# How to choose write directory

Hello,

I am using the write function in order to save my layout as a .gds file. However, the output file seems to go into Appdata/Roaming, where the program is installed. Is there a way to write differently?

for example,

end the file with
Layout.write("C:/Desktop/layout.gds")

Thank you very much!
Shoval.

just specify the path. On windows that should be `Layout.write("C:\\Desktop\\layout.gds")`, but forward slashes should work too.