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How to set a default folder for saved files

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How Do I set a permanent preference for a default folder for saved files.  PSE saves to the last folder used by Word.   This seems stupid.  Preferences does not have an option for setting a default folder for saving files.

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How to set a default folder for saved files

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How Do I set a permanent preference for a default folder for saved files.  PSE saves to the last folder used by Word.   This seems stupid.  Preferences does not have an option for setting a default folder for saving files.

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You could use an action, and make use of what we tend to think of a slightly annoy feature with actions, in that they always save to the folder used when defining the action.  So what some of us do is use that as a default folder, and move to a final location when done.

This would be when batch processing a lot of images from a job, where you want to apply a Camera RAW preset, sharpen, and save.  If the action is triggered with a shortcut, it makes quick work of a few hundred images.  

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I believe that stupidity is a symptom of the operating system, not Photoshop.

But you can set folders in things like Actions, Image Processor, ACR, etc...

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In windows or mac you could create a Quick access or Favorites folder in Explorer or Finder so you just have to click that and then save your file(s) to that folder.

Below screenshots show a folder named Save to this Folder as an example.

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That's a good idea Jeff.  You can do the same thing with Bridge.

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I was not clear with the wording of my question.  Consider this question closed,

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edspyhill01  wrote

I was not clear with the wording of my question.  Consider this question closed,

Reading your original question again, it seems to be referring to Photoshop Elements, in which case this is the wrong forum.  There are relevant forum settings in Photoshop Preferences, but seeing as it looks like you are not using Photoshop, there does seem to be any point in showing you.  We are happy to continue helping if you like, or we can move this thread to the Elements forum.

I think I have severely dated myself with this meme.  Please tell me that I am not the only person who remembers Hughie Green and Double Your Money?  It really was in the days before colour TV.  If you don't remember Hughie, you will probably remember his love child Paula Yates, who was married to Bob Geldolf and later a partner of Michael Hutchence.   All very tragic and sad.  

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When scanning photos in PSE 2020 it will ask where to save the scan.  It would be wonderful if you could set a default location for all scans.  As it is now it the default is C:\users\user\OneDrive\Pictures\a new folder for every scanned photo.  

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