moderated default destination for notepad


T. Civitello
 

How do you change the default destination for notepad  Using Windows 10.  Thanks, Tom?


Gene Warner
 

What do you mean by default destination? If you mean where notepad stores files, I don't believe that there is one, it just uses the last place you saved a file for its default. So if you need notepad to always save files in a particular location, you just have to make it a habit to always save files there.

Pretty much the same is true for where notepad goes to when you want to open a file.

Gene...

On 11/3/2022 2:01 AM, T. Civitello wrote:
How do you change the default destination for notepad  Using Windows 10.  Thanks, Tom?


Chris Chaffin
 

there is not an actual setting that will change the default place files are stored for Notepad. But there is a little fact to know about that can probably help you accomplish what you are trying to do.

Now I can not say if this will work in Windows 11 since I am still running Windows 10, but I do not see a reason it would not still work.

When saving or opening files in Notepad, the software automatically uses the last directory that was accessed through the program.
For example, if you last saved a notepad file in a folder in your Dropbox, then the next time you saved a file, it would also be saved in that same folder in your Dropbox.
And the same would go for opening files.

I do not save any files in my documents. I always save all of my files in a folder of a cloud service like Dropbox or One Drive. I do this just in case my computer crashes or the hard drive dies. If this happens, I do not have to worry about my files because I know they are safe and backed up in the cloud.

Hope this helps.

Chris

On Nov 3, 2022, at 8:07 AM, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:

What do you mean by default destination? If you mean where notepad stores files, I don't believe that there is one, it just uses the last place you saved a file for its default. So if you need notepad to always save files in a particular location, you just have to make it a habit to always save files there.

Pretty much the same is true for where notepad goes to when you want to open a file.

Gene...


On 11/3/2022 2:01 AM, T. Civitello wrote:
How do you change the default destination for notepad Using Windows 10. Thanks, Tom?




Gene Warner
 

Even better than saving files to a cloud service in case of a crash is to make regular backups of your system, that way more than just the files you saved to the cloud are protected.

The first rule of computers is, if it is important, make a copy, and if it is really important, make a couple of copies!

Gene...

On 11/3/2022 10:09 AM, Chris Chaffin wrote:
there is not an actual setting that will change the default place files are stored for Notepad. But there is a little fact to know about that can probably help you accomplish what you are trying to do.
Now I can not say if this will work in Windows 11 since I am still running Windows 10, but I do not see a reason it would not still work.
When saving or opening files in Notepad, the software automatically uses the last directory that was accessed through the program.
For example, if you last saved a notepad file in a folder in your Dropbox, then the next time you saved a file, it would also be saved in that same folder in your Dropbox.
And the same would go for opening files.
I do not save any files in my documents. I always save all of my files in a folder of a cloud service like Dropbox or One Drive. I do this just in case my computer crashes or the hard drive dies. If this happens, I do not have to worry about my files because I know they are safe and backed up in the cloud.
Hope this helps.
Chris

On Nov 3, 2022, at 8:07 AM, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:

What do you mean by default destination? If you mean where notepad stores files, I don't believe that there is one, it just uses the last place you saved a file for its default. So if you need notepad to always save files in a particular location, you just have to make it a habit to always save files there.

Pretty much the same is true for where notepad goes to when you want to open a file.

Gene...


On 11/3/2022 2:01 AM, T. Civitello wrote:
How do you change the default destination for notepad Using Windows 10. Thanks, Tom?




 

On Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 10:14 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
Even better than saving files to a cloud service in case of a crash is to make regular backups of your system, that way more than just the files you saved to the cloud are protected.

The first rule of computers is, if it is important, make a copy, and if it is really important, make a couple of copies!
-
Amen, amen, amen!!!

People tend to focus on their user data only, if they focus on anything at all as far as backups go, but you also have to think about how much time and effort you have put in to creating the computing environment you prefer on your own machine.  Having all your user data backed up is great, but if you want to be able to get everything back you really need to be taking full system image backups which include your user data.

I have had a one-man home and small business computer support business since 2008.  Storage drives fail.  And for anyone using SSDs, they are orders of magnitude more difficult, and more expensive, to have recovered by a professional data recovery service.  Having full system image backups to recover from should disaster strike is even more essential for those using SSDs.

A tutorial I wrote several years ago, and which was still current when I checked things around a year ago:  Using Macrium Reflect Free with a Screen Reader

 


So I stay on the original topic, all the contributors who've stated that there is no default save location for Notepad and no way to set one are correct. 
--

Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian


Karen Reynolds
 

When you go to save a file and press control s to save it, shift tab a couple of times to get into the dialog box that has places to save it. You can also shift tab once more to go into a drop down box to move up one level. For example, if what is in the box are your folders in documents, and you want to put it in dropbox or on the desktop, shift tab and arrow up or down to find the place you want to put it.

