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246 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 3:40 PM by Barney-15E RSS
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Jan 30, 2013 4:37 AM

When working with a number of files from a folder somewhere down the heirarchy, it used to be the case that saving a file went directly to the last used location. Now, with OS10.8, it is simply directed to the top level requiring either repeated navigation to the required folder or leaving the files at this level and moving them en bloc later. Is there a way of reverting to the previous, much more convenient method?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 4:36 AM (in response to first position)

    It depends on the Application. However, that information is usually stored in a preference file (plist), and if it can't be written to for some reason, you may need to delete it so that it can recreate it and work properly.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 4:19 PM (in response to first position)

    They are in your user Library/Preferences folder with a name that is like com.companyName.programName.plist.

    You may just want to move it to the Desktop and check if that fixes it. If it doesn't, then you can move the old file back and not have to reset all of your preferences.

     

    To get to your user Library (and thus Preferences), hold down the option key and select Library from the Go menu in Finder.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:39 AM (in response to first position)

    Another way to check to see if it is system-wide or just your user account is to try it in another user account.

    If it works there, then there is something else causing the problem in your user folder. Tracking that down may be difficult.

     

    Have you checked on the support site for Finale to see if there is any information there.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 3:40 PM (in response to first position)

    The point of trying in another account is to see what happens. If it goes away, then the problem is limited to your account and not a problem with the system or application.

     

    If it does occur in the other user, then it has something to do with the system or the application's interaction with the system.

     

    If you don't have one, you can just make one to test. If you don't want to keep it around, delete it. But, you can keep it for testing stuff like this.

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