RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 2, 2021
Saving documents from the Microsoft 365 suite is a simple process. As you do, your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files are saved to the default location of your choosing. If you wish to change this location, you can do so. Let’s explore how this is done.
This is for Windows and Office 365
Microsoft’s recommendation is to save files to your OneDrive location. However, you might want to save all of your Microsoft 365 files to your local drive. By default, Office will use your Documents folder when you save files on your PC.
Thankfully, you do not have to change the saved location every time manually. Instead, you can set a new default. Better still, if you make the change in one Microsoft 365 app, the change carries over to every other one.
Make Your PC the Default Save Location
First, open an Office application, like Word, and click File > Options. (The Options is found in lower left-hand pane). Refer to below image:
Next, the Word Options window will appear. Click the Save tab in the left-hand pane. See below image:
Now, under the Save Documents section, check the box next to Save to computer by default and click Browse. This will launch File Explorer for you to choose a location. See following image:
Next. click the OK button in the bottom-right corner of the window to apply the change. Refer to below image:
Now, check your default save file location and click OK. Your Word option screen will close. The next time you save an Office file, your computer will be the default save location to the drive or folder you have chosen. (Note! I did not change the default location. This is for demonstration purposes only). See below image:
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