How to change the default file storage location on Word 2011 for Mac

The default file save location displayed for Word 2011 on Mac is Documents folder. And you can use File Locations under Word Preferences to change this default directory location.

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Step 1: Click Word menu and select Preferences from the menu list.

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Step 2: In the Word Preferences window, navigate to Personal Settings and click File Locations option.

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Step 3: In the File Locations window, select Document under File Types and click Modify button.

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Step 4: Now using Choose a Folder window you can specify the new location for default storage locations in Word 2011.

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The newly assigned folder location should be displayed for Documents. .

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Step 5: Then click OK button to close the File Location window

Step 6: Exit Word 2011 for Mac to apply the changes.

Now when you re-open Word app, the Save As window should default to newly assigned directory.

In Category: Apple, Mac, MS Office

Ravi Shankar

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