by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 1, 2014)
Normally, Excel starts looking for spreadsheets in the directory in which you started the program. Typically this is your directory. If you want to change the default directory path, you can do so in the following manner:
Figure 1. The General tab of the Options dialog box.
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