Default to My Mac Instead of OneDrive
Good news. This has been fixed and will be available in the 16.12 update. If you get monthly updates, you should be able to update in April. To get the update sooner, you can opt into the Insiders program by going to Help > Check for updates and opt to get the Fast Insider updates.
Thanks – Steve K [MS Excel]
H R Jones commented
Thanks for the recommendation to sign out of my account (it wouldn't have occurred to me to try that as it isn't obvious what that would have done!). I have no interest in trusting my personal documents to One Drive. That's what I have Dropbox for. Once I signed out, One Drive disappeared from the Save options and it defaulted to my local folders.
This certainly has not been fixed yet. I don't understand why Microsoft assumes that all users will always only want the default that they designate for the application (in this case, Excel). I use different default directories at work than I do at home; that is my choice and I have specific reasons for choosing the locations that I use. I don't understand why this is so difficult for Microsoft to understand.
Oh for heavens sake. No fix to this YET??? I want my documents saved where I want them. I can't even find an option to save "On this Mac" --
[Deleted User] commented
This is still not updated - why can't you fix this??
With the charges you take it should not be this difficult to assign this as a task to one of your employees
This is driving me crazy- I click on "on this mac" and the window just closes!!!!! FIX THIS!
This is screwing with my macros - why can't it be fixed??
THIS IS NOT FIXED
Guill M commented
Using 16.32 in May 2020, still no fix to auto save to my Mac. Why is MS promising to deliver, and not respond to this thread?
only fix is to log out of Microsoft account under "Word" next to apple icon at upper right--which i gladly did forever!
Jeff Wolff commented
This thread has been marked as "Completed". I am running Excel 16.32 and can't find where this setting can be set. Where is it hiding?
Still waiting for fix to change for the default save from One Drive
Are you people braindead or just don't care?
I am about to dump office from my Mac as this is still not fixed.
So.... Excel Team... Fix this yet? It's a bug, not a feature.
Hey have you fixed this yet?
This is embarrassingly bad.
Douglas Hardy commented
25 year + user of Office, and this is looking like the last straw. @microsoft, if you ever listen, give us the choice to save permanently to the local computer
L. R. commented
NOT FIXED. It's more than a year since the Excel Team member posted the bogus "COMPLETED" note above. I have to click "On My Mac" EVERY. SINGLE. TIME I save a file. Totally unacceptable.
Charles Hewitt commented
This is not COMPLETED
Very VERY irritating UI constantly having to redirect the save location to my mac rather than one drive. If I wanted to save to one drive I would select it!
Dean Adams commented
I uninstalled Office 365 programs, reinstalled them and they worked great for a day. Then they all defaulted to autosave, go to one drive first and have a window open that says processing. Very irritating.
How exactly has this been fixed? I am still seeing Online Locations as the default.
nope steve, it's not fixed at all. still requires an extra step / extra click from open to get to a finder window to choose a file. ****-poor UI amigo.