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Windows 7: Trying to Find Document Path

18 Mar 2012   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Trying to Find Document Path

I have MS Office 2003. I have looked in the Options trying to find where I can change my path to my documents, it is incorrect since I moved them. I felt sure it was there but I can't find it. Where should they be? Thanks,


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18 Mar 2012   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've not used office 2003 for a long time now, so i forget how it works.

does it not remember the last path used?

or try changing the properties of the shortcut you use to start it with:

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i know it's a different version, but you get what i mean.


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18 Mar 2012   #3
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

When you have a document open. select 'save as' from the file menu and browse to a new location. You can do this with each file as you need to use it.
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18 Mar 2012   #4
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Each of the apps in Office 2003 has the ability to set the default file location, I don't believe there is a single setting that will cover all of them. Generally, you can go to Tools->Options and an Options dialog will popup. You'll find on 1 of the tabs on that dialog the ability to set the default file location, Word, Excel & PowerPoint all have it on a different tab.

Not sure why you need to set the default file location anyway. Windows went from app centric to doc centric quite awhile ago. You can create a new Office app wherever you wish simply by right-clicking in any folder then hover over New which brings up a menu where you can select what type of doc you wish to create and it will be created in that folder. If you wish to edit an existing doc, you simply navigate to the folder it's in and double click and it will opened in the correct app. When you hit Save it will be saved in the same location.
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18 Mar 2012   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Not sure why you need to set the default file location anyway.
When I installed Win 7 a couple years ago, I moved my documents to a different partition. When ever I try to save a document now, a popup comes up with the old path and says it can't find it. It is a pain in the neck.
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18 Mar 2012   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ah, so you want to change your default documents folder?

start-menu >> click username >> right-click documents >> properties >> location
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18 Mar 2012   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Not sure why you need to set the default file location anyway.
When I installed Win 7 a couple years ago, I moved my documents to a different partition. When ever I try to save a document now, a popup comes up with the old path and says it can't find it. It is a pain in the neck.
I was able to put a fake directory in my old path that enabled me to see in Tools > Options where the path should be. After that I was able to change it to what I wanted and then remove the fake directory. == Thanks for all of your help.
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