How to Create Folders in Word 2007

A reader asked how to create folders in Microsoft Word 2007.

Creating folders is actually a function of the Windows operating system. You can, however, from within Microsoft Word, create a special folder where you want to save your files, then change the default location so Word 2007 saves your files to this folder.

Follow these steps to create a new folder and set it as your default location:

  1. Open Word 2007.
  2. Click the Office Button.
    The Office Button
  3. Click Word Options.
    The Word Options button
  4. On the left navigation menu, select Save.
  5. Under Save documents, locate Default file location. Click the Browse button located to the right of where the default location is listed.
  6. Press Alt + 4. The New Folder dialog opens.
  7. Type a name for your new folder then click OK.
  8. Click OK again to save the folder as the new default save location.
  9. Click OK to exit Word Options.

Now when you save a Word 2007 file, it will automatically save it to your new folder.

You can also create folders on Microsoft OneDrive and save Office documents to those folders so you can access them from any computer connected to the internet.