InDesign 16.0 saves Converted files in last used folder, not containing folder
On Catalina OSX (10.15.7), InDesign 2021 (16.0) saves a Converted file to the last used Finder folder, rather than the folder the document is contained in.
Happens with 'Save As...', as well as saving InCopy assignments.
The fix for this issue is now available in the latest Beta build (build 109) of InDesign 16.0 available via CCD.
We’re planning to make the fix available via a Public release very shortly. Please stay tuned for the announcement.
Patrick Clark commented
Since Adobe seems to be dragging their feet on this one, here's a SUPER HELPFUL script to use in the meantime. You can also assign this script to a shortcut if you choose.
Please make this simple, logical fix for such a recurring time-consuming problem. 'Save As > Original folder' as the default setting. Like we can for re-linking under Edit > Preferences > File Handling > Links > Default Relink Folder .
Markus Poenitsch commented
Another 14 days are gone and NO Update is available. I don't know why Adobe is not able to provide a hotfix as so many other companies do so in comparable situations. Why is Adobe collecting many bugs instead of providing a hotfix to fix this awful behavior? We are programming Apps and for sure only a few codelines would be necessary to fix it. So why do we have to wait for weeks? So PLEASE fix it NOW!
Guido Köhler commented
Form me very shortly is a few days, this post from Ravi Kiran ist now about 9 days old …
I have over 150 customers and probably more than a million folder s and files. Would be helpfull if this bug is fixed «very shortly» and we do not have to wait for a christmas present.
Guido Köhler from Switzerland
BEVERLY MADSEN commented
Please fix this problem IMMEDIATELY, it is driving me crazy! It wastes my time looking for the folder it should be saved into.
Fix this problem, it is driving me crazy, I have many many folders and it wastes my time looking for the folder it should be saved into and overtake that job/file.
******** guys, this is so ******** annoying to deal with. STOP RELEASING BROKEN ****
I'm having this same issue on Mojave 10.14.6
I drove myself crazy and spent 30 mins trying to find a file that was saved in the wrong spot.
How do I get the beta build fix?
Tim Warner commented
I'll just add that this should always be default behavior in Adobe apps, although a preference switch would be great for those used to the Office way of handling files.
I'm nearly always working on multiple projects at the same time, so having InDesign (etc) remember where I opened a project and saving all its files to that same folder is a great time-saver. Saves us all having to hunt down files we accidentally saved to a different location!
Hello, please kindly provide a link to download and fix the bug? When I open CC, InDesign is showing I am updated to the latest version 16.0, however, the bug (of saving to the last opened folder instead of the current folder) still continues. -Thank you.
Very annoying. This should have been fixed by now.
The bug was reported in July, now it's November. Why are you still ignoring it. Will you financially compensate for our lost time?
I have the same problem since updating InDesign to 2021... VERY frustrating and time wasting.
Dee R commented
When is this going to be fixed. It's been weeks now and a very frustrating bug!
Also on windows 10.0.19041
When I went to save the file, it took me into a folder I haven't saved anything into for 2 years. Even worse, I COULD NOT direct it to the folder where the 2020 file resided that I had just opened in 2021. I had to save it into the wrong folder, then drill down to where InDesign insisted on saving it and drag from there into the folder where the file was before I opened it. Is this an improvement? I think I need to uninstall the new version and reinstall 2020. I've worked in 2021 for all of one hour and it's pure frustration. All I needed to do was change two words, and the multiple glitches I encountered make that take an hour.
Indesign does not save files created in the previous version to the location from which it was opened, but to the last folder used. It's pointless and uncomfortable.
Older versions of files do not even remember their name.
Windows 10 version here too. I have been spending far too much of my time trying to find files that have been saved to the wrong folder. Not to mention the embarrassment factor of sending out the wrong files to clients. Get it together Adobe, this is making us (and by extension you) look amateur!
It has been that way since Indesign 1.0.
All the same bugs as the past versions as far as I can see.
I would list them all here, but there is really no point. They remain, and just get added to, never fixed.
Costing us all time and money. Dear Adobe, will you issue InDesign users who upgraded and now can't downgrade a refund? Your "improved" version is getting us all in trouble with clients. NOT GOOD. What is taking so long?