autosave changed in excel

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Autosave seems to have changed.  When I open a file that is not on OneDrive, then click the autosave button, I get the following popup.

How do I turn on AutoSave?

Just upload the file. We'll save your changes as they happen.

Then I get the choice for Sharepoint with my business one drive or OneDrive Sign in.

That never happened before today!

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I have a similar issue, not sure if it's what you have. If I open a onedrive for business document from the web browser the office app (excel, word..) knows the document is from onedrive and enables autosave, but if I open it from the onedrive folder in the MS explorer (that is a Onedrive for business synchronized folder) it does not recognize it as being part of Onedrive an autosave is disabled (if I try to enable it it tries to upload a new copy).


I have last version of office and onedrive client:

excel 1904 (build 11601.20144 Click-to-Run)

onedrive 2019 (19.042.0304.0007)




@jheintze , not only in Excel, that's for entire Office. In general AutoSave (not saving AutoRecover versions) works only with OneDrive or Sharepoint. If yo don't like, you may ignore that suggestion.



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