Windows 10: Setting default save location?

Discus and support Setting default save location? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I have a friend who is asking me for some help with her computer. It's a fairly basic issue but I'm afraid I don't know the answer so I thought I'd try... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by RhinoCan, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. RhinoCan Win User

    Setting default save location?


    I have a friend who is asking me for some help with her computer. It's a fairly basic issue but I'm afraid I don't know the answer so I thought I'd try here.

    Some of her programs are saving to OneDrive, otherwise known as The Cloud. She strongly prefers to save to her own computer. I'm not sure which program(s) are doing the saving; I think she might have said that Excel was one of them but I could be wrong and there may be others.

    Is there any setting in Windows 10 that would effectively tell *all* programs to save to the hard drive by default? (That should be a *reversible* option, of course, in case she ever changes her mind.) Or even a setting to not show OneDrive as one of the options?

    :)
     
    RhinoCan, Apr 9, 2016
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  2. Alden Rey Win User

    trying to change my save as default setting

    Thank you for your response. If you have any other concerns, don't hesitate to reach out.

    Regards.
     
    Alden Rey, Apr 9, 2016
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  3. Tobs2999 Win User
    trying to change my save as default setting

    No longer a problem thank you.f
     
    Tobs2999, Apr 9, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Setting default save location?

    Each time you want to save something, there is a Save As option.
    Clicking at the Save As option will let you navigate to the location you want to be saved at.
     
    davidhk, Apr 9, 2016
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  5. RhinoCan Win User
    Thank you. I'm aware of Save As. I'm trying to find a way of ensuring that my friend - or any of the programs she uses - doesn't automatically save to OneDrive as a default. If OneDrive was removed as an option altogether, that might be even better, provided it can be made an option again later if she changes her mind.

    I realize that she can (probably) override the choice of storage location in her program somehow but she's an elderly woman who isn't very computer savvy so I think it would be easier for her if she could ensure in advance that her files were going to be saved to her hard drive rather than having to remember to manually change the save location from OneDrive to the local hard drive every time.
     
    RhinoCan, Apr 9, 2016
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  6. davidhk Win User
    davidhk, Apr 9, 2016
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  7. RhinoCan Win User
    Thank you! That's much more what I was hoping to find! Setting default save location? :)

    I can help her with these steps; that's not a problem.
     
    RhinoCan, Apr 10, 2016
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  8. davidhk Win User

    Setting default save location?

    You are welcome.
     
    davidhk, Apr 5, 2018
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