You can change the default location of the
Save As button of all Microsoft applications (e.g Word, Excel) and other application that use the default Windows
Save As dialogue (e.g Notepad++):
It is possible to change location to whatever directory you want, including a network share or mapped drive:
REGEDIT (Start -> Run -> regedit) and browse to
Edit the string value
Personal and change the data to whatever directory or other location you want. No special syntax is needed.
Press the F5 key to refresh. If that did not work, close all open programs and hit F5 again.
This will work for all MS applications, including Windows itself, with a few exceptions.
If you want to do the same for other programs, that use a different/custom
Save As dialogue, you might need to change the
Save As location manually for each program, usually through its settings or preferences.