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Office Templates - Move Location to C:\

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  • Hi, by default the office template location is AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\templates'

    Is there anyway to change this location? We have a vbs which runs and copies the company templates to c:\templates - where normal.dot etc are located

    Hope im clear! If you need more info, let me know

    GPO - 2008 R2 / Windows 7

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 5:13 PM

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  • This is a Group Policy forum, so you may get better help in an Office 20xx forum.  In my case, I don't know much about Office products, but if you wanted to copy the template files to the clients via GPO this would be correct spot. 

    Sounds like you want a different default template location for Office Products.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 6:19 PM
  • ok, i'll do that

    Cheers

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 9:58 PM
  • per-user (personal) template are located there, but, shared/company/corporate/common/workgroup templates, have a setting for that purpose.
    http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/#3238

    This setting is available since Office97, from memory, and is still available in Office2016.

    It is Office-versions-specific, since it resides @ HKCU\software\policies\microsoft\office\<OFFICEVERSION>\common\general

    http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/#8847

    http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/#11681

    NB: the GPSearch tool can be clunky sometimes. To be certain, check the ADMX templates for your scenario.


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:08 AM
  • Hi.

    Appdata folder is the roaming folder which is moving together with user profile. It's not changeable by group Policy. Only if to redirect the user profile to another drive then this folder with included folders will move automatically.

    But to change the exactly the office template folder you need to do it as explained in this link

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/924460


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    Sincerely!

    Khalid Garayev

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    Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:45 AM