Choosing default locations for files Mac OS Can not find folder option




Iv gone on the guide to help with the problem in setting default location of sketchup models,

it use to work in the past, every time i save it will automatically go to sketchup folder, but now it will just go to documents,

it has made my work saved across my mac and i want it to go back to how it use to be.

i do not get the folder option when on sketchup preference section



That’s available in SketchUp 2017. What version are you using?


Hi I’m using Sketchup Pro 2016 MacOS El Capitan

On the preference section there is no folder option, I’m not sure if it’s secret menus, but I can not resolve this issue



No secret menu.It was implemented in SU2017 but not earlier versions.

Previous Mac versions use the last saved location as the next save location unless you change it.


What Dave said. Plus: what do you get in Terminal if you type / paste this:

defaults read com.sketchup.SketchUp.2016 SketchUp.DefaultFolder.Models

That should be where you go. If you crash on close, that wont be written out. To manually change that, I did:

defaults write com.sketchup.SketchUp.2016 SketchUp.DefaultFolder.Models -string “/Users/MY_HOME_DIR/Documents”

in, restarted SketchUp, and it worked.