Camtasia (Windows): Configure Recorder to Prompt for File Name

Problem

After I finish a recording, I don't know where the original recording file is.

Solution

Beginning in Camtasia 2018, we no longer have a Documents\Camtasia Studio folder. The new path is now labeled Documents\Camtasia. This is where your recordings will be. If you would like to change this back to the Camtasia Studio folder so all your recordings will remain in the same location, please follow the steps below:

  1. Open Camtasia Recorder.
  2. Click Tools > Options > General.
  3. Click File Options under Saving.
  4. Change the Output Folder to Documents\Camtasia.
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Camtasia 9

Beginning in Camtasia 9, all your recordings by default are autosaved to the Documents\Camtasia Studio folder. If you would like to save your recordings by asking for the file name, please follow the steps below:

  1. Open Camtasia Recorder.
  2. Click Tools > Options > General.
  3. Click File Options under Saving.
  4. Select Ask for File Name under Output File Name and click OK.
  5. Click Program and deselect Hide Preview Window After Recording is Stopped.