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Change the Default Location for Saving Files in Office 2010


All Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) have user-definable default save locations. ITSS recommends that the default save location for Microsoft Outlook is the user folder on the Exchange server; similarly, ITSS recommends that the default save location for Microsoft Word and Excel is the user folder on the BAY file server. Each of these solutions promote secure access from multiple user devices and provides backup and restore services. The instructions below can be used to verify your current default save location and, if necessary, change the location to meet ITSS's central storage recommendations.


Changing the default save location for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2010

Go to File>Options

Click on File at the top left of the Word window, then click on Options at the bottom of the menu.

Select Save tab

Click on the Save tab in the left navigation.

Select Default File Location

Click Browse next to the Default file location and select a folder.

If you wish to set the default save location to your secure Bay folder, you can find instructions to locate your Bay folder here:  Using Your Personal Bay Folder - Windows 7 Users

Click OK when complete.


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