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Windows 7: Get rid of One Drive??

18 Jul 2014   #1

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
Get rid of One Drive??

I have upgraded my 7 to 8.1 but still run it 7 style and in hindsight would not have gone there.

My query is some of my documents are being saved on that One Drive program / app and I do not like it because I very suspicious of anything to do with "the cloud" in fact I am very tempted to save what is in that thing and uninstall it so how safe is it?

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18 Jul 2014   #2

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Hi John,

For now you may want to try these to lower your immediate frustration.

This 8Forums tutorial tells of how to save to onedrive, but, in step #'s 4 and 5 it tells you how to stop it.
OneDrive - Save Documents to by Default in Windows 8.1 Don't forget to check the related tutorials.

This one from Microsoft Answers is pretty much the same thing only you use the keyboard to get there, see answer, second post down: Office default save to local folder, NOT Sky Drive? - Microsoft Community

This one from the windows club uses group policy, which you should have as I see you have the Pro version of 8: Make Windows 8.1 save Documents locally, instead of OneDrive

There are more ways, try searching for - stop documents from being saved on One Drive program 8.1 - That's how I found these, but I believe they all boil down to movin' that slider to the left, except when you can use group policy.

How safe is it? Well that is a subjective question you'll have to read the reviews for yourself. Personally, I do not use it.
Search for: how safe is onedrive reviews

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18 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

One sure fire way to end this is to switch to a Local account.

See here: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
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18 Jul 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Oh no you didn`t
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18 Jul 2014   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Another sure way is to disable OneDrive integration in Windows 8.1.

OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable
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18 Jul 2014   #6

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Thanks everyone as not only do I distrust that stuff but not finding saved docs where I think they should be also means wasting a lot of time searching out One Drive
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