Removal of OneDrive

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I have followed the instructions for the removal of OneDrive yet when I am in excel and turn on autosave it comes up that I have to save to OneDrive - Personal. I want OneDrive removed completely.

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If you want to remove OneDrive completely from your Excel setup, you'll need to make sure it's unlinked from your Office applications. Here's how you can do it:

1. Unlink OneDrive from Office Applications:

    • Open any Office application (such as Excel).
    • Go to the "File" menu.
    • Click on "Account" or "Office Account".
    • Under "Connected Services" or "Connected Accounts", you should see an option for OneDrive. Click on it.
    • There should be an option to "Disconnect" or "Unlink" OneDrive. Click on it to unlink your OneDrive account from Office applications.

2. Remove OneDrive Sync:

    • If you have the OneDrive sync client installed on your computer, you'll want to uninstall it to completely remove OneDrive integration.
    • On Windows, go to "Control Panel" > "Programs" > "Programs and Features", then find and uninstall OneDrive.
    • On Mac, open Finder, go to the "Applications" folder, and drag the OneDrive application to the Trash to uninstall it.

3. Check AutoSave Settings in Excel:

    • Open Excel and go to "File" > "Options".
    • In the Excel Options dialog, go to the "Save" section.
    • Check the settings under "AutoSave OneDrive and SharePoint Online files by default". Make sure it's set to "Off" if you don't want to save to OneDrive.

4. Check Default Save Locations:

    • In Excel, go to "File" > "Options" > "Save" as mentioned above.
    • Under "Save workbooks", make sure the default local file location is selected instead of OneDrive.

5. Restart Excel: After making these changes, close and reopen Excel to ensure the settings take effect.


By following these steps, you should be able to remove OneDrive completely from your Excel setup and prevent autosaving to OneDrive. If you continue to experience issues, double-check your settings and consult Excel's documentation or support resources for further assistance. The text was created with the help of AI.


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