Organize quick file access by using the My Places bar

You likely have one or more folders where you store files of certain types, and you often need to find or store files in these folders. You can use the My Places bar to quickly go to a folder to save or find a file that you need. The My Places bar is most useful if you customize it. In this article, you will learn how to customize the My Places bar.

In this article


What is the My Places bar?

The My Places bar is an area at the left side in some dialog boxes, such as Save As, Open, and Insert Picture. You can use the My Places bar to specify a folder where you want to store your files for easier access. Making changes to the My Places bar in any one dialog box causes the same changes to appear in other dialog boxes that have the My Places bar.

By default, the My Places bar contains shortcuts to the My Recent Documents, Desktop, My Documents, My Computer, and My Network Places folders. You can add up to 256 folders to the My Places bar. You cannot add files to the My Places bar.

Save As dialog box

Callout 1 To choose a folder, use the Save in list.
Callout 2 To view the contents of a folder on the My Places bar, click the folder's shortcut on the My Places bar.
Callout 3 To see more shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar, click the arrow.

Top of Page Top of Page

Add a shortcut to the My Places bar

Which program are you using?


Excel

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

InfoPath

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

OneNote

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

Outlook

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

PowerPoint

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

Project

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

Publisher

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

SharePoint Designer

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

Visio

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

Word

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. In the Save in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location for which you want to create a My Places bar shortcut.
  3. Right-click a blank space in the My Places bar below the existing shortcuts, and then click Add folder name.
    Your new shortcut appears at the bottom of the My Places bar.

Top of Page Top of Page

Remove a shortcut from the My Places bar

Which program are you using?


Excel

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

InfoPath

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

OneNote

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

Outlook

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

PowerPoint

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

Project

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

Publisher

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

SharePoint Designer

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

Visio

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

Word

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to remove, and then click Remove on the shortcut menu.

 Note   You can remove only the shortcuts that you added to the My Places bar. You cannot remove the default shortcuts, such as My Documents, unless you edit your Microsoft Windows Registry. Find links to more information about how to remove the default shortcuts in the See also section.

Top of Page Top of Page

Rearrange shortcuts on the My Places bar

Which program are you using?


Excel

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

InfoPath

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

OneNote

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Outlook

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

PowerPoint

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Project

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Publisher

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

SharePoint Designer

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Visio

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Word

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. On the My Places bar, right-click the shortcut that you want to move, and then click Move Up or Move Down on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Change the size of icons on the My Places bar

Which program are you using?


Excel

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

InfoPath

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

OneNote

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Outlook

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

PowerPoint

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Project

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Publisher

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

SharePoint Designer

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Visio

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

Word

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Save As.
  2. Right-click the My Places bar, and then click Small Icons or Large Icons on the shortcut menu.

Top of Page Top of Page

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2007, InfoPath 2007, OneNote 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Project 2007, Publisher 2007, SharePoint Designer 2007, Visio 2007, Word 2007