When I click export it always first shows me a folder/window from my Pictures - 2013-05-13
How can I make it change to a different folder?
Lightroom 5.7.1, Windows 10
Thank-you for any help - time to solve this mystery of 3 yrs!
So you don't see the Export dialog window like this?
This is a better representation of the Export dialog window.
You don't get that dialog window?
Yes I see that dialog window whenever I choose Export. I don't see it when I choose a preset.
For "Export To:" I choose "Choose Folder Later"
And at this point - I have learned since posting above in the first place - that the folder location it opens up too - is a different 'fixed' location for every single preset I have lol.... and I wish All of them would open to a folder of my own choosing...
Since you have chosen "ask me later" for the folder location, LR is going to ask you every time.
The alternative would be to choose the folder from the Export dialog.
Since you have different "default" folders listed in each of your export presets, the easiest (not prettiest) thing to do would be to use Notepad.exe to edit the export presets so that they have a more generic root folder selected as the default.
Thank-you for your reply,
When you mention different "default" folders listed for each export preset - I did not choose any of them consciously, I have no idea how each folder was chosen, but when it opens, I don't know how to change the location to open them.
Where do I find the export presets to edit with Notepad.
Seems like this would be an issue for most everyone who chooses "Choose Folder Later"
I will try the "Choose Folder" now option and see if it is a pain...
Thank-you, best regards.
On windows, the export presets are at
Thank-you for the location - I moved mine but found it.
and yeah, I ain't messing around with that
I'm also in this case, can you show me how to fix it?
Near the top of the file, you are looking to edit the line:
export_destinationPathPrefix = "D:\\tmp\\_pics",
Note: on Windows you need to double the backslashes.
If you want the location to be unchanged from the previous export, delete the whole line.
It works, thank you! 🙂
I have been struggling with the same question and could not find the solution for a while, - until now.
It is an old question, but since there was no clear answer, I hope my description might still help others.
For the export presets where you choose to "Choose folder later", you can set the starting point/folder using the following steps:
1. First, choose "Specific folder" -> button "Choose" - select the folder you want as the starting point for all your future selections.
2. Do not save the preset, keep it open
3. Choose "Choose folder later (...)"
4. Save the preset (or right-click on the preset on the left and "Update with the current setting").
After this, when you will be exporting with this preset, the window for selecting folders will open with the folder specified in step 1.
Thank you so much!!!