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We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQ – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
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Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
Adobe. Make It an Experience.Michael Smith commented
Dear Mr. Chaturvedi,
this 'feature' persists with my copy (Version 23.0.2) on a Windows 10, all Updates regularly installed as soon as available.
Indeed, the 'Export as...' does work as intended (drops me at the folder the .ai-file itself is saved to), also as the 'save a copy'-function does. However, using 'Export for screens' drops me at the location of my last successful export of some other file some other day - just not the current file. The legacy function saving 'for web' I never used; it drops me at my documents (cannot tell if this is intended).
Apparently I am not alone with this, therefore I do not know why I should get in touch about this. Either there does exist a fix (then please provide the necessary steps like altering the registry, etc.) or there is no fix available — what saves my time AND your time for NOT calling in just for nonsense. Meanwhile I can use that time for jumping forward and backwards between the different paths instead (since Windows 10 also removed the 'recently visited' feature from the file dialogue and replaced it with the 'most popular' folders).Michael Smith commented
My 23.0.1 installation still has this "feature" - but:
File » Export... » Export as...
but instead in
File » Export... » Export for screens (Alt+Ctrl+E)
There it keeps remembering the last export location, but only if you were browsing there through the app. Copying and pasting another location in the address bar will export this one file correctly, but on the next occasion it will export again into the previous location.
It's about time to fix this ... I know this bug since - forever?