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Thanks for this feedback. We have started work on it. The default path will be that of the folder in which the file is located, and this will work at file level. Similar will be the case for Save for Web.
An error occurred while saving the commentSmokie Lee commented
I would also like this to be a global option. I have to follow a workflow where exported files are put into a specific folder and _never_ put into another folder. I recognize though that everyone has different processes and even different ones per folder or file so some options here would be great.
I'm not sure if it's supposed to be saving the option for each file, but mine resets to the "source folder" every time for every file, even if it was previously set to another location in this version of Illustrator. So it sounds like I'm running up against what Andy and Philip King have run into.
TLDR Please make this an option, as you can't really predict the workflow for every user in every situation. Users should be able to control their workflow as needed.