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 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!!!
The lost productivity of this constant searching is driving me insane. Not having access to recently used folders is such an incredibly retrograde step on behalf of Microsoft. I am having a hard time using OneDrive for Business as it breaks almost every time I start it up and i am repairing it 3 or 4 times a week, so it is basically unusable for me but seems to be where MS wants me to save things, and to do so anywhere else means drilling down through my folders instead of one click to a pinned one. It is just a ridiculous, and large, step backwards.
Very frustraring when trying to save a file to One Drive. We are computer users - not phone users and would appreciate you giving us some consideration. Forget the dumbing down.
Since the most recent update of my Office 365 products, I have lost the function, when saving documents, where folders that I recently saved in would be listed, and then I could open that folder and save my newest document there. Instead, I now have to go into a long search of my Documents folder and the various subfolders to find the correct folder. I work all day in Word and Excel, and this is really important lost convenience. For example, I may run a series of 10 or more compare documents, and need to save them all in the same place - so this function saved me real time, and was extremely convenient.
In the Open function in Word, there is a Recent option, which lists various documents that I have recently worked on, in chronological order. A similar function used to be present in the Save As, with the folders I had recently worked in. Now, though, there is no Recent option, just OneDrive, This PC, Add a Place and Browse.
Please return this function.
Why this was removed I will never know. What a stupid move. One that frustrates the user. It is the move unfriendly change I have seen in a long time.
Instead of being able to one-click save to the folder/s I am working with I have to go through several steps to get the folders.
Doreen Spillman commented
My general comment about Office 365 is that it effectively reduces our choices. Here is where we want you to save files . . . so dig down through your endless layers if you want anything different! Templates and Clipart that previously came with the installation of the program are absent (i.e. 1995) Sure this gives you an ever-changing selection to choose from . . . BUT (a) What about when you do not have Internet access?; (b) What about when you have a favourite you use? . . . .now you have to scroll through a lot of poor quality garbage to find what you are looking for. Clipart images from much earlier versions of Office programs may not have been in colour but they were better looking that many of the current ones that have colour added . . . .but off-set . . .. whatever happened to learning to colour within the lines folks?! Don't get me started on the dumbing-down of WordART with all your pre-set options! Withdrawal of the "Auto-summarise" function in Word was first 'hidden' when the 'ribbon' was introduced, then eliminated in the next version. You blithely decided that it wasn't necessary to be able to scan an image directly into a document with the introduction of the 'ribbon' too. It doesn't appear that 365 has addressed the dumbing-down of the "Advanced Printer Options" that was introduced in Office 2013 either. Thin ice Microsoft . . . . . When a product no longer does what you need it to do - because some 'boffin' has decided we don't need that option - then you are forcing us to go elsewhere. Office - is supposedly for Office situations, therefore this dumbing-down and loss of functionality is self-defeating! Please STOP . . .and listen to your faithful users.