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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Doreen Spillman commented
I just have to say that the perception that user's preference is to save something straight to the 'cloud' is blinkered. I live in a developed country but the Internet is slow and not always reliable . . not to mention the expense and fear factors that keep others "off the net" . . . Therefore the thumbdrive (or flashdrive) is the preferred fall-back option, with backing-up to the 'cloud' at the end of the day/session. (Useful functions have already gone by the wayside in the dumbing-down of the Microsoft Suite of programs. Can we not add features without having to subtract an existing feature?
Doug Robbins - Word MVP commented
Microsoft are hell bent on dumbing down the Windows version of Office so that it aligns with the "cripple-ware" implementation on iOS and Android devices.
Simon Bisson commented
The loss of the "Recently used" folder option is particularly galling - the new screen makes it a lot harder to work with common sets of sub-folders. I'm a freelance writer, and have a folder for current commissions, with sub-folders for the publications I am working for at present. I used to be able to quickly go to the folder for each publication. Now I have to go to the commissions folder and drill down several levels to get to the folder I want.
Mary Branscombe commented
I dislike this so much I won't update Office to block it
Yes, this is deliberate
Folder browse capability in File > Save As: Use full folder navigation in File > Save As in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for OneDrive folders, OneDrive for Business folders, and This PC.
Ron MVP commented
quit "upgrading" the UI to make it compatible with 5" smartphones. I have a 42" 4k monitor. I have lots of screen space.
If you are going to make PC unfriendly design changes please either add code to recognize the environment, so on a PC we keep the old feature, on a smartphone you can make your changes.
Just give us the option of picking how we want to work. The same way we have in the past or in your "new & Improved" (sarcasm!) UI.
Bob Pendleton commented
I work with files on drives other than C: When I previously did a save in MS Word, it listed my most recently used folders. Now I must click and click to save my files. This is no improvement!
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