How to change Microsoft Office default save locations

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  1. Click on the Office icon on the upper right of the window
  2. Click on Word Options (or Excel Options, Powerpoint Options, etc.) at the bottom right of the dropdown menu.
    Word OptionsWord Options

  3. Navigate to the "Save" tab under Word Options.
    Save OptionsSave Options

  4. Cick "Browse" next to Default file location, and navigate to the desired directory for saving files.

  5. Important: If you have a personal H: drive then it is highly recommended that you use this drive for the default save location.