Prevent Office from saving to OneDrive by default

Hi

Today I wanted to share a small tip on how to prevent Office from saving to OneDrive by default ! A handy tip if you install Office on a Terminal Server or to your computers.

I share that tip as some users seen some information that the OneDrive save as location would be impossible to change.

IT pros, on the other hand, won’t be able to alter this Office 365 default save behavior. A Microsoft spokesperson explained this point in a Monday e-mail in response to questions:

IT admins will not have control over the save dialog. That said, end users can change their default save location for Office programs. Office programs will save files in the default location, but the default working folder can be changed. To then save the copy in a different location, the end user can click a different folder in the folder list.

Following that information I tried to find where to find the setting to change that default location, and yes I found it !

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\General PreferCloudSaveLocations : REG_DWORD : 00000000 :Hexadecimal

or there, but the user can change that one;

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\General\PreferCloudSaveLocations

Now with that small tip you can now change that behavior 🙂

 

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