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Change the default save location in Windows 7

I have a co-worker running Windows 7 Pro. It seems the default save location for everything is his "My Documents" folder. I would like to change the default save location to a networked drive (a "P" drive). But I only know how to set it for Word (by opening Word and going to "Options \ Save"). Can I use Windows Explorer to change it for all file types?
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Skyler KincaidNetwork/Systems EngineerCommented:
You would definitely want to change his library location to the P:

That can be done by:

1. Open Computer
2. Right Clicking on Documents under Libraries
3. Going to Properties
4. Removing the default My Documents and Public Documents
5. Add in the location on the P:

This can be done a lot better using folder redirection but would require setup through Group Policy if you have a server.

That would change his My Documents location but you would also need to change other programs and where the defaults for downloads and things save.
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