"Duplicate" and "export" default directory?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by frutter, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. frutter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Please help me, I am going crazy here!

    When I use the "duplicate" function in Lion, and want to save the duplicated file, or when I want to save a pdf-export of a file, then Lion assumes that the directory I want to save to is the same directory as *last* time I did a duplicate save or an export.

    This is almost *never* the case! In fact, 99% of the times, I want the duplicate and the export saved to the same directory as the original file, and I would imagine most others agree.

    But I cannot find any way to change this? It seems others are not as annoyed with the problem as me, so I might have missed some easy setting.
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    I think the issue that you are running into is when you use the export function there is a small arrow button to the right of the filename. Click on it it will open up and allow to select the folder to place the file in.
  3. frutter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Thanks, but I already knew perfectly well how to choose the save and export location.

    My problem is that I don't *want* to choose that location when it's incredibly easy for the program to guess where I want to save the duplicate file or the exported file.

    I seem to remember that Snow Leopard would export to the same directory as the original file as default. And of course it didn't have the silly "duplicate file"-function, but the "save as..." default location was also the same place as the original.
  4. frutter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Seriously, has noone else been bothered by this? I feel so alone. :/
  5. klaxamazoo macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2006
    I'm with you on this. It is annoying and speaks volumes of Apples current inability to pay attention to details.

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