How to Save Documents Locally, instead of OneDrive in Windows 8.1

Good day readers. The aim of today's article is to show you how you can store your documents locally, instead of OneDrive.

Formally, the Onedrive was known as skydrive, and at normal instinct, as long as you windows 8.1 system is connected to the internet, whenever you save your documents, it would be stored in the hood of Onedrive, this occurs due to OneDrive is deeply intergrated with Windows 8.1 system. However, once your internet connection is lost, you won't be able to access such saved document, that is, it would have to be downloaded.


Today's stroll, I would brief you on How to Save Documents Locally, instead of OneDrive in Windows 8.1. So make sure you're in front of your system and get set for today's stroll.



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There are two major procedure as explained below,

Method 1- Using Group Policy:

Step 1: In your Windows 8.1 system, press Windows Key + R together, then input gpedit.msc in Run dialog box and then press Enter to open Local group policy editor.


Step 2: Then, in the left plane, Navigate to Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => Windows Components =>SkyDrive(for the Windows 8.1)
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Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => Windows Components =>OneDrive(for the Windows 8.1 Update)


Step 3: Then in the right pane, search for the settings named, Saved documents and pictures to the local PC by default, that is displaying not configured status. Then double click on the same to get this as shown in the image:




Step 4: Then click Enabled, then apply followed by OK.

Once you're done with the above procedures, then close the local group editor and reboot, so that the setup would be effective.

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Method 2- Using Registry:

If unfourtunately, your Windows 8 system doesn't include the group policy editor, then this method would be of help.




Step 1: Click Windows Key + R together, then input regidit in the Run dialog box. Then press Enter to open the Registry Editor.


Step 2: Then Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE => SOFTWARE => Policies => Microsoft => Windows => Skydrive (for Windows 8.1)

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE => SOFTWARE => Policies => Microsoft => Windows => Onedrive(for Windows 8.1 Update)


Step 3: When you get to the above mentioned location, navigate to the right pane then right click and select New => DWord Value. Then remember to name the newly created DWORD as DisableLibrariesDefaultToSkyDrive and then double click same DWORD to get this:






Then input the value data as 1 and click OK, just as shown in the box above.

Finally, close the Registry Editor and reboot, to make the chages effectives.



Bottom Line

With the above procedures, your save documents would no longer be saved in the OneDrive, instead it would be saved to the locals.
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