First time posting, so please let me know if I've not included sufficient details.
I'm trying to get to the root of why my ability to select a knit directory for markdown documents disappears when I download the newest versions of R and RStudio.
I work in consulting and we often have a constant rotation of reports in progress that can leave me behind on updates as I avoid shifting mid-analysis. I took advantage of a rare gap in reports yesterday to update both R and RStudio. When I began a new set of analyses, however, I found that I no longer had an option to change my knit directory, either from the drop down menu next to the knit button nor from the global options box, making it impossible to read in data files in our project oriented workflow. The issue disappeared when I uninstalled R 4.2.1 and reverted to my previous version of R 4.0.3 (while still using the latest RStudio 2022.02.3+492). From there, I worked my way backward from the newest release of R until the knit directory menu reappeared with R 4.0.5. Given I had to go back 7 versions and the first version I run into this issue with is from May 2021, it seems unlikely this is a common issue. I'd also like to find a solution that lets me use the newest version if possible before I run into other issues from being out of sync.