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How to Change the Default Directory in Excel

In this article, you will learn how to change the default directory in Excel.


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Change the Default Directory

Excel, by default, saves all files in the folder: C:\Users\*username*\Documents. To change this, in the Ribbon, go to File > Options.


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  1. In the Excel Options screen, choose Save.
  2. Then change the Default local file location (under Save Workbooks) to the desired directory.


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Now, Excel files will, by default, be saved in the new folder that you specified in Excel Options.