QB Issue Resolution:

It appears after i saved a FEDERAL form (not state) all is well and it retains the new save location.  I posted after doing only a state form.  After doing Federal, it resolved itself

Resolution for Issue 'QB Desktop – Saving Tax Form PDF to non standard location RESOLVED' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

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