How to change Default Export Location

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
Hello Experts,

I use Windows XP SP2 - Can you please advise me on how i change the default location for when i export any MS Office file, they seem to automatically go to c:\documents and settings\ (username)

Many thanks in advance for your help,
Question by:ANGELA11
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    Accepted Solution

    I think you have to set the path per program.
    e.g. in Word, goto Tools>Options>File Locations
    select Documents and click on Modify
    choose your preferred folder and click ok
    word will save this folder as the default folder for all your new documents.
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    Expert Comment

    The above works well for changinhg the behaviour of a single programme but if all your programms are trying to save files into the MyDocuments directory you could think of redirecting MyDocuments itself to another location.

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