working on a Mac. I'm going back to 2020 as this is unusable in 2021 wasting hours a day!

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Seems it is a known bug and is being investigated by the Adobe Engineering team. See the issue reported here. Do upvote the issue to make this a priority fix.

-Manan

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Same issue.

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MacOS Mojave. I am really regretting this upgrade. Wasted time and duplicate files as a result. Now I am having to use Bridge to search for paths and locations.

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Same here. Would like this bug fixed soon!

 

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On InDesign UserVoice, it's reported that this issue is fixed in the 16.0.1 update posted 12/1/20. Please update InDesign.

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