New QGIS projects are saved with relative path location for data sources by default.

If you want to use absolute path, each time a new project is created, this setting needs to be changed in the project properties dialog box.

How can I make absolute path the default behavior for new projects ?

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In Options | General, there is a setting to Create new project from default project. You can create a default project that uses absolute paths and tell QGIS to use that as a template for all new projects.

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