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stop Skydrive being the first port of call

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    stop Skydrive being the first port of call


    I don't want necessarily to remove SKyDrive but it annoys the hell out of me when my files go to it and not to Documents which is where I want them. I do not know how to stop Skydrive being the first port of call for all my saved files or how to replace it with the good old fashioned Documents File. I am sure I am not alone in thinking that the Microsoft techies did a lousy job trying to better Win7 with this appalling Win8.1. I am about to buy a new laptop but what was once a real pleasure is now going to be a pain in the neck to have to get a new laptop with Win8 on it.

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    Hello Penny,

    The tutorials below can help show you can turn off having files saved to SkyDrive (OneDrive) by default.

    OneDrive - Save Documents to by Default in Windows 8.1

    Windows Phone 8 Photos and Videos - Save to OneDrive

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Skydrive


    Thank you Shawn. It will take me an age to do as you suggest. But do it I shall!
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    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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