office 2016 for mac - remove onedrive

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  1. etaf macrumors member

    etaf

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    I just installed office 2016 for mac onto a friends imac that is running sierra

    whenever you save it defaults to onedrive

    how do i get rid of this thing and save to the mac HDD

    thanks
     
  2. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    I signed out and now it defaults to the Mac SSD.
     
  3. etaf thread starter macrumors member

    etaf

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    Excellent , thanks for a quick reply , i'll try that this morning when i talk later to install a new printer on the machine

    problem i have now is that the upgrade to sierra a couple of weeks ago , has put documents and desktop across to the icloud drive !!!!! !

    so need to try and sort that out first
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    Here is a link with information about reverting from storing documents and desktop in iCloud:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/273629/ho...-after-disabling-icloud-sync-in-macos-sierra/
     
  5. etaf thread starter macrumors member

    etaf

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    thanks I had read that
    but i do not want the documents on the desktop
    and currently under home
    there is NOlonger a documents or desktop folder

    switching off the icloud option - not sure if that will recreate those folders or if i have to create them
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    There is a document and desktop folder in Sierra.
    I do save all files to onedrive.
    If it is not there, you can just create them.
     
  7. etaf thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the help

    office now points to documents correctly , having removed the icloud drive

    the mac automatically added the desktop and documents folder back onto the Mac - BUT they were empty and so i had to copy all the files back into documents to recover completely

    cheers
    we can now mark solved
     

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