Reference Number: KB-00054Last Updated: 10-03-2013 08:22 AM
The information in this article applies to:
I would like Chief Architect to default to a specific folder on my local machine's hard drive when opening files. How do I do this?
In Chief Architect, you can specify where on your computer the program looks when an existing plan or layout is opened or saved using Save As .
The method of specifying the default Open and Save As directory in Chief Architect depends on the version being used.
Warning: Working on files over a network server, external hard drive, or usb flash drive device is not supported as this can lead to file corruption and data loss.
To change the default Open and Save As directory
Select Edit> Preferences from the menu.
In the list on the left side of the Preferences dialog, click on New Plans. If you do not see it, click the + beside General to display its subheadings.
On the lower right side of the New Plans panel, in the Open and Save As section, you have two options:
Click the radio button beside Use Last Folder to refer the program to the last directory, or folder, used when File> Open Plan , File> Open Layout or File> Save As was used.
Click the radio button beside Use This Folder to refer the program to a particular folder on your local hard drive that you specify in the text field by browsing to its location on your system.
When Use This Folder is selected, the pathname field and Browse button below become active.
Click the Browse button to open the Browse for Folder dialog.
Browse to the location on your computer where you would like Chief Architect to refer every time you select File> Open Plan , File> Open Layout or File> Save As from the menu, then click OK to return to the Preferences dialog.
Click OK to close the Preferences dialog and apply your change.