Default save location Word when creating new document from SharePoint library
Hi all, we have a strange problem on our new SharePoint environment, when saving a document (Word 2007) which was created by choosing "new" in a document library the default save location does not point to the library but to the My Documents folder (local) instead. This is done from a Windows 7 machine with office 2007. Any idea's? I can't find any documentation about the problem or a solution within CA or Word. Thanks
February 22nd, 2010 11:23am

Hi there, Is this happening to all users? Have you tried resetting the profile for a user and trying again? Also, try this article that may be of interest - relates to IE7 and printer drivers may cause the same issue: http://blogs.msdn.com/askie/archive/2009/02/15/issue-when-attempting-to-save-documents-on-a-sharepoint-server-using-ie7.aspx Hope this helps Cheers Geoff
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February 22nd, 2010 4:27pm

Hi there,Is this happening to all users? Have you tried resetting the profile for a user and trying again?Also, try this article that may be of interest - relates to IE7 and printer drivers may cause the same issue:http://blogs.msdn.com/askie/archive/2009/02/15/issue-when-attempting-to-save-documents-on-a-sharepoint-server-using-ie7.aspx Hope this helpsCheersGeoff Hi Geoff!Thanks for the info! I followed the url and found out that I only have one copy of PSAPI.DLL which is located in the right directory. I decided to delete all my printers (XPS Writer and FAX) and after I did that the save location pointed to the right SP libraries! Also noticed that "Show in Explorer view" didnt work before, which also works now.My colleague installed the "Desktop Experience"-feature on the server and the problems seems to be solved now...Microsoft works in mysterious ways
February 23rd, 2010 3:42am

Hm, it seems that the problem returned, not on my machine though but on my colleagues machine... going to investigate it further.
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February 23rd, 2010 9:58am

I am having this same issue. It initially started on one machine, then the user move another machine and it worked ... for a while. Now the same thing has happened on the new machine. Did you find a solution for this? Some other issues that have started happening at the same time which could be related (unless it is a HUGE coincidence): 1. From a Document Library, click New. This opens the configured Word template. Type in some text and click the Save button. The Save As dialogue appears, but the "Save In:" directory is "My Documents". This is the issue described above. A follow on from this is if I manually enter the Sharepoint address into the FIlename field, then I get the following error: "Cannot find the URL 'https://sharepoint.domain.com.au'" Yet, I can enter this into IE and it goes straight there. 2. If I edit an existing file in Word, I can save it ok, but when I close the document, it prompts be to check it in (Which is normal) but when I say yes and fill in the Check in details, it gives the following error: "There has been a network or file permission error. The network connection may be lost. (https://sharepoint.domain.com.au/it/sha)" You can see above that the directory in the path finishes with /it/sha. This should be /it/sharedev/documents/ 3. The site will let me upload a document and check it in without issue. Did you notice any of these other issues too, Erik? EDIT: Forgot to add that I this was done under two logins on two different machines (XP SP3 and Office 2007 SP2). The second user was a site administrator, so permissions should not be an issue.
June 6th, 2010 10:19pm

I've been having this same issue, 1 VM (Server 2008 R2) in Hyper-V and though it sounds like nonsense; installing the Desktop Experience feature in conjunction with turning off the 3 checks in the Trust Centre in Office appears to solved the problem for now.
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