How to change first export folder?

Participant ,
Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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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!

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LEGEND ,
Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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So you don't see the Export dialog window like this?

Export dialog 2.PNG

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LEGEND ,
Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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This is a better representation of the Export dialog window.

Export Dialog 3.PNG

You don't get that dialog window?

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Participant ,
Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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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...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 27, 2016 Nov 27, 2016

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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.

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Participant ,
Nov 28, 2016 Nov 28, 2016

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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.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 28, 2016 Nov 28, 2016

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On windows, the export presets are at

C:\Users\my_username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Export Presets\

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Participant ,
Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Thank-you for the location - I moved mine but found it.

and yeah, I ain't messing around with that

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New Here ,
Mar 09, 2019 Mar 09, 2019

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I'm also in this case, can you show me how to fix it?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 09, 2019 Mar 09, 2019

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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.

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New Here ,
Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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It works, thank you! 🙂

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