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Stop GoToMeeting From Saving All Chat Logs On Windows 7

I was browsing some folders on my Windows 7 PC today looking for something and noticed a bunch of RTF (Rich Text Format) files in my users “My Documents” folder. After a bit of investigation I realized that they were GoToMeeting chat logs that I wasn’t even aware were being saved. I guess by default the GoToMeeting software saves a chat log for every meeting in rich text format which is annoying because if you are in a bunch of meetings the files just pile up. Things wouldn’t be as bad if the chat logs were appended to the same file but generating a new file for each chat by default just doesn’t seem like the most user friendly way to do things. Follow the simple directions below to turn off the GoToMeeting chat logs.

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Change Windows 7 Default File Save Location

As many people who follow this site may know I recently switched from Linux to Windows 7 as my daily operating system. This morning I saved a file as the default “save” in word instead of “save as” which is what I normally do. I then looked in my users My Documents directory and the file wasn’t there. At this point I was perplexed and a little annoyed so I ran a search for the file and found it in C:/Users/Public/My Documents which is not where I wanted it to go. I am not sure whether this was user error and I just somehow set up my system wrong or if this is the default Windows 7 behavior. Either way I decided to out line how I straightened it out.