Is there a way to change the default location for attachment files?

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21 Jan, 2022 07:19 PM

I am new to MoneyDance (yay!) and using Linux. Whenever I right-click to Add Attachment, the open file dialog defaults to opt/Moneydance in the OS File System. I would never keep user files in the OS File System (most would not). I would like to switch it to /home/<username>/Documents (preferrably) or /home/<username>/.moneydance/Documents. It seems the latter would have been the default location for this dialog anyway.

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 21 Jan, 2022 08:24 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    The dialog is not asking you where you want to save the attachments to rather it is giving you a dialog window to so that you can navigate to the attachments for Moneydance.

    Moneydance will encrypt the attachment you find and will place that copy in /home/<username>/Documents/<DataSet>/safe/attach

  2. 2 Posted by studio on 21 Jan, 2022 08:36 PM

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    Thanks for your response, but I may not have been clear. I was not looking for the place to 'save' attachments, but rather where to find them to attach them. For example, if I want to attach a store receipt, and right-click to attach, the open dialog always opens in the Linux file system rather than somewhere in the Home directory. This requires several clicks, every time, to find the store receipt. Rather tedious. I am just looking to have the open dialog default to somewhere more useful.

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 21 Jan, 2022 09:05 PM

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    My experience on Linux Mint is that the attachment dialog always opens in the location "Recent". This is perhaps the File Manager that is determining where to open.

  4. 4 Posted by studio on 22 Jan, 2022 01:32 PM

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    This has been my experience as well. All my other software follows this process. At first, I thought maybe this may have been a quirk of Moneydance being in demo mode. But it has continued after I purchased the license. I just did a check to see if this was only happening after Moneydance was started (and then the 2nd attempt would default to where I just was), but no I am always sent back to /opt/Moneydance. A bug in Moneydance? or a setting in the Linux? I will take a closer look at my Linux settings, but since this is only happening for me in Moneydance, I am leaning towards a bug or setting in this application. Hopefully, the support staff may have a suggestion. Thanks again!

  5. 5 Posted by derekkent23 on 22 Jan, 2022 04:30 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.
    Hi studio

    I am running Moneydance 2022.3(4063)
    On Linux Ferron when I add an attachment it opens File in a folder called Recent.
    Ran the same test on Linux Mint this time the File folder that opens is opt/Moneydance
    On Linux Ubuntu it’s opt/Moneydance again.

    By contrast on Windows 11 the last folder opened by Moneydance is the folder that opens. For example, it could be the EXPORT BACKUP folder.

  6. 6 Posted by studio on 22 Jan, 2022 05:10 PM

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    Hello derekkent23,
    Wow, thanks for all that checking! You may have narrowed it down - I am running LinuxMint. But this seems very unique. I am working with 5 different programs right now which all open/save to the last location I used in each of the programs so I am at a loss as to why this is happening in Moneydance only.

    Your response did give me something else to check: the OPEN OTHER, IMPORT, and EXPORT BACKUP all open to the last location I used which was the Home/Downloads folder. This still seems specific to ADD ATTACHMENT (and now only in certain distros).

  7. 7 Posted by studio on 22 Feb, 2022 01:28 PM

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    Hello, OP here:
    I am wondering if any progress is being made on this issue or should I post this issue elsewhere? Thanks.

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