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Type: Bug
ID: 560649
Opened: 5/21/2010 5:52:13 AM
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When I change my project and file locations they do not change the default locations when I try and load projects. VS 2010 always attempts to load the path that was original in this option. I tried closing and re-loading VS 2010 but default project path still did not change.
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Posted by Microsoft on 5/26/2010 at 11:03 AM
This is "by design".
The path you set in the Tools/Options/ProjectsAndSolutions/General page in "Projects location:" edit box affects the path where the OpenProject dialog will use (the File/Open/Project&Solution), and affects where the projects are saved.
The setting does not affect the path where the OpenFile dialog will use (the dialog you open with the OpenFile button in the Standard toolbar or with File/Open/File command).
By default, when no other documents are opened in editors, the OpenFile dialog uses the last location where you opened a file from (and not the initial setting of the ProjectsLocation field). This is the standard Windows behavior with the File/Open dialog.
Also, if you have a document opened in editor, the File/Open/File dialog will use as path the parent folder of the document opened in editor (if you opened a file, chances are that you'll want to open more files from the same folder).

Alin Constantin
[Visual Studio Shell development]
Posted by Microsoft on 5/23/2010 at 8:18 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.

Thank you
Posted by Microsoft on 5/21/2010 at 5:02 PM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
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