Monday, May 16, 2022

Change default download directory from SAP GUI

Today here’s a quick tip on how to change default download directory from SAP GUI. The default directory on WINDOWS OS host where files that are being downloaded via SAP GUI are stored is pointing to:

x:\Users\<username>\Documents\SAP\SAP GUI


However, there is a possibility to change it. Once of the options here is via WINDOWS Registry. Below is the Registry path:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\SAP\SAP Shared] on 32bit operating systems

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\SAP\SAP Shared] on 64bit operating systems

Key: SapWorkDir

Type: Expandable String Value

Value: The path you want to change


Fort someone who has no an access to the WINDOWS Registry this is not an option. Other possibility is to do it via user profile settings in SAP GUI. Simply call t-code SU3 and switch to tab called Parameters.

Here enter the param name GR8.

Give value to desired target directory for the parameter.

Once you use the file download functionality in any SAP GUI’s t-code the default folder will be pointing to the folder name given in the SU3’s param. Similarly, one can leverage other parameter CR9 that is used while uploading the files from user’s workstation to the SAP system.

Seems this is very old functionality as it is available in SAP NetWeaver based systems since component SAP_BASIS version 620 - that was released circa 2007.

More information:

622128 - Customizing the file Upload/Download paths.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

SAP for Me and SAP Support Portal vs ONE Support Launchpad

In my post, I do mention supports sites of SAP a lot. They are quite useful to search for an information about SAP products, issues, how-tos, also to request license keys, support or to download SAP software.  As there are many names for those sites I recon it can be useful to mention the latest ones.

In past we normally referred to these sites as SAP Support Portals either as OSS (Online Support System) or later as SMP (Service Market Place). Nowadays we can distinguish between two main support landing pages:


SAP Support Portal is one stop for all support and service related needs of SAP customers. It can be used to access the software, download the software, request license keys, get technical support, get an information about the software solution and find the documentation. Link:


ONE Support Launchpad is the new version of the Service Market Place (SMP) for all SAP customers. Link: the site will soon transaction to SAP for Me that will be single entry point to all support site of SAP. Right now, the SAP for Me serves as a place to improve SAP customer experience throughout all touch-points with SAP. A list of all product’s portfolio, finance and legal stuff with customer relation to SAP is available there, other areas are service and support and systems and provisioning among other things are available via the SAP for Me site.

More information:



SAP Support Portal

SAP ONE Support Launchpad