Change the default folder for storing databases

When you create a new database, Microsoft Office Access automatically saves the database to the default folder on your computer's hard disk. You can either select a different location when you save a new database or choose a new default folder location in which all new databases are automatically saved.

Change the default folder

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click Access Options.

  2. Click the Popular category.

  3. Under Creating Databases, either type the new folder location in the Default database folder box, or click Browse to choose a new folder location.

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