Saving work into Folders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by allamb, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. allamb macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Please help. I am having trouble being able to save files where i would like them on my new iMac. If i save a photo or a movie or anything it seems I can only chose from the initial menu of folders. I can't save files into a folder within a folder.

    Am i being stupid?

    At the moment i have to save the file then open the HD explorer to move it into the folder i choose. This can't be right!

    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
  2. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    You can select more specifically where you want to save things. If the program doesn't automatically give you a Finder-like browser to select your destination, see the pics below.

    Most programs will have something like this:
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    This should come up:
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  3. allamb thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2006

    you can tell i am a muppet. Hopefully i will be able to help someone one day. in 10 years at this rate though!!
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    You have to learn sometime. Just spend some time looking around on the forum and you'll find plenty of tips and tricks, along with troubleshooting problems that you may encounter in the future.
  5. discoforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2004
    Vermont, USA
    No worries, that one stumped me for a while too. It seems pretty arbitrary when you get the full dialogue box or not.

    So which muppet are you??? I love those fuzzy little folks. :)
  6. katemcg macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2010
    too late for the links to work!

    hi thee guys
    having same problem and now the links are no longer valid

    i'll look in another forum in the meantime

    but if anyone gets this, particularly the guy with the answers ;)
    can he let me know?!!

    :D* cheers!
  7. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    I don't have the pictures, but in the save dialog box, next to the file name, you should see a button with a triangle in it. Click the button, and you'll see the rest of the file system.
  8. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Good advice.... I always start new Mac users off with that tip too. Also, look for the same triangle in the Print Dialogue. That way you will get the rest of the printing options.

    Good Luck.
  9. ErickCisco macrumors newbie


    Nov 25, 2010
    Costa Rica

    There is another option which could help you to create customized folders from the IPhone root.
    Use the following tool:

    or there is another app that can be helpful:
    Ifile from appstore.

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