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 MICROSOFT !!! REALLY A MISTAKE. A VERY POINTLESS CHANGE OF THE PROGRAMME AND A HUGE WASTE OF TIME FOR THE USER. PLEASE CHANGE IT!
WE WILL BE GRATEFUL.
KEEP PINNED DOCS IN OFFICE APPLICATIONS AFTER UPDATES
Since we are all at your mercy in having updates automatically downloaded and installed on our PCs, may I make one request? Could you please not remove all of my recently used files and pinned documents from my office suite applications every time you automatically update my apps? It is really a colossal waste of time to have to find all of that information and re-pin it after every update. I am certain I'm not the only one who feels this way. Could you Please, Please fix this?
stupid change. please bring this back. this is contributing to 7 deadly wastes seen at my company.
Removing this option is simply user-hostile. Why would you take out something that was already there, was invisible if you didn't use it and was a massive time-saver if you did? What advantage would the user get from no longer having this? Please just bring it back ASAP!
Agreed!! I just updated and it's driving me crazy without this functionality. Please fix.
Please add back pinned folders to save in office!! this is killing me. I want to go back to 2013!
Word product team, I see that you posted a response on 17th June 2016 that you are reviewing the suggestion. Please could you update on the outcome of this review.
As you can see there are a lot of people, including me, that are very frustrated by the inability to pin frequently used folders..
I use multiple drives and drill down within each drive. Please bring back pinned folder soon!
Fiona Lawrance commented
Removing this feature was a major backward step. It will create a much more 'click intensive' work flow causing unnecessary steps in a system that already worked!
I find it incredible that you would make this change. If a bug, then woeful testing. If deliberate, you have a fundamental lack of understanding of how we use your products.
Leigh Berrell commented
+550 (staff in my company) that would like to see this functionality restored please. We are in the process of rolling out Office 2016 and the biggest complaint? What happened to pinned folders ..... stop making your customers' lives harder and stop messing with stuff that works. If you are bored go and invent something new that doesn't mess around me and my staff on a daily basis.
Peter Dunn commented
+1 to the need to bring this back.
Charles Thompson commented
For those of you who are new to this forum: Many of us have reverted to the version of Office 16/365 before the new Save dialog was introduced. That version is 16.0.6366.2062, from January 25, 2016. You can follow the instructions at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2770432 to rollback your current installation to that version.
It's very easy, it takes only a few minutes, and none of your settings will be changed. In my case, the only change I noticed was that my one POP email account re-downloaded several emails. (Of course, you will always want to backup anyway, just in case.)
Charles Thompson commented
Yes, please change this. In Word, just hit CTRL+S to save, then watch what happens. Word pauses and thinks for a moment, during which time you can't browse a place to save. After several seconds, an "Enter file name here" box appears. The file name (previously the first line of text) is now erased, so you have to retype it. At no time do your pinned folders appear. So many steps, so inconvenient.
Helen Bradley commented
I went back to using Office 2013 - without the ability to pin folders I just can't work in v 2016 effectively.
Andy B. commented
I agree. Pinning locations helped save SOOOO much time. I hate digging through buried folders.
Carla Barber commented
Yes, please correct this! I used it a lot! There are specific folders that I use frequently, as well as files. I was surprised I could still pin a file, but who wants 30+ files pinned to have to search through when I can go to the folder(s). Also, please allow us to actually "Add a Place" that is conducive to what WE work with...not just an office cloud! My institution uses Google Drive. It would be nice to have that added. That is where any shared folders among my colleagues are going to be located.
Eric Moore commented
Essential. both opening nor saving files should be able to use frequently used folders - please don't assume I always use the same folder. Some people might, but organised people do not. They work in project or team folders, and want to be able to pin them, or mark them as frequently used. And don't assume we all use OneDrive. Why can't local locations be added, or traditional shared mapped drives like a NAS? Limiting to SharePoint or OneDrive is wrong.
Marsha Whipple commented
yes please fix.
John Jennings commented
ABSOLUTELY!!! Out of all the 'drastic' changes that my clients complained about during the upgrade process, the one thing they ALL enjoyed was Pinning folders in their Open dialog based on what they were working on (projects, clients, whatever).
In 2016, the ONE feature they liked is now gone!! BRING IT BACK ASAP!!!