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I am using Acrobate 6.0 Std / Win 98 and a new user. Is it possible to have Acrobat automatically default to a director other than c:\My Doents? If so, how? It seems to a pretty basic function to change to your default directories....

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    Default How to change default file "open" directory.

    I am using Acrobate 6.0 Std / Win 98 and a new user. Is it possible to have Acrobat automatically default to a director other than c:\My Doents? If so, how? It seems to a pretty basic function to change to your default directories.
    Ian_Burroughs@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Is it possible to have Acrobat automatically default to a director other
    than c:\My Doents?




    It doesn't. It defaults to the folder from where you oened your last PDF. This is standard pratice in most Windows programs.

    Office 2003 is quite customizable in this area (or so I have heard) but I don't think you can do it in Acrobat.
    Jonathan_H@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Thanks for your quick response.

    Mine doesn't default to the last opened directory though. It always default to the "My Docs" directory on my C: drive. If it went to that last opened dir that would be at least a small improvement. Is there a "preference" that needs to be checked somewhere?
    Ian_Burroughs@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I don't think you can do anything about the open location as I recall.
    William_A._Davis@adobeforums.com Guest

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    >Mine doesn't default to the last opened directory though.

    You're both right, and more besides: it depends on the version of
    Windows in use. Acrobat actually doesn't select a folder. In Windows
    98, that is likely to lead to My Doents. In Windows XP, that is
    likely to lead to the last folder that Windows saw that application
    use.

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I had Acrobat 5.0 and it opened the last used directory. Now, with 6.0.1, it defaults always to the My Doents folder. What changed?
    I was/am running Win2000 for both applications.
    brenna_olwine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: How to change default file "open" directory.

    My Acrobat Pro 6.01 goes to the directory I last opened a PDF from every time. So I get the behavior Aandi describes. I have not done anything special to get this. It's just the behaviour I get after I did an accept all defaults install 10 days ago. Acrobat 5.05 does just the same on another machine I have

    Both machines Win2kPro - all available SP and upgrades.
    FWIW
    Ian
    Ian_Burton@home_in_Paris.fr Guest

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