For Notepad, once you choose a folder or area to put it, if you don't change that, every document you save in it will go there. I like to have a folder I call "Moving" and everything goes into it. Then I can go back later and move it where I want it to be. I don't have to fiddle with getting to a different folder each time. I just go to the Moving folder and cut the document and paste it into the folder I want it to be in.

Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Chaffin
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: default destination for notepad


there is not an actual setting that will change the default place files are stored for Notepad. But there is a little fact to know about that can probably help you accomplish what you are trying to do.

Now I can not say if this will work in Windows 11 since I am still running Windows 10, but I do not see a reason it would not still work.

When saving or opening files in Notepad, the software automatically uses the last directory that was accessed through the program.
For example, if you last saved a notepad file in a folder in your Dropbox, then the next time you saved a file, it would also be saved in that same folder in your Dropbox.
And the same would go for opening files.

I do not save any files in my documents. I always save all of my files in a folder of a cloud service like Dropbox or One Drive. I do this just in case my computer crashes or the hard drive dies. If this happens, I do not have to worry about my files because I know they are safe and backed up in the cloud.

Hope this helps.

Chris


On Nov 3, 2022, at 8:07 AM, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:

What do you mean by default destination? If you mean where notepad stores files, I don't believe that there is one, it just uses the last place you saved a file for its default. So if you need notepad to always save files in a particular location, you just have to make it a habit to always save files there.

Pretty much the same is true for where notepad goes to when you want to open a file.

Gene...


On 11/3/2022 2:01 AM, T. Civitello wrote:
How do you change the default destination for notepad Using Windows 10. Thanks, Tom?




TJ McElroy gMail
 

Hi Brian,

Your backup tutorial seems very helpful.

Do you have one for restoring a backup that was made using Macrium Reflect Free  with a screen reader?

On a slightly different topic,

Would you know of a command line imaging program that could be used to back up and restore a windows machine?

Thank you,

TJ

On 11/3/2022 10:29 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 10:14 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
Even better than saving files to a cloud service in case of a crash is to make regular backups of your system, that way more than just the files you saved to the cloud are protected.

The first rule of computers is, if it is important, make a copy, and if it is really important, make a couple of copies!
-
Amen, amen, amen!!!

People tend to focus on their user data only, if they focus on anything at all as far as backups go, but you also have to think about how much time and effort you have put in to creating the computing environment you prefer on your own machine.  Having all your user data backed up is great, but if you want to be able to get everything back you really need to be taking full system image backups which include your user data.

I have had a one-man home and small business computer support business since 2008.  Storage drives fail.  And for anyone using SSDs, they are orders of magnitude more difficult, and more expensive, to have recovered by a professional data recovery service.  Having full system image backups to recover from should disaster strike is even more essential for those using SSDs.

A tutorial I wrote several years ago, and which was still current when I checked things around a year ago:  Using Macrium Reflect Free with a Screen Reader

 


So I stay on the original topic, all the contributors who've stated that there is no default save location for Notepad and no way to set one are correct. 
--

Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian



Gene Warner
 

I use Casper by Future System Solutions. I like it because all of its backups can be used to either restore a system to a blank drive or you can grab just the files you need from the backup using nothing but File Explorer. It also has the ability to make bootable backups that boot into your backuped Windows, so you get immediate access to your programs and files.

It is mostly accessible and very easy to use.

By mostly accessible I mean that some parts of the program require you to use the touch cursor.

In case anyone is interested:
https://www.fssdev.com/

And no, I do not work for them and I don't get anything if you buy anything through this link. I just like their backup program a whole lot, and I'm a firm believer in having a good system of backups.

Gene...

On 11/3/2022 1:54 PM, TJ McElroy gMail wrote:
Hi Brian,
Your backup tutorial seems very helpful.
Do you have one for restoring a backup that was made using Macrium Reflect Free  with a screen reader?
On a slightly different topic,
Would you know of a command line imaging program that could be used to back up and restore a windows machine?
Thank you,
TJ
On 11/3/2022 10:29 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Nov 3, 2022 at 10:14 AM, Gene Warner wrote:

Even better than saving files to a cloud service in case of a
crash is to make regular backups of your system, that way more
than just the files you saved to the cloud are protected.

The first rule of computers is, if it is important, make a copy,
and if it is really important, make a couple of copies!

-
Amen, amen, amen!!!

People tend to focus on their user data only, if they focus on anything at all as far as backups go, but you also have to think about how much time and effort you have put in to creating the computing environment you prefer on your own machine.  Having all your user data backed up is great, but if you want to be able to get everything back you really need to be taking full system image backups which include your user data.

I have had a one-man home and small business computer support business since 2008.  Storage drives fail.  And for anyone using SSDs, they are orders of magnitude more difficult, and more expensive, to have recovered by a professional data recovery service.  Having full system image backups to recover from should disaster strike is even more essential for those using SSDs.

