"My Data Sources" is always displayed in the Select Data Source Look In list in Word

Symptoms

In Microsoft Word, when you click Browse on the Mail Merge task pane, My Data Sources is always displayed in the Look in list in the Select Data Source dialog box.

This behavior occurs regardless of which folder is the current folder, or which folder contains the last mail merge data source that you used.

Workaround

To work around this issue, use any of the following methods.

Method 1: Create a Shortcut

You can create a shortcut to your data source. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In step 3 of the Mail Merge Wizard, click Browse.
  2. In the Select Data Source dialog box, click New Source.
  3. Follow the instructions of the Data Collection Wizard.
  4. When you click Finish, a shortcut to your new data source appears in the Select Data Source dialog box.

Method 2: Browse

You can browse to the location of the data source that you want. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In step 3 of the Mail Merge Wizard, click Browse.
  2. In the Select Data Source dialog box, click the file type of the data source that you want in the Files of type box.
  3. Click the arrow in the Look in box.
  4. Browse to the folder that you want.
  5. Click the file name that you want.
  6. Click Open.

Method 3: Use the Places Bar

You can click any of the icons on the Places Bar (the large bar at the left of the Select Data Source dialog box) and click the History, My Documents, Desktop, Favorites, or My Network Places folders to connect to a data source.

TIP: You can create a new icon for the Places Bar to store your most frequently used data source. To add a folder to the Places Bar, select the folder, and then click Add to "My Places" on the Tools menu.
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Article ID: 276004 - Last Review: Apr 25, 2008 - Revision: 1

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