Change default folder for camtasia 9 output?

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Camtasia 9 retains the location for the last file saved.

This is inconvenient when working with several projects.

Can I tell Camtasia to associate a file folder with a particular project, rather than reverting to the last location where I saved a file?

Thanks

Charlie
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Naomi Skarzinski

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I think may help you.  I show a couple ways you can do this.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB-vcrg4LYU
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peterparker

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I don't understand what is Camtasia
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Camtasia

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Hi Naomi,

I was not referring to Camtasia recorder.

The problem occurs when I use "Share" to produce a video on a local drive within Camtasia 9.

Thanks for your help.

Charlie
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patti.schulz

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I agree. It is absurd that we cannot set defaults. My version 9  remembers where I stored my version 8 files. I don't have access to change any system files (but I shouldn't have to either)

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Captain Walker

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Like has anything happened to cure this?
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Joe Morgan

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No
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craig

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I do not know whether or not Camtasia has fixed this.

Either way, you can remedy this problem via the Windows "mklink" (make link) command.  Run it from the command prompt, and it will give you a synopsis on how to create either a symbolic link or a hard link (you will want to create symbolic links, for this particular issue).

This will redirect all activity, destined for one location (the default location), to the new location to which your link points.

This is handled by the operating system, and is, therefore, helpful with any stubborn, hard coded, applications.  Camtasia, or any other application, will be oblivious to the fact that reads and writes are being redirected.
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I tried this. It was not recognized. (Windows 7) I use a company computer so I am limited in what I can do.
Besides, I don't think I should have to be in the command prompt. (What is this, 1995?) I don't understand how it can be SO difficult to set a default folder. Just about every other Windows program does that.
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David Peddicord

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New to Camtasia.  You can't set folders either?  What crap did I buy??
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Rick Stone

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LOL, show me software that doesn't have quirks! Even Windows and iOS have their flaws. ;)

Camtasia is excellent for what it does. So much so that many of us are willing to overlook a quirk here and there.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Agree with Rick and so many others who embrace what Camtasia is and does!  
Experience takes work and commitment.

This persons attitude needs to go somewhere else or turn your comments to be constructive and not as suggested!  Get Professional?

FK
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Why does the aricle appear when I search for camtasia 9 .tscprojerror?
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isaac

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Hey, don't worry, when you upgrade to Camtasia 2018, it won't even remember the last place saved! It will just ALWAYS default to the Camtasia program folder. And that annoying little checkbox that you have to click to get it to not add an extra folder for the output? Yeah, you're going to have to click that every frickin time now. It won't stay unchecked.
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Hmmm. This has not been my experience. When I publish, it remembers the last folder I published to. When I Open, it also remembers the last location where I opened a project. I don't have to unclick the sub-folder option - maybe because I use Custom production settings? It's a mystery..
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On 2018? I use custom production settings, too. I checked all the available options and preferences (minimal configuration, at best), and wasn't able to find anything to change that.
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When I was looking for a solution I found this comment by "ofer" on https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/-organize-produced-files-into-sub-folders-check-box which should do the trick...
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"When you produce the video, on the very first dialog box, you get the option to choose the type of production. 
Make a custom production just once (as opposed to the built in options such as "MP4 only (up to 1080p), in which you un-check the "Organize produced...".
Since that point - all further productions will have this option un-checked by default."

As I may add: If you choose another production folder this folder will also be the "new default" folder.
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Hermann
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pschulz77

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This is my experience too. The last folder becomes the "default". Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't..
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our tutorials are a gift Naomi. Thank you so much for sharing. As an absolute beginner of Camtasia 9, it helps a lot to have a very well understanding of the basics. kissonthehand
see: https://inro.in/lucky-patcher/
https://inro.in/9apps/
https://inro.in/vidmate/

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