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Files Are Saved in the My Documents Folder Instead of Path Specified in Start In Box

Article ID: 250971

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition



This article was previously published under Q250971

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


SYMPTOMS

When you save a file, the "Start in" path in the shortcut properties of a link to a program may not be used as a default path. Instead, Windows may save the file in the My Documents folder.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs to provide a central location to store your files.

RESOLUTION

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To work around this behavior, delete the "Personal" string value from the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders


STATUS

This behavior is by design.

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