Works: How to Change the Default Folder in Which Files Are Saved

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This article describes how to change the default folder in which yourMicrosoft Works files are saved.
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To change the default folder in which your Works files are saved, followthese steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Taskbar or Taskbar & Start Menu.
  2. Click the Start Menu Programs tab, and then click Advanced.
  3. In the All Folders pane, double-click the Programs folder.
  4. In the right pane, double click the Microsoft Works folder.
  5. Right-click the Microsoft Works program shortcut, and then click Properties.
  6. Click the Shortcut tab, and then type the path to the new default folder in the Start In box.

    For example, if you want Works to save files in the C:\Personal Files folder, type the following line in the Start In box:
    C:\Personal Files
  7. Click OK, and then close Windows Explorer.
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Article ID: 196216 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 15:40:00 - Revision: 5.0

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