Saving file at different directory

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AStro
AStro on 22 Sep 2021
Commented: Image Analyst on 22 Sep 2021
Hi,
I am having trouble changing the directory where my file should be saved. I use the command:
[file, pathdir] = uiputfile('FileNAME.txt');
then I choose a new directory. However, each time my file is saved in the current folder (where the .m script is saved).
Can anyone explain why this is and how to solve it?

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Stephen
Stephen on 22 Sep 2021
Edited: Stephen on 22 Sep 2021
You need to use FULLFILE to include the path in the filename, e.g.:
[F,P] = uiputfile('FileNAME.txt');
fnm = fullfile(P,F); % <------ you need this!
and then use its output with whatever command you are using to save your data, e.g.:
writematrix(..,fnm,..)
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 22 Sep 2021
I'd suggest you use more descriptive variable names
[baseFileName, outputFolder] = uiputfile('FileNAME.txt');
fullFileName = fullfile(outputFolder, baseFileName); % <------ You need this!
but it should work, so can you "Accept this answer" to award Stephen his reputation points? Thanks in advance.

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