Jean Paul's Blog

There are 2 types of People in the World, One who Likes SharePoint and..

  • Microsoft MVP

  • MindCracker MVP

  • CodeProject MVP

  • eBook on SharePoint 2010

  • eBook on Design Patterns

  • eBook on Windows Azure

  • NLayers Framework @ CodePlex

  • MSDN Forums

  • .Net vs. Java

    Due to Public Demand
  • Advertisements

How to change the local drafts folder for document library?

Posted by Paul on November 6, 2012

The Check Out operation requires either a local drafts folder or server folder to keep a copy of the working file.


Checking out to local folder, enables the convenience of working offline on the file.  Later point of time you can connect back and check in the changes.

How to change the Local Drafts folder?

You can change the local drafts folder inside MS Office 2010 Word / Excel / Power Point.

Run Word application and point to File > Options.


In the appearing dialog, choose Save tab


Set the option The server drafts location on this computer

Set the Server Drafts location property and click the OK button.


Now you can try checking out a document from the document library.  The file should be copied to the folder specified.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s