Change Microsoft Office's defualt "Microsoft User Data" folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by papersushi, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. papersushi macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2003
    Office for Mac 2004 store its user data folder in Documents folder as "Microsoft User Data". Anyone know how to change the location of this folder, such as move to Library folder?

  2. ham_man macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2005
    That is my #1 annoyance with Office 2004. Any help would be appreciated from my end too...
  3. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    The "Microsoft User Data" folder can be moved out of Documents and into"~/Library/Preferences" without any problems.
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    Well one trick that I discovered while moving my itunes music into a better spot was to use a alias. So you could move it anywhere and make a alias then put the alias in documents. This works, but you still have the file in your documents. Then if you could find a way to make it invisible that would be great.:D

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