I would like to change the default path for saving layers ("save as" in the main layers panel). Now the default is C:\Program Files\QGIS Lyon\bin (in which I even don't have the rights to save apparently...)

Many answers on this forum tell that it should not be like this, and that QGIS will save in the last folder used. This is not the case in my situation. I even saved the whole QGIS project in the by me desired folder. Every single SHP file I want to save, is by directed to the QGIS Lyon\bin folder by default; unless I first click the "browse"-button, then it goes to the desired folder; If I don't first click the "browse"-button, it directs to the bin folder.

  • Maybe you need the write access to that folder to change the path. I only get that preset if the last used folder is removed in the meantime. – AndreJ Mar 8 '16 at 7:11
  • You mean that after I have access to the C:\Program Files\QGIS Lyon\bin it will remember the last location of saving? – Rob Mar 8 '16 at 9:14
  • It is worth a try. I always grant myself full rights on my own computers, and seldomly get the bin path as preset. – AndreJ Mar 8 '16 at 17:49

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