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OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable

  1. #10


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    Great news.

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  2. #11

    Still can't remove SkyDrive


    Hi there, thanks for reading this.

    I've tried the step by step process in this (and other forums,) for removing SkyDrive integration from my computer.

    I've tried downloading and running:
    Disable_SkyDrive_Integration.reg

    However, whenever I try to save something in Excel (for example) it defaults to SkyDrive.

    I'm running 8.1, not Pro.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
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  3. #12


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Hello Shawn I thought I had disabled the One Drive before and the darn thing is still saving some documents including my CCleaner back up for fixes.
    I have downloaded that disable option is this going to work because the few documents I have are personal and I want to keep them in the Documents library in the start menu.
    To be honest I am seriously thinking of putting the 7 back on this machine even though it is a bit slower because of the idiosyncrasies of the OS are really quite trying.
    I am hoping the new OS 10 is going to be a bit more like 7 as it is wearing to keep having to muck around retrieving data from one drive for example. Shame because this OS does have a speed advantage over the 7.
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  4. #13


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey John,

    Sorry for the late reply, I was out of town.

    Yes, disabling OneDrive integration would stop anything from being synced to it. Possibly an update may have re-enabled it if you did already disable it.
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  5. #14


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey John,

    Sorry for the late reply, I was out of town.

    Yes, disabling OneDrive integration would stop anything from being synced to it. Possibly an update may have re-enabled it if you did already disable it.
    Don't have to be sorry mate you go to to do what you have and you have enough on your plate as it is. Yes you probably are right I must be a bit more diligent with the updates eh?
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  6. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by SkyDriveDan View Post
    Hi there, thanks for reading this.

    I've tried the step by step process in this (and other forums,) for removing SkyDrive integration from my computer.

    I've tried downloading and running:
    Disable_SkyDrive_Integration.reg

    However, whenever I try to save something in Excel (for example) it defaults to SkyDrive.

    I'm running 8.1, not Pro.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Hi there!

    Do either of you have suggestions for removing and/or disabling skydrive from my machine? Thanks for your time.
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by SkyDriveDan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SkyDriveDan View Post
    Hi there, thanks for reading this.

    I've tried the step by step process in this (and other forums,) for removing SkyDrive integration from my computer.

    I've tried downloading and running:
    Disable_SkyDrive_Integration.reg

    However, whenever I try to save something in Excel (for example) it defaults to SkyDrive.

    I'm running 8.1, not Pro.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Hi there!

    Do either of you have suggestions for removing and/or disabling skydrive from my machine? Thanks for your time.
    Hello Dan,

    Did you see if restarting the computer may help after disabling OneDrive integration in Windows 8.1?

    In addition, you should be able to select File -> Save As in Office to select where you would like to save to instead.
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  8. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SkyDriveDan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SkyDriveDan View Post
    Hi there, thanks for reading this.

    I've tried the step by step process in this (and other forums,) for removing SkyDrive integration from my computer.

    I've tried downloading and running:
    Disable_SkyDrive_Integration.reg

    However, whenever I try to save something in Excel (for example) it defaults to SkyDrive.

    I'm running 8.1, not Pro.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Hi there!

    Do either of you have suggestions for removing and/or disabling skydrive from my machine? Thanks for your time.
    Hello Dan,

    Did you see if restarting the computer may help after disabling OneDrive integration in Windows 8.1?

    In addition, you should be able to select File -> Save As in Office to select where you would like to save to instead.
    restarting the computer did not complete the removal.
    Yes, clicking save as in office does get around it, however it means that to avoid OneDrive, I have to rename the file, or overwrite it, each time after the first (effectively more clicks than just dodging OneDrive in the save menu)

    my goal is to never see the word "OneDrive" again
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  9. #18


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    The link below can help show how to remove OneDrive for Office 2013.

    How to Disable SkyDrive/OneDrive in Office 2013Safe Systems Newsletter
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  10. #19


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Not sure how the disable works as I use onedrive myself

    If it is still defaulting to onedrive folder for saving documents have you checked in the PC Settings app under onedrive, make sure the use this as default is turned off
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