|Configure the Network Path Preference in Word (All Windows)|
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This setting allows you to configure Microsoft Word to retain file path information when you work with files on a network server, either as a mapped drive (Z:\Folder_Name\File_Name) or as Universal Naming Convention (\\Share_Name\File_Name).
Open your registry and find or create the key below.
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "VolumePref" and set it according to the value data below.
Restart Word for the change to take effect.
- 0 - Use the drive letter or UNC as typed (default)
- 1 - Convert UNC to drive letter if a drive is mapped
- 2 - Convert the drive letter to UNC
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\[Version]\Word\|
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: 0 (default), 1 or 2
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: December 18, 2002