Options dialog box: Projects and Solutions > Locations

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Use this page to set default locations for projects, project templates, and item templates. To access these options, select Tools > Options, expand Projects and Solutions, and then select Locations.

The following options are available on the Locations page.

Projects location

Specifies the default location where Visual Studio creates new projects and solution folders. Several dialog boxes also use the location set in this option for folder starting points. For example, the Open Project dialog box uses this location for the My Projects shortcut.

User project templates location

Specifies the default location that's used to search for user-created project templates. For more information, see How to: Locate and Organize Templates.

User item templates location

Specifies the default location that's used to search for user-created item templates. For more information, see How to: Locate and Organize Templates.

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