How to change the default directory for new projects in Visual Studio

When you create a new project in Visual Studio the default directory is C:\Users\<userName>\Source\Repos. This article shows you how to change that.


  1. Open Visual Studio.
  2. Click Tools > Options…
  3. Change the Projects location.
Visual Studio Options showing default project location


Now when you create a project it’ll default to this location.

Visual Studio showing create new project dialog with new default location

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