Aug 26 2009

Change the Default Location for Saving Files

Here’s a quick tip I recently found that I immediately began using when I came across it.  Does it seem like Excel randomly picks where to save your files when you go to save them?  Do you wish you could specify the default folder that first comes up when you try to save?  This quick tip shows you how to make that change.


Change the Default Save Folder
Using the Excel menu bar, goto:

  1. Select Tools–>Options from the menu bar
  2. Click on the “General” tab under the options menu
  3. Change the default folder where files are saved (picture below).
Change Excel Default Save Location

Change Excel Default Save Location

















That’s it!  Now you know exactly where your files are saved (who hasn’t hunted around for a recently saved file).

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  2. plans said:

    I found link to this post on the page about Jacob Hilderbrand, and one would thought it was a recent post, wouldn’t he? Or it’s about high time you update this article for Excel 2007/2010/2013, let alone 2016?

    December 22nd, 2015 at 3:53 pm


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