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.

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