Application.ChangeFileOpenDirectory Method (Word)

Sets the folder in which Word searches for documents.

expression .ChangeFileOpenDirectory(Path)

expression A variable that represents an Application object. Optional.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Path

Required

String

The path to the folder in which Word searches for documents.

The specified folder's contents are listed the next time the Open dialog box (File tab) is displayed. Word searches the specified folder for documents until the user changes the folder in the Open dialog box or the current Word session ends. Use the DefaultFilePath property to change the default folder for documents in every Word session.

This example changes the folder in which Word searches for documents, and then opens a file named "Test.doc."


                      ChangeFileOpenDirectory "C:\Documents" 
Documents.Open FileName:="Test.doc"

This example changes the folder in which Word searches for documents, and then displays the Open dialog box.


                      ChangeFileOpenDirectory "C:\" 
Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen).Show
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