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By wrhale_1 ·
Where in WIN2K PRO can you force a user to save a file automatically (or by default) to a mapped Network drive, instead of to MY Documents? Thanks for any help!

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If you are looking to modify the default file save locations for MS Office apps, here are the directions:
You can specify the default file save locations in Microsoft Office Suite applications. For example, in Word from the toolbar select, Tools, Options, File Locations tab, highlight Documents, and then click Modify, then browse to the mapped drive and folder location you want to set. For all other MS Office apps you have to hard code the path, you cannot browse to the location. In Excel, go to Tools, Options, General tab and enter the path for Default File Location. For PowerPoint go to Tools, Options, Save, and enter the save location path.

I hope this brief overview helps!
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by wrhale_1 In reply to

Great....thank you VM for your time and efforts!

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by timwalsh In reply to Save file by default to m ...

Depends on the progrma being used:

In Word - Go to the Tools menu and choose Options. Go to the File Locations tab and modify the location for Documents.

In Excel - Go to the Tools menu and choose Options. Go to the General tab and change the Default file location.

In Powerpoint - Go to the Tolls menu and choose Options. Go to the Save tab and change the default file location.

Options for other programs may vary.

You could also redirect the My Documents folder to a location on a mapped drive. Right-click on the My Documents folder and choose Properties. Change the Target location.

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by wrhale_1 In reply to

Great....thank you VM for your time and efforts!

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by Frank-MW In reply to Save file by default to m ...

What you really want is redirect everybody's My Documents to a Server Share.

Use Group Policy
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http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216463
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Redirecting the My Documents Folder for All Users in Windows 2000
The information in this article applies to:

* Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
* Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
* Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
* Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

This article was previously published under Q216463
The procedure in this article was also successfully tested on a Small Business Server 2000 network.
SUMMARY
You can use Group Policy to redirect the My Documents folder to a different network path on the domain for all users without having to set up an individual policy for each user.
MORE INFORMATION
NOTE: This procedure works only if the users have Windows 2000 Professional-based workstations.

1. On a domain controller, click Start, click Run, type dsa.msc, and then click OK to start the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in.
2. In the right pane, click the root of the domain.
3. Right-click the domain, and then click Properties.
4. Click the Group Policy tab, click New, and type a recognizable name for the new Group Policy Object (GPO), such as Domain My Docs Redirection. Press ENTER.
5. Click Edit to edit the Domain My Docs Redirection GPO.
6. Expand User Configuration.
7. Expand Windows Settings.
8. Expand Folder Redirection.
9. Right-click My Documents, and then click Properties.
10. Click Basic.
11. In the Target Folder Location box, type the path as:

\\servername\sharename\username
This redirects the users' My Documents folder to a folder on the network that is created automatically based on the user name.

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Great....thank you VM for your time and efforts!

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