I often create or download a minimum of 10 Word documents a day, and never, ever, save them all in one single location. By the end of a week or month, I’m scouting for the location where I saved a particular document. So I first start looking for them in the Documents folder, then, my C drive, and then the rest of the drives, and as always, I end up spending at least 15-20 minutes before locating the folder where I saved it. If you’ve been in this situation before, here’s a quick shortcut that will help you open the folder location of your saved documents much quicker.
How to Open the Folder Location of Your Saved Documents in Office 2010
1. Open the document for which you need to find the file location. You can do this by typing the name of the document in the Search box. Or open Word, PowerPoint or Excel, select the File tab, and select the document from the Recent section.
2. Select the File tab again, and at the bottom of the right pane, notice the section Related Documents.
3. Click Open File Location. This will display a window where the file is located.
You can copy the location from the address bar and share it with others or you can just note down the location and proceed with your task in hand.
You can also instantly find the location of your documents by adding a shortcut to the Quick Access toolbar or the Ribbon. Here’s how.
1. Select the File tab and choose Options.
2. In the Word Options dialog box, select Quick Access Toolbar.
3. From the Choose commands from drop-down list, select Commands Not in the Ribbon.
4. In the list box below, select the Document Location command and then click Add.
5. Click OK to close the Word Options dialog box. The Document Location text box will now be displayed in the Quick Access toolbar. When you open a document, you can find the file location immediately by checking the Quick Access toolbar.
Do you have trouble locating your documents and files? I hope this simple tutorial can help you locate your folder locations much quicker.
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