How to change default save location for Excel/Word/PowerPoint

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When you save a document to a disk in one of the Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, the save window has a certain directory permanently selected: user’s document library - this is the default directory for saving Microsoft Office files.

However, if you use a different directory for saving documents and you have to constantly navigate from default path to your own, there is a solution to this problem - changing the default document storage path to one you use.

  1. Click File tab.

    excel-click-file-tab
  2. Click Options.

    excel-click-options
  3. Navigate to Save panel.

    In the panel on the right find Default local file location. Change it to the path you desire.

    From now whenever you hit the Ctrl + S shortcut, or click the save button and choose to save on local computer, you will be automatically offered to save to the location you just selected.

    change default office save path options

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