Save As isn't saving to Original folder even after resetting default preferences

Explorer ,
Jul 09, 2022 Jul 09, 2022

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Hi,  (Windows user)

I open an image in LR, edit it in PS and then go to Save As and it resorts to the previous's image folder, not the current original folder of the image I am working on.  This has been occuring for months. I reset all default preferences in PS because was told my preferences might be corrupt.  That didn't work.  

I have legacy save as checked and save as to original folder checked.

 

It does resort to original folder when I open the image in Bridge if it is already labeled a PSD file. So is it a LR issue or a PS issue?

 

Please help me, this extremely time consuming when working off different drives and folders. 

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Jul 09, 2022 Jul 09, 2022

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I get the same behaviour, if I just close the window it saves it to the correct folder though and shows up in lightroom.

I also have legacy save as checked and save as to original folder checked in preferances.

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Jul 09, 2022 Jul 09, 2022

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Have you looked at Lr to see if there is a setting there?

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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Cant see any settings in lightroom that relate to this. Just seems to affect files opened via "edit in photoshop" from lightroom. Files opened directly from windows explorer "save as" to the original folder.

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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What file format/s (I don't use Lr)?

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Hi Stephen, its not really a problem for me with my work flow, was just confirming similar behaviour as  Shellettephotog was experiencing. After editing in photoshop I just close the window and its back in lightroom, if I need to change the file type would do it at the export stage from lightroom.

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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If you 'Open' the image from Lightroom-Classic, you must ALWAYS only use [SAVE] for the new Ps image to return to Lightroom in the same folder as the 'original'

If you use [Save As], then Lightroom plays no part of the 'save' and you must state the folder destination, otherwise TBMK Ps uses the last used [Save As] folder.

EDIT IN PHOTOSHOP ROUNDTRIP

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.5 Photoshop 23.5, ACR 14.5, Lightroom 5.5, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.3, Windows-10.

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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From the page you linked too

 

"Technically, you can use the File > Save As command to rename the file, but it’s important that you don’t change the file’s location. If you do, Lightroom won’t be able to find it."

 

That reads like it  was being directed to the original folder at the time that web page was written.

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Explorer ,
Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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I am not having an issue with it returning/saving to the original folder in LR. For some reason it goes to the correct folder in LR.  The issue is in PS/Bridge. If I open an image in LR, edit in PS, then try save as with a rename of the file image, it saves it somewhere else, not the folder I pulled the image from in bridge but it does in LR.  

Now I am opening an image from Bridge to PS, edit it, or resize it for web, rename the image with web in the name, click save as ... and then I don't pay attention to what folder PS saves it in, I cannot find it.  It saves it in a different folder than the one I opened it from.   I have several external drives.  I open a file from drive K, edit it, click save as and it will try to save it in a folder on drive C. This is a time killer for me constantly having to research through to the correct folder to save it in. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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@Shellettephotog – You can try the following script to see if the source path is retained:

 

/*
Default Save As to Source Directory.jsx
https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/save-as-isn-t-saving-to-original-folder-even-after-resetting-default-preferences/m-p/13120058
Stephen Marsh, 7th August 2022 - v1.0
Info: Uses the standard Photoshop interface with the open file path
*/

#target photoshop

if (app.documents.length > 0) {
    var docName = app.activeDocument.name;
    try {
        // Use the previously saved path
        var docPath = app.activeDocument.path;
    } catch (e) {
        // If unsaved, select the desktop
        var docPath = Folder.selectDialog("Unsaved base file, select the output folder:");
    }
    saveFile();
} else {
    alert("You must have a document open!");
}

function saveFile() {
    // Using the standard Photoshop dialog window
	var ID = function (s) {
		return app.stringIDToTypeID(s);
	};
	var AD = new ActionDescriptor();
	AD.putPath(ID("in"), new File(docPath + "/" + docName));
	executeAction(ID("save"), AD, DialogModes.ALL);
}

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html

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Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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Thank you for your reply Steve.  This is a little complicated for me but I will look it up and try it. 

 

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Aug 07, 2022 Aug 07, 2022

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@Shellettephotog wrote:

Thank you for your reply Steve.  This is a little complicated for me but I will look it up and try it. 


 

Don't sell yourself short!

 

  1. Copy the code text to the clipboard
  2. Open a new blank file in a plain-text editor (not in a word processor)
  3. Paste the code in
  4. Save the text file as .txt
  5. Rename the file extension from .txt to .jsx
  6. Install or browse to the .jsx file to run (see the previous link for more info)

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