I knew another Niki once, and she irritated me too. *smile* The "Last Folder Used By App is actually the general setting I like best for my own use. When my users are using a servers or removable disks, I get into trouble. For instance, I provide a "Last File Saved" option for users in one of my apps. It is alias driven and will mount the server, if it is online. However, I would also like to have my "Save To Windows" item go to a floppy. If the user inserts the floppy after the Save File comes up, the directory switch is made by the finder. But from there, with Last Folder Used" chosen in General, I cannot switch back to the directory the user was using just before the floppy save...as the floppy is the last used. Ejecting it then makes the app default to the root of the HD, but that is as close as I can get. The finder at this point refuses to let me force the switch. I too tell the my users to switch the General Controls, but I really don't like that. If John or anyone can figure how I could make this more transparent to the user, I would be most pleased. It seems silly to have them have to navigate to the folder they were using moments ago, just because they saved to a floppy. George In a message dated 12/5/98 4:41:44 AM, info@... writes: >I can tell you this, it looks like the application specific "last directory" settings are stored in a database in the General Controls prefs file as a >_"niki" type resource. It looks like it might be easy to modify before >you >open the save dialog by locating your own application name, then changing >the >entry (vNum%?, wdNum%?, alias ptr&?). Any thoughts?