How to Make OneDrive Not the Default Save Location


  1. Posts : 184
    Windows 10, 20H2 (OS Build 19042.928)
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    How to Make OneDrive Not the Default Save Location


    Running MS Office 2019 (installed version) in Windows 10, 1909. Every time I go to save an Excel or Word document, the default location that pops up is OneDrive. You then have to navigate back to your Documents folder. Is there a way/setting to change that? I'd like the Documents folder to be the default. Looked around in the Office settings, found nothing. Same with OneDrive. Looking for some direction.
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello Homer,

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if you may have turned on having your Documents folder backed up to OneDrive. If so, turning this off should stop it.

    Turn On or Off OneDrive PC Folder Backup Protection in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 184
    Windows 10, 20H2 (OS Build 19042.928)
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    I actually ended up finding the setting location. Rather than OneDrive, when you first start one of the Office applications, at the bottom of the Home Screen there is an Options button. Click that then open up the Save tab, and by golly, there it is, hidden with a whole lot of other stuff that you really don't want to touch is . . . "Change Default Save Location." They must really, really want you to use OneDrive!
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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