Word 2013 - Keep “Search Documents” from resetting legacy Open dialog to Documents folder

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Word 2013 - Keep “Search Documents” from resetting legacy Open dialog to Documents folder

Post by pschroeter » 2019 Mar 03, 06:28

Keep “Search Documents” from resetting legacy Open dialog to Documents folder
Every time I use the Search Documents feature in upper right corner of the legacy Open dialog (I hate Backstage) it resets the default file location to the Documents folder which is one folder up, which I see the next time I open the dialog. I have the default Word file save location set to a folder titled Microsoft Word inside the Documents folder. The first time I use Search, it starts in the correct folder, but the next time I open the Open dialog it’s changed to the Documents folder. Can I do anything about this?

I am pretty sure it's the Windows search baked into the Word Open dialog that’s overriding Word and I want it to stop. It means the next time I search for Word documents from Word it shows a long list of other file types and I have to reset the search location to my Microsoft Word documents folder.

I really, really miss the old dedicated Word XP (2002) Find File and really hate Advanced Query Syntax. I know xplorer² can do an excellent job finding Word files, especially complex searches, but I’m always dealing with which search requires the least number of clicks and typing to find what I want.

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Re: Word 2013 - Keep “Search Documents” from resetting legacy Open dialog to Documents folder

Post by nikos » 2019 Mar 04, 09:14

happy birthday!
sorry I don't have anything of a solution for a birthday present. I saw this post in the old forum too

fwiw I recently started using Deskrule for file search exclusively, and it is much more "less clicks" compared to xplorer2. Another option is to copy paths from xplorer2 and enter them in the system open/save dialogs. Not sure how office 2013 does search though, I am using office 2010 and never search with it anyway

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Re: Word 2013 - Keep “Search Documents” from resetting legacy Open dialog to Documents folder

Post by johngalt » 2019 Mar 15, 01:24

One thing you could do is to follow this article: https://support.office.com/en-gb/articl ... 8c60dd5d3b

It's supposed to work. I just tried it, and after changing the folder using this method, when I created a new doc, and tried to save, it defaulted to the folder that I chose.

When I tried to open a document, and clicked on This PC, it also defaulted to start looking in the folder that I had set.

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