Turn off OneDrive location in Microsoft Word

Windows 10 and Office 365 users may know the problem. Microsoft Word always suggests the storage location to the user when saving documents as the default value


in front. We have shown you one of these OneDrive storage dialogs below.

OneDrive Memory Dialog Word

This OneDrive storage location is simply annoying for many Word users, since a large number of users do not want to store the documents in the OneDrive Cloud . This means that the standard storage location has to be adjusted each time.

Disable OneDrive location in Word

However, there is a way to change this default location in Word so that OneDrive is not shown as the default when saving . To do this, you have to




open the Word settings window. In the settings you then select the option in the left menu bar

to save

Word - Save to computer by default

We have outlined the relevant option in red on the illustration. So you have to tick the box

Save to computer by default

Furthermore you can under the option

Default local file location

specify the desired default directory for file storage . In our case, we chose the ” Document ” directory. Finally you have to close the settings window with ” OK “. The changes made are immediately active.

Now if you click the Save Word who sees save dialog as follows.

Save this file - select location in Word

Instead of the OneDrive entry , the documents folder is now displayed as the standard storage.

OneDrive ” has been deactivated as the default storage location. However, should you still want to use OneDrive as a storage location , you can reactivate it at any time using the arrow at the end of the selection field.

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