This section contains the default paths to important folders in LibreOffice. These paths can be edited by the user.

To access this command...

Choose - LibreOffice - Paths.

Choose Tools - AutoText - Path. (autotext only)

Paths used by LibreOffice

To modify an entry in this list, click the entry and click Edit. You can also double-click the entry.


The Default button resets the predefined paths for all selected entries.


Click to display the Select Path or Edit Paths dialogue box.

You can change the sequence of entries by clicking the bar in the Type column. The column width can be changed by moving the separator between the columns with the mouse.

The {user profile} directory and its subdirectories contain user data.The location of the {user profile} directory is determined when LibreOffice is installed. See the Default location section in the Wiki page about LibreOffice user profile for more information about typical locations of the user profile in different operating systems.

The following list shows the default predefined paths for storing user data, and explains what type of user data is stored in each path. Use the Edit dialogue box to change, add, or delete paths for the different types.


Default Path



This folder stores your own AutoCorrect text strings.


This folder stores your own AutoText text strings.


Automatic backup copies of documents are stored here.


This folder stores files with words in your custom dictionaries.


New Gallery themes are stored in this folder.


This folder is displayed when you first call the dialogue box for opening or saving a graphic object.


In this folder you can store your own templates.

Temporary files

This is where LibreOffice puts its temporary files.

My Documents

Default document folder of your system

You can see this folder when you first call the Open or Save dialogue box.


LibreOffice reads the TSCP BAF policy from this file.

Internal Paths shows the paths where predefined content for LibreOffice is installed. These paths cannot be edited in this dialogue box.

The paths refer to subdirectories in {install}share. These subdirectories are read-only and contain content shown to all users. The location of the {install} directory is determined when LibreOffice is installed.

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