How to find locations of files in Microsoft Word
If you are a heavy Microsoft Word user, it is likely that you have encountered opening a document in word and later forgetting where it is stored. There are several other reasons why you might need to find the location of a document in word.
For one, you might need to email the file location to a colleague at work instead of the Microsoft Word document itself. Or perhaps the folder the document is in doubles as a location of some other documents you are trying to view and edit.
The following information details the different ways you can find the file location in Microsoft Word of a document that is stored on your computer.
Using the Recent documents list
When you initially open Microsoft Word, a long list of all the documents you recently, worked on and viewed will be displayed on the left of the workspace.
If you use the cursor to hover over any entry on the recent list in Microsoft Word, a tooltip will be displayed containing the file location.
You can even go as far as copying the path to the file location by right clicking any of the documents on the recent list and selecting Copy path to clipboard.
In the event that you are already working on a document, you can access the recent documents list by clicking the File tab in the top left corner of your Microsoft Word document.
Using Save As to find the file location
If you are searching for the location of a document in Microsoft Word, there is an option of using Save As to get the file location of the document you are currently viewing.
This Save As option always remembers the document’s location and displays it in Windows Explorer.
To begin with, click the File tab in the top right corner of your Microsoft Word document.
Then click Save As on the left of your work space.
Select This PC and the click Browse.
The Window that pops up will show the location of the file.
File location of a document you are viewing
If you are viewing a Microsoft Word document and want to know its location, simply click the File tab in the top left corner of your document.
Then go ahead and select info on the left side of the workspace.
Just below the document’s heading, you will see the file path to the document.
Clicking on the file path under the document’s heading will display a menu with options to Copy the path to the clipboard and also to open the file location in Windows Explorer.
Furthermore, in the bottom right of the info page is the option to Open file location.
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