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

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#1

Hello

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

thanks


#2

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


#3

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

Thanks


#4

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.


#5

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 Terminal.app, restarted SketchUp, and it worked.