Change the default save location in MS Word

Change the default save location in MS Word

We’ve all used Microsoft Office at some point, and saving files has been a breeze. However, with Office 365, the file is saved on OneDrive by default. We can force a file to be saved on our PC. However, doing so for each and every file would be a time-consuming task. Fortunately, Office allows you to alter the default save location of your files. Using this option, we can save the files directly to our PC. Let us go through how to achieve it in detail in this article.

Procedure to be followed:

Step 1: Launch MS Office and select the File menu option.

NOTE: We are demonstrating using Microsoft Word here. The steps would be the same for other MS Office programs.


Step 2: In the resulting box, click Options.


Step 3: In the Word Options dialogue box that displays, enter

  1. Choose Save from the left-hand side menu
  2. Tick the Save to Computer by default option
  3. Specify a Default local file location
  4. Click on OK


That’s All and the files will be saved on your PC from now on.



The settings will be the same in Office 365 as well as stand-alone MS Office Apps in the PC.


We hope this has been informative. Thank you for reading. Kindly comment and let us know incase this helped.

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