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Changing the Default Save Location in Word for Windows

Step-by-step changing the default Save location on Microsoft Word.

To change the default folder Microsoft Word uses for saving and opening files perform the following:

  1. For the Windows version go to Tools -> Options
  2. Next click on the File Locations tab.
  3. Under File Types: select Documents and then click on Modify
  4. Navigate to the folder you would like to select and click OK or Choose depending on the version of Word you are using.
  5. Now when you select open or save, it should open to the folder you specified.