Change default file location in Word 2013, Word 2010

When you try to save a Word Document is Office 2010 or Office 2013, the default file location for saving the document would be C:\Users\<username>\Documents\. This can be changed to your desired location using Word Options. Listed below are the steps to change the default file location in Word 2013 and Word 2010

  • Click on the File menu –> options
  • Navigate to Save screen

Default file location in Word 2013, Word 2010

  • Under Save documents section, specify the the folder location of your choice for Default file location field.

For example if you change this location to C drive,  the default file location that would be displayed while saving the word document is C drive

Change file location in Word 2013 and Word 2010

Also See: Change the default file location in Excel 2010

In Category: Office 2010, Office 2013, Word 2013

Ravi Shankar

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  • Kim_Office_Team February 26, 2010, 1:02 am

    Thanks for the helpful tip! You should join the Office community at the Office page on Facebook.

    And, if you’ve got feedback to share about Office 2010 Beta, please do so here:

    Microsoft Office Outreach Team

  • Henry August 8, 2012, 1:16 am

    Office 2010, Visio 2010 both on the same computer. Repair feature works on Visio but does not work on Office. “Please wait while setup prepares the necessary files.” Then Splash screen disappears and attempt fails. Version is: 14.0.6029.1000.

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