Note: The folder that you select applies only to the program that you are currently using. For example, if you change the default working folder for Word, the. Furthermore, you can check the AutoRecover File Location and the Default File Location for where Word saves files automatically on the. (In Word click the Office button and then click Word Options. In Word and Word display the File tab of the ribbon and then click Options.) For instance, if you open a Word document that is in a folder different. Normally, we open user template location manually. Step 1: In Word and , click File > Options > Advanced;. In Word , click Office Button > Word.