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Output folder keeps changing

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7 - Meteor

I've noticed when I close Alteryx and reopen the output destination folder changes to the temp folder below.  I have saved the actual workflow to my Alteryx gallery. 

 

Why does the destination folder change from what I want it to be (desktop)?

 

 

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Hello @skeen503979,

 

Would need to check your workflow for that. It seems you are working on a workflow downloaded from the gallery or imported from an alteryx package?

 

Without having a better chance to look at it can't really say much more.

 

Regards

7 - Meteor

@afv2688 

Correct, I have saved the workflow I created to my Gallery thinking "the cloud" is a better practice to save than my hard drive.  Is this why the output destination resets to a temp folder each time?

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Alteryx Certified Partner
Alteryx Certified Partner

Hello @skeen503979,

 

Yes, that is the issue. Every time you download and do some edits on the workflow, if you try to run them you will se the paths have been changed to _external.

 

Would recommend you to keep always a copy of your workflow and not only the one in the gallery to save yourself some time from modifying the paths.

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Regards

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7 - Meteor

@afv2688 

Understood, thanks so much for explaining. 

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