This guide takes you step-by-step by setting up custom “shortcuts” in the “Save As” dialog box in Windows.
An interesting thing about this trick is that it works from Windows XP all the way through Windows 10. Although this guide uses Windows 10 for the steps and screenshots, if you are using a different version of Windows you have absolutely no problem following along.
It is important to note that not All Windows apps use the same “Save As”
- click search button in the Windows Taskbar and run a search for: gpedit.msc . Select that item from the search results. Note: if you are using an earlier version of Windows, click Start button and then Run. Get on gpedit.msc in Run box.
- The group Policy editor is displayed.
- Select + (the plus sign) next to it on the left panel User Configuration to expand the list. Then select the plus sign next to it administrative templates then Windows Components then Explorer and finally, select Normal open file dialog. Note: If you are using an earlier version of Windows, the path may be different. Try: User Configuration to expand the list administrative templates -> Windows Explorer -> Normal open file dialog
- Double click on Objects displayed in the Location bar entry in the Group Policy main window.
- The Objects displayed in the Field Bar properties the window opens. The first thing to do is check the box next to it enabled
- Now enter the places you want to view Save as dialog box. You must specify the entire path to the location for shortcuts to work. For example, if you want a shortcut to yours Downloads folder, specify:
C: Users Your username Downloads
- Once you have entered all the places you want to appear Save as window, click Apply and then OK.
- Ta-da! If you open an app and select File -> Save as… you will see the custom folders you just added. Note: in Windows 10, if you leave one of the five location fields blank, another shortcut This computer will be included.
While you’re here and in the mood to customize Windows, you may also want to customize the Windows 10 “Quick Access” menu.