Volume preference

This policy 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 (UNC) (\\Share_Name\File_Name).

If you enable this policy setting, you may select one of these options:
- Use Drive letter or UNC as entered
- Convert Drive letter to UNC
- Convert UNC to Drive letter

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the default option is "Use Drive letter or UNC as entered."

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Volume preference


  1. Use Drive letter or UNC as entered
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\word\options
    Value Namevolumepref
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Convert Drive letter to UNC
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\word\options
    Value Namevolumepref
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  3. Convert UNC to Drive letter
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\word\options
    Value Namevolumepref
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1


word15.admx

Administrative Templates (Computers)

Administrative Templates (Users)