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Changing the default "Save" location in Acrobat X Pro

New Here ,
Apr 23, 2013 Apr 23, 2013

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How do I change the default location for saving files in Acrobat X Pro? If I accidentally hit "Save" instead of "Save As", I cannot find the file by searching in Windows Explorer. It will show up in the recently opened file list but once I save other files and it drops off the list I can never find it again. I have Windows 7. Even when I write down the path, it doesn't work. It seems to save in some temporary internet folder, which is stupid.

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New Here , Nov 17, 2017 Nov 17, 2017

yes it is possible!

Go to Printers in Control panel

right click on "Adobe PDF " printer and go to "Printing preferences"

go to option of "Adobe PDF Output folder " select any folder you want

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Community Expert ,
Apr 26, 2013 Apr 26, 2013

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Unfortunately, it's not possible to change this setting. But you can see where a file is saved by going to File - Properties - Description.

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New Here ,
Apr 26, 2013 Apr 26, 2013

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Thank you! I suspected as much but good to know for sure so I can stop trying to figure it out. One of the quirks of Adobe, I guess.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 26, 2013 Apr 26, 2013

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The default location is the Documents folder. What you can do is put a shortcut to your desired location in the Documents folder -- making it one click away.

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Participant ,
Apr 30, 2014 Apr 30, 2014

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To Bill@VT:  BRILLIANT!  Thank you. 

And equally inane is that it can't be changed.  What do these programmers do other than actually use the program?

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LEGEND ,
Apr 30, 2014 Apr 30, 2014

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The history of using My Documents as the default goes back to MS and the whole creation of the file structure they used by default. I am not sure if WORD has changed, but it used to be the same way (I can't about WORD since I use a different word processor). That does not help, but gives you some idea of how it got started.

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May 01, 2014 May 01, 2014

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It's helpful indeed, thank you.  Because understanding logic and thinking patterns behind design helps one improve and decipher these things.  I don't use MSWord either, I use Word Perfect and I LOVE it because in part, it is so easily customizable.  I have my default directory saved to the network drive so I don't have to poke around.  Your workaround is very helpful indeed.

Best regards.

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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2014 Jul 03, 2014

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I am one of the few remaining WordPerfect users, as well. Because of business necessity, I also use Word. As far as ease of use and flexibility, WordPerfect is miles ahead of Word. You have to wonder if the MicroSofties ever actually spoke to an end user.

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New Here ,
Sep 27, 2013 Sep 27, 2013

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I agree with Bill@VT that putting a shortcut in your "My Documents" folder is a huge time saver.

Another workaround is to print to PDF rather than saving the file.  Acrobat X Pro WILL remember the location of the last document that you printed to PDF, so this is great if you have tons of them to save to one location.  Downside is that, just like printing a hard copy, your only get the printed image, but no bookmarks, etc. so if you have to preserve those, go with the Shortcut option.

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2017 Nov 17, 2017

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yes it is possible!

Go to Printers in Control panel

right click on "Adobe PDF " printer and go to "Printing preferences"

go to option of "Adobe PDF Output folder " select any folder you want

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New Here ,
May 07, 2018 May 07, 2018

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You Sir, is a genious... I've looked for this all over the system and it was there, right below my nose. Much appreciated!

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New Here ,
Aug 09, 2018 Aug 09, 2018

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Is there ANY way to "Save As" "Last Location"?

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Aug 09, 2018 Aug 09, 2018

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