Restore pinned folders in Save options in all Office products
Before the most recent branch 16.0.6568.2025 we had the ability to pin frequently used folders we saved document in, in all parts of Office. Since this new version it takes more steps to save files in the places we want them. Many people are upset by this change. Please bring back this ability to pin directories. See othger feedback below.
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Please restore this feature. Business people ave relied on this for decades and it is extremely difficult to convert to a more primitive, less feature-rich new version of Word.
YES, for me toooooo !!
Jan H commented
I save all Excel spreadsheets to a NAS so the removal of pinned folders is an even bigger pain for me than local where it's possible to use the folder tree after clicking "Browse" to quickly find your place.
PLEASE BRING BACK THE PINNED FOLDERS FEATURE IN MS OFFICE 2016!
Matt Kirchner commented
Ditto to all the above. It takes longer to navigate to where I want to save my items.
It's still in Publisher - why take it out of Word and the rest? And why aren't these backplanes consistent - surely Microsoft aren't programming them separately for each Office product???
I agree. Please bring back pinned folders.
Hristiyan Stoyanov commented
The first time I noticed the pinned folder feature in office 2013 I thought -> This is awesome. This will save a lot of time. It's really a shame it was removed in 2016. An awful experience as an user. Please bring back ASAP.
Frank Van Hevel commented
We recently shifted from office 2010 tot 2016 at work, but instead of improvement office 2016 is worse then 2010. Most of all due to the much extra effort is needed to open recently used files.
I have hundreds of files which are put in different folders for easy retrieval.
Now it really difficult to access my recent folders als i cannot find them anymore !!
It's ridiculous that Microsoft would actually remove functionality in their updates. Pinned folders and making the most recently saved folder act as default for the next new file saved were incredibly useful baseline functions.
This was so useful and a real time saver. Can't believe it has been removed. Please reinstate this function.
And recent items too please. It is driving me potty.
Rita Hartman commented
PLEASE let us pin our folders. As someone who works for a software company,,,,I can't believe you removed a valuable feature like this!
Re Mary Branscombe's comment below, it's because (as usual) they did the bare minimum. The feature was restored to the Save As dialog, and is mentioned in the "Latest Updates" pop-up that appears after you upgrade. It was NOT restored to the Open dialog, despite an earlier (pre-)release having it. See:
Jenica Jessen commented
Absolutely! That feature was so useful--why get rid of it? Please bring pinned folders back!
Mary Branscombe commented
if you have Office Insider Fast Ring version 1701 or the consumer Office 365 updates turned on, you *finally* get recent and pinned folders back for Open and Save - weird that Microsoft hasn't remembered to tell anyone!
Mike Anderson commented
This is causing a huge amount or wasted time for several hundred of our users!!. Specifically the recent places. When will this feature come back? The pin list would be fine if you only have 20 sheets but we access more than can fit on the screen and the folders is the only way to move around
Andreas Gastreich commented
As you all in this thread I'm looking forward to having this feature back - it was very well presented in Office2013 I think. It saves a lot of time all over the day, cause hundreds of files are being used over a day stored in as many places. That's normal in these days.
Please bring it back not only in Word but in the other Office2016 apps as well.
I disagree with all these comments. I'm really happy Microsoft has removed Recent Places, pinning of recent folders, and other work-saving features from Office 2016 and Windows 10. Thank you for holding a gun to my head, Microsoft. With all other options gone, I've become a 100% convert to OneDrive, and I couldn't be happier.
JUST KIDDING. Bring back the features that EVERYONE on this thread is begging for. You're not the only game in town any more, Microsoft.
I agree! PLEASE PLEASE bring it back. It is wasting so much of my time.