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"Save As" Default Location

In 2016, when you click "Save As..." it would take you to your scene folder, and you could save your file. Now in 2017 when you click Save As this takes you to whatever folder you were last in. This is useless.

Please revert back to Save As location sending you directly to the scene folder you set in your project window.

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  • zewt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This doesn't make sense. Save As (and Open) should always go back to the last place you were in, so if you're opening or saving multiple times you don't have to navigate back to where you're working every time. It's not "useless", it's the standard behavior that every applications has and it's extremely useful.

    If you want to go to the scene directory, , just click "Scenes" in the project bar. If you're saving in that directory repeatedly, then you'll end up there, simply because it's the last place you saved.

    (That said, if you open a scene, open and save as should default to the directory containing the file you opened, which doesn't always happen.)

  • laurasko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Oh my goodness, yes. We have constantly been having to hunt down scene files in asset folders, because if people reference in new assets into their scenes and then go to version up their scene files, they get saved in the asset file folder, rather than just staying within the folder where the existing scene currently lives. Madness.

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