Microsoft Office Applications save your files to OneDrive by default since the February 2019 Office 365 update. If you always save your documents on to your CentreStack Cloud Drive then you may want to change the default save location in Microsoft Office. There are multiple ways to change the default save location in Word, Excel & PowerPoint. In this article we will show you three ways that this can easily be achieved. The instructions below should apply to all Office 365 & Office 2016 standard installations.
Change Microsoft Office default save location via application settings.
Note: You will need to do this for all Office Applications individually.
Open the Office application where you want to change the default save location and click on Options.
Switch to the Save tab. In the Save documents section, select the check box next to the 'Save to Computer by default' option. Under that option there is an input field where you can enter the default path of your choice. You can also set a new default location by clicking the Browse button to choose a location.
Once you have chosen your new default save location, click the OK button to save your changes.
Now, when you create a new document and try to save it by clicking the Save button or by using the Ctrl + S key combination your document should save to the new location you specified.
Change Microsoft Office default save location by editing the registry.
If you are familiar and comfortable editing the Windows Registry then you can also setup alternate default save locations by editing the appropriate keys. Below are the registry key locations for Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
The following are the per-application registry locations where the default file save path is stored.
Disable OneDrive as the default save location:
Value Name: PreferCloudSaveLocations
IMPORTANT: The above registry key setting PreferCloudSaveLocations is common for all the Office applications. The value for PreferCloudSaveLocations should be set to 0. If the value is set to 1 then the custom save location will be ignored and saves will once again default to OneDrive.
Value Name: DOC-PATH
Value Name: DefaultPath
Value Name: Default
hi, I have another problem, simiar to the one which you offered the solution above for.
I used to work with word 2003 but also 2016, however my goal is to get word default brows folder set to the most recent folder I used.
PDF creator, already does like this and also PDF Generator, why word can not?
All my googling outputs brought to me to article like yours where you described how to change the defualt save location setting to another specifc location, but i have not a specificic location in mind now. I just want word opens or when I brows for files, takes me to the most recent folder I used my very last time, can you help me with this?
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