4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2007 2:12 AM by whitewine
whitewine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
When I'm in an application, such as Excel, where I want to do a "SaveAs", is there a way to select a subfolder?

The only folders which are made available in the drop-down list are the top folders in the left pane of the Finder window. I used to be able to wait a second when hovering over the main folder from the drop-down list, and the subfolders within that folder would appear. Now I'm having to just save the file to "Documents" (then go through the laborious process of holding down the mouse button as I drag across to the desired subfolder, which is no fun either). This is also a problem when downloading files, where the only selection is "downloads".

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5), 1.5 ghz, 1.25 gb RAM
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,625 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions.

    Just to the right of the "Save As" window, there is a big blue arrow... click it.

  • whitewine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh, I see. Well, apparently the save "Where" selection box is irrelevant, unless you don't have subfolders and always put everything in the same place. Hmmmm.
  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,870 points)
    The Where menu becomes more useful the more you save, because it has a list of the recent folders you've saved to, which can include any folder (subfolder). You may not have saved to enough places to see that yet, but I use it all the time. It is actually very useful with subfolders, because if you recently saved to a deep subfolder and need to save to it again, you can instantly pick it from the menu instead of having to manually dig deep into your subfolders.
  • whitewine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It's just not very intuitive to have the folder selection show up in the "SaveAs" box, where one usually expects to modify the name of the file; you're expecting to save it to a "Where" location. And if you decide to change from the most recent folder for saving, you still don't go to the "Where" - once again, you must select from the "SaveAs". I'm glad I know these things, now.