Win 7?

By gderdzia ·
How can I save a file to the desk top in Windows 7? Easily done in XP

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what type of file?

by PurpleSkys In reply to Win 7?

Is this something you want to copy from the internet or a file created on your pc? In office products, it's click on the office button in the top left corner, go to save or save as, a box pops up, in the left hand side is where your files-folders-drives are, select your desktop. Let me know if that that works for you.

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Any File - other than a PDF No desk top to save to

by gderdzia In reply to Win 7?

There is no save to the desktop anywhere accept if it is a PDF file then I have the desktop to save to if I wish. Windows 7 does not allow me to save to the desktop as in XP. If you use the send to command then a file as a shortcut is saved and seen on desktop. I don't want a short cut I want the file to be saved on my desktop.

All I want is to be able to place a file anywhere I wish and not have Win 7 restrict me.

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try this

by PurpleSkys In reply to Win 7?

windows .microsoft .com /en- CA/windows7 /Save-a-file

but remember to remove the extra spaces in the link after you copy and paste it in your browser

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choose save as

by Sue T In reply to Win 7?

and then choose desktop as the location.

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Copying to Desktop in Win 7

by tomurich In reply to Win 7?

The easiest way to do it is to use Windows Explorer, but you can create your own Start Menu button and point the folder to your desktop, as well.

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I tried to answer this

by Slayer_ In reply to Win 7?

But I keep getting an ID10T error when I try.

According to his profile, he is a CEO....

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by PurpleSkys In reply to I tried to answer this
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by cpguru21 In reply to I tried to answer this

also known as a picnic.

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Desktop is for Short Cuts.

by databaseben In reply to Win 7?

actual files should reside in folders.

while the desktop is a folder as well, its better to save short cuts to it and not the actual file because the desktop folder can inadvertently and unexpectedly crash and cause you headaches.

so the first step is to ensure that the pdf file is in an appropriate folder, like documents or downloads or other custom folder like "MyPdfs".

next right click on the file and create shortcut.

next move (or do a copy and paste) that shortcut onto your desktop.

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by PurpleSkys In reply to Desktop is for Short Cuts ...

i keep all my folders on my desktop, very few shortcuts. And i can't remember the last time my "desktop crashed". The user also isnt looking to save a .pdf, they're trying to save something else that they have yet to reveal to us....but thats just my opinion

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