Saving files in Microsoft Office is a pretty painless process, but you can make it even faster by changing the default save location to your preferred folder. Here’s how to do it on Windows 10.
How to Make Your PC the Default Save Location
When you first save a new document in Office 365 or Office 201
You don’t have to manually change the location every time you want to save a file to your PC. Fortunately, you can set your PC as the default storage location.
First, open an Office application and click the “File” tab.
Then click on “Options”, located at the bottom of the left pane.
The “Word Options” window will appear. Click on the “Save” tab in the left pane.
Under the ‘Save documents’ section, check the box next to ‘Save to computer by default’.
Finally, click on the “Ok” button in the lower right corner of the window to apply the change.
The next time you save an Office file, your computer will be the default save location.
By default, Office uses your Documents folder when you store files on your computer. But you don’t have to stick with that folder – you can choose a favorite folder on your PC.
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How to change the default folder for saved files
If you save to a specific folder quite often, changing the default save location to that folder can save you some time.
In an Office app, open the “Options” window by clicking File> Options. Click the “Save” tab in the “Options” window.
In the “Save documents” section you will see the option “Default local file locations”. Click the “Browse” button next to this box.
You will see a file browser window. Navigate to the location you want to set as the default save location, then click the “OK” button in the lower right corner of the window.
The location you selected will now be displayed in the text box next to ‘Default local file location’. Click “OK” to apply the change.
By default, Office now saves files in the folder you selected. That is your new default save path.