How to make Mathematica automatically save a notebook to the same

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg113431] How to make Mathematica automatically save a notebook to the same*From*: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>*Date*: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 04:27:45 -0400 (EDT)*Reply-to*: nma at 12000.org

This is the scenario: It seems to me the current behavior of Mathematica wrt to how it handles this matter is not logical. Consider this: I opened notebook folderA/a.nb, then opened another notebook fodlerB/b.nb. So now have 2 notebooks open. Did some editing to a.nb, then did File->Save Where do you expect a.nb to saved to? folderA ofcourse ! but no, Mathematica saves a.nb to folderB ! because that was the the folder I opened a notebook from last. Does this make any sense? Should'nt the notebook be saved to the same place it was opened from? This can cause one to lose changes made, and it happend to me. Becuase I did not notice the notebook was saved to a different folder, and next time I started a new session, and opened a.nb, the changes I made were not there. Is there an option to have Mathematica change this behavior to the logical behavior of saving the notebook to the same folder it was opened from unless otherwise told to? Right now, each time I want to save a notebook, I have to do File->SAVE AS, and navigate to the orginal folder the notebook lives in and have to keep answering the question asking me if I am sure I want to overwrite the notebook, which is scary sometimes. I am sure someone will try to explain to me that this current behavior is completely logical and all that, but for me, it completely makes no sense at all. ps. I looked at preferences, and do not see anything there to change this. Thanks, --Nasser