Change Default File Path in Word  Guide ▷ 2020

Microsoft Word has a predefined method that, every time a document is saved, it should be saved in the folder “My Documents”, for each username.

If you prefer, you can modify this configuration by automatically changing the destination file. This will save any new documents that you generate in the future in that folder.

In the paragraphs that follow, we will show you how you can change that folder in an easy and fast way. We will also talk about the benefits that you will achieve when you perform this type of configuration. Let’s not waste any more time and get started!

What are the benefits of setting a default file path in Word?

When you save a file and modify the default destination that Word establishes, you can have some of these benefits:

  • You can save specific jobs for certain tasks just by choosing the destination file once.
  • You will not waste time looking for a special document, since you will know that you have saved it in a special way in a certain folder.
  • You will have better organized your documents.
  • You will not have to worry about choosing the destination folder every time you need to save subsequent documents. This will correct any forgetfulness you may have in the future.

Steps to change the default file path in Microsoft Word

Steps to change the default file path in Microsoft Word

The steps you will need to do to change the default file path are:

  • When you have a Word document open, go to “Archive”.
  • Select the tool “Options”.
  • Click on “Save”.
  • Go to the section “Save documents”.
  • Squeeze “Examine…” in option “Default local file location”.
  • Choose the destination where you want to save the Word documents.

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