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Stop Default Document Save Location To OneDrive


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#1 UM Wolverine

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 02:06 PM

Hello everyone.

 

I can't seem to figure this out on my own, so here goes.

 

I recently purchased a new Dell laptop with Windows 10. I understand that Windows 10 defaults savings documents to the Documents folder on OneDrive. Every time I download documents, they get saved to OneDrive > Documents; whereas, I want them to save to the local Documents folder. I found an article that discussed how to change this by setting the Set Save Location to my local Documents folder. I did that, but Windows is not recognizing the change. Documents still get saved to OneDrive > Documents.

 

Does anyone know how to fix this?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 02:33 PM

Can you unlink Onedrive as shown on this page?



#3 UM Wolverine

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 03:47 PM

Can you unlink Onedrive as shown on this page?

Thanks, John. I will give this a try.



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 06:01 AM

UM Wolverine:

 

You don't need to uninstall OneDrive.  I find it handy for doing cloud backups of important files, but, like you, I did not want OneDrive to be my default save folder, for my various documents, photos, etc.  You can click on "All Settings", "System", "Storage", and scroll down to "Save Locations".  Change all of the "Save Locations" to folders on your PC.  That's what I did, and it works just great.

 

Hope this helps.  Have a great day.

 

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 10:01 AM

UM Wolverine:

 

You don't need to uninstall OneDrive.  I find it handy for doing cloud backups of important files, but, like you, I did not want OneDrive to be my default save folder, for my various documents, photos, etc.  You can click on "All Settings", "System", "Storage", and scroll down to "Save Locations".  Change all of the "Save Locations" to folders on your PC.  That's what I did, and it works just great.

 

Hope this helps.  Have a great day.

 

Regards,

-Phil

 

 

Thanks, Phil. I will try this first.



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 10:26 AM

You're welcome.  If you have any issues or questions, just post back.

 

Have a great day.

 

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