I do a LOT of apparel concepts every day - some are designed in Photoshop and made to look as realistic as possible and some are yardages designed in Illustrator.
The method we use to give the brand team image concepts is to "Save for Web" ie Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S.
When saving those images from Illustrator, I can copy and paste the location file path from Bridge or Explorer into the Explorer file path section but when I do it from Photoshop, I have to click through all the folders to the location because there is no section to alter or paste the file path... Maybe I just need to tick a box in PS to make it more adaptable?
Im not sure I'm explaining this very well ha ha. Anyway - if it rings a bell with you and you think you know why or even better have a way to fix it, please let me know...