A tutorial I wrote several years ago, and which was still current when I checked things around a year ago: */Using Macrium Reflect Free with a Screen Reader/* <https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1MaK3Pe-eI8P3dRJOS2T9ulY3ykmjKlKD>


So I stay on the original topic, all the contributors who've stated that there is no default save location for Notepad and no way to set one are correct.
--

Brian - Virginia, USA- Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045

*/If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy./*

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in /The Guardian/


JM Casey
 

Or just type the path name into the filename box. For me, files that get downloaded into my braille display device go to a certain folder. So when saving, I just type: "g:\dump\bn\file thisandthat"

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: November 3, 2022 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: default destination for notepad

When you go to save a file and press control s to save it, shift tab a couple of times to get into the dialog box that has places to save it. You can also shift tab once more to go into a drop down box to move up one level. For example, if what is in the box are your folders in documents, and you want to put it in dropbox or on the desktop, shift tab and arrow up or down to find the place you want to put it.

For Notepad, once you choose a folder or area to put it, if you don't change that, every document you save in it will go there. I like to have a folder I call "Moving" and everything goes into it. Then I can go back later and move it where I want it to be. I don't have to fiddle with getting to a different folder each time. I just go to the Moving folder and cut the document and paste it into the folder I want it to be in.

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Chaffin
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: default destination for notepad


there is not an actual setting that will change the default place files are stored for Notepad. But there is a little fact to know about that can probably help you accomplish what you are trying to do.

Now I can not say if this will work in Windows 11 since I am still running Windows 10, but I do not see a reason it would not still work.

When saving or opening files in Notepad, the software automatically uses the last directory that was accessed through the program.
For example, if you last saved a notepad file in a folder in your Dropbox, then the next time you saved a file, it would also be saved in that same folder in your Dropbox.
And the same would go for opening files.

I do not save any files in my documents. I always save all of my files in a folder of a cloud service like Dropbox or One Drive. I do this just in case my computer crashes or the hard drive dies. If this happens, I do not have to worry about my files because I know they are safe and backed up in the cloud.

Hope this helps.

Chris


On Nov 3, 2022, at 8:07 AM, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:

What do you mean by default destination? If you mean where notepad stores files, I don't believe that there is one, it just uses the last place you saved a file for its default. So if you need notepad to always save files in a particular location, you just have to make it a habit to always save files there.

Pretty much the same is true for where notepad goes to when you want to open a file.

Gene...


On 11/3/2022 2:01 AM, T. Civitello wrote:
How do you change the default destination for notepad Using Windows 10. Thanks, Tom?




Steven Hicks
 

You could try changing the shortcut start-up folder?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: 04 November 2022 19:52
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: default destination for notepad

Or just type the path name into the filename box. For me, files that get downloaded into my braille display device go to a certain folder. So when saving, I just type: "g:\dump\bn\file thisandthat"


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Reynolds
Sent: November 3, 2022 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: default destination for notepad

When you go to save a file and press control s to save it, shift tab a couple of times to get into the dialog box that has places to save it. You can also shift tab once more to go into a drop down box to move up one level. For example, if what is in the box are your folders in documents, and you want to put it in dropbox or on the desktop, shift tab and arrow up or down to find the place you want to put it.

For Notepad, once you choose a folder or area to put it, if you don't change that, every document you save in it will go there. I like to have a folder I call "Moving" and everything goes into it. Then I can go back later and move it where I want it to be. I don't have to fiddle with getting to a different folder each time. I just go to the Moving folder and cut the document and paste it into the folder I want it to be in.

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Chaffin
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:10 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: default destination for notepad


there is not an actual setting that will change the default place files are stored for Notepad. But there is a little fact to know about that can probably help you accomplish what you are trying to do.

Now I can not say if this will work in Windows 11 since I am still running Windows 10, but I do not see a reason it would not still work.

When saving or opening files in Notepad, the software automatically uses the last directory that was accessed through the program.
For example, if you last saved a notepad file in a folder in your Dropbox, then the next time you saved a file, it would also be saved in that same folder in your Dropbox.
And the same would go for opening files.

I do not save any files in my documents. I always save all of my files in a folder of a cloud service like Dropbox or One Drive. I do this just in case my computer crashes or the hard drive dies. If this happens, I do not have to worry about my files because I know they are safe and backed up in the cloud.

Hope this helps.

Chris


On Nov 3, 2022, at 8:07 AM, Gene Warner <genewarner3@...> wrote:

What do you mean by default destination? If you mean where notepad stores files, I don't believe that there is one, it just uses the last place you saved a file for its default. So if you need notepad to always save files in a particular location, you just have to make it a habit to always save files there.

Pretty much the same is true for where notepad goes to when you want to open a file.

Gene...


On 11/3/2022 2:01 AM, T. Civitello wrote:
How do you change the default destination for notepad Using Windows 10. Thanks, Tom?