Technology Tales

Adventures & experiences in contemporary technology

Stop Excel 365 saving files to OneDrive by default

8th June 2024

Recently, I was doing some work in Excel (while I use the 365 version, this may work with others too) when I found it offering to save a file to OneDrive by default. My preference is to keep everything local, especially given the limitations of online storage. Thus, I sought a way to do just this.

Stop Excel 365 saving files to OneDrive by default

That meant going to File > Options and then to the Save tab. In there, I found the option called Save to Computer by default and activated that. The default local location can be changed too, but I left this as it was because I tend to use multiple file locations anyway. Clicking on the OK button after making the change that I wanted was enough to set the behaviour as I required, and I no longer see the prompt for online storage since then.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please be aware that comment moderation is enabled and may delay the appearance of your contribution.

  • All the views that you find expressed on here in postings and articles are mine alone and not those of any organisation with which I have any association, through work or otherwise. As regards editorial policy, whatever appears here is entirely of my own choice and not that of any other person or organisation.

  • Please note that everything you find here is copyrighted material. The content may be available to read without charge and without advertising but it is not to be reproduced without attribution. As it happens, a number of the images are sourced from stock libraries like iStockPhoto so they certainly are not for abstraction.

  • With regards to any comments left on the site, I expect them to be civil in tone of voice and reserve the right to reject any that are either inappropriate or irrelevant. Comment review is subject to automated processing as well as manual inspection but whatever is said is the sole responsibility of the individual contributor.