Normally you should be able to change the default paths in the Options button of the software
Go to the Options Button >> Paths >> Click the button to the right for the export path >> Select a new path in the dialog (click open at the bottom that dialog).
This will leave the underlying Options button open >> Click OK and it closes.
Now close and open the program again and then check the path in the Options button.
Start by updating. Go to Help >> Check for updates. Once update is complete try the path again. If still an issue
then there is permissions issue of some kind. The easiest work around is this:
Go here, where YOUR USER NAME is your profile name on the computer.
Also in Win 10 this path is likely hidden so do this so you can see this path:
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Song Surgeon 5
Inside this Song Surgeon 5 folder you will find a file named SongSurgeon5.ini. Open this file
in NotePad. Once it opens the paths should be near the top. Here is an example of what you should see:
Simply directly edit the EXPORT path to your new path, the click SAVE in NotePAd to save it.
AudioFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/audio
ProjectFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/project
SnifferFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/sniffer
TempFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/temp
CrashLogFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/crash_logs
RecordingFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/recording
PlaylistFilePath=C:/Users/toddason/Documents/Song Surgeon 5/playlists
Now open SS and go to the Options button and you should see your new path.