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How to make MATLAB always start with the previous directory when using the menu?

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Hey
Is there a way to make MATLAB always open the last used directory?
For instance, when saving a figure, importing data through the menu, etc. etc. it always revert back to some default folder (for instance, "This PC --> Documents --> MATLAB"
How can I make MATLAB always open the last folder I navigated to? I've looked through the preferences tab, but cannot find any settings that seem to do this.
I'm not interested to make this happen in any scripts etc. to be clear, just when using the menues in the graphical interface of MATLAB.
Kind regards,
Carl

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Bora Eryilmaz
Bora Eryilmaz on 2 May 2023
Edited: Bora Eryilmaz on 2 May 2023
Yes, as long as you start MATLAB from a shortcut icon on your desktop, you can set the "Initial Working Folder" setting in the Preferences dialog to make MATLAB remember its last folder. See here for more details on setting this up: https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_env/start-matlab-on-windows-platforms.html
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Bora Eryilmaz
Bora Eryilmaz on 5 May 2023
I don't think this is possible as a preference or something similarly simple in MATLAB.
Dialogs like Save As or File Open will always open at your current directory. Which directory you used previously to open or save files won't be remembered.

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