How to use, modify, and create templates in Word

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Again, if you failed to create a unique login name, this folder may be called <Owner>. If you can’t find it, the AppData folder and all of its files and subfolders are hidden.

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Show Hidden Files and Folders

To view the Hidden files:

  1. Select the Start/Windows button > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization
  2. Select File Explorer Options/Folder Options > Show hidden files and folders
  3. On the next screen, check the tick mark beside Show hidden files, folders, and drives, then click Apply and OK.
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Two more ways to locate the stock templates folder

To discover the actual name of the Templates folder:

  1. Select File > Options > Advanced
  2. Scroll about two-thirds of the way down the screen.
  3. Click the File Locations button, and the File Locations window appears.
  4. Word displays the locations and paths to all the template-related files.

You can also click the Start button, then copy and paste this: %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates in the Search box and press Enter. The Templates folder appears in the Start box. Double-click to go straight to the stock templates folder.

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