Default directory for opening and saving files

Guido shared this idea 15 years ago

The first time a file is opened/saved on disk, Geogebra uses the \My Documents folder as default. This is annoying if you keep your files in a different folder.

The option to return to the last used folder or to set a default folder would be welcome.


Comments (2)


You can change the target of Windows' "My Documents" folder by right clicking on it and changing the target. This will be convenient for you in many situations.

However, I agree that GeoGebra should remember the last directory used.

Best wishes,



I finally located some of my "lost files" in windows 10 VirtualStore . It is a hidden file structure: "...AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files"

VirtualStore is long story and is told here:

And yes, a file directory needs to be specified.

Hopes this helps.

Paul Booth

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