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Boris
19-07-2005, 06:57 PM
One of the users on my PC does not have the My Documennst folder appearing
the list "Files stored on the this computer".

Hopefully it is just a registry tweak

Thanks

Will Denny
19-07-2005, 09:27 PM
Hi

When the user saves a document, which folder appears when 'Save As' is used?

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"Boris" <boris@liveshere.co.uk> wrote in message
news:Gl2De.169185$Vj3.21517@fe2.news.blueyonder.co .uk...
> One of the users on my PC does not have the My Documennst folder appearing
> the list "Files stored on the this computer".
>
> Hopefully it is just a registry tweak
>
> Thanks

David Candy
19-07-2005, 09:27 PM
It depends on the program. If the program doesn't specify to windows what it wants windows does this.

lpstrInitialDir
Pointer to a null terminated string that can specify the initial directory. The algorithm for selecting the initial directory varies on different platforms.
Windows 2000/XP:

1.. If lpstrFile contains a path, that path is the initial directory.
2.. Otherwise, lpstrInitialDir specifies the initial directory.
3.. Otherwise, if the application has used an Open or Save As dialog box in the past, the path most recently used is selected as the initial directory. However, if an application is not run for a long time, its saved selected path is discarded.
4.. If lpstrInitialDir is NULL and the current directory contains any files of the specified filter types, the initial directory is the current directory.
5.. Otherwise, the initial directory is the personal files directory of the current user.
6.. Otherwise, the initial directory is the Desktop folder.
Windows 98/Me:

1.. lpstrInitialDir specifies the initial directory.
2.. If lpstrInitialDir is NULL and lpstrFile contains a path, that path is the initial directory.
3.. Otherwise, if the current directory contains any files of the specified filter types, the initial directory is the current directory.
4.. Otherwise, the initial directory is the personal files directory of the current user.
Earlier versions of Windows and Windows NT:

1.. lpstrInitialDir specifies the initial directory.
2.. If lpstrInitialDir is NULL and lpstrFile contains a path, that path is the initial directory.
3.. Otherwise, the initial directory is the current directory.

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"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message news:ePY6x5DjFHA.3300@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hi
>
> When the user saves a document, which folder appears when 'Save As' is used?
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Boris" <boris@liveshere.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:Gl2De.169185$Vj3.21517@fe2.news.blueyonder.co .uk...
>> One of the users on my PC does not have the My Documennst folder appearing
>> the list "Files stored on the this computer".
>>
>> Hopefully it is just a registry tweak
>>
>> Thanks
>
>

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