Windows 10: Recent (Save Files) - Change Default Settings to OneDrive

  1.    25 Feb 2017 #1

    Recent (Save Files) - Change Default Settings to OneDrive

    Recent (Save Files) - Change Default Settings

    I am trying to save my files to OneDrive as a default. It has always worked as my default. For some reason, the default save location is now Recent. Something caused it to change. All default locations settings in Word Options, my computer and OneDrive settings are set to save to OneDrive. It appears my computer does not recognize these default settings.

    Do you have any suggestions how I can have my default locations for files change back to OneDrive?

    I use Windows 10. My computer is Dell XPS 8910.

    See Screenshots. Screenshot with Recent highlighted shows my current default location as Recent. OneDrive should be highlighted.

    Also, I reinstalled Microsoft Office.


    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Screenshot (82)OneDrive.png   Screenshot(68)OneDrive.png   Screenshot(69)OneDrive.png   Screenshot(70)OneDrive.png  
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  2.    27 Feb 2017 #2

    Have you tried the following? how to disable "recent places" in MS Word? - Super User

    1. Exit all Office programs.
    2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate and then click to select one of the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Place MRU
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\Place MRU
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\PowerPoint\Place MRU

    1. After you select the subkey that is specified in step 3, right-click Max Display, and then click Modify.
    2. Click Decimal, and in the Value data box, type a number to represent the number of places that you want to list in Recent Places, and then click OK.

    Note By default, Max Display is set to 25.

    1. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each Office program for which you want to change the number of places that you want to list in Recent Places.
    2. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor.
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  3.    28 Feb 2017 #3

    Hello -
    Thanks for the return. Before I undertake changing the Registry, I have a question.
    The steps in my Registry, for my version of Windows 10, were a bit different, but I think I eventually got to the right spot.
    The last step is to change the number of places you want to list in Recent Places. In my case, the default Max Display listed 50 as the number. So, if I were to change that number, how do I know the Save As page will be one of those places? Or, a similar question, will this registry change delete the tab Recent from my Save As page? This is what I would like to happen.
    When I received my computer in Nov. 2016, the Recent tab was not listed in the Save As page. Something caused it to be added over time. Which brings me to this second question. Would there be any benefit in deleting the changed registry listing and reverting back to the default listing? See attachment.
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