Microsoft Word Annoyance – To change MSWord’s default folder for saving documents – Word always saves your documents in the “My Documents” folder. I suppose this folder makes sense for some users, but not for me.
The fix – you can change the default folder easily. Select Tools – Options, click the File Locations tab, select “Documents” in the “File types” list, and click the Modify button. In the Modify location dialog box, select the folder you want to use and click the OK button. From the File Locations tab of the Options dialog box, you can also change the default folders for pictures, user templates, AutoRecover files, tools and start up files.