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]
I have also tried "defaults write ~/Library/Group\ Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/com.microsoft.officeprefs.plist " and it is not working as expected. Can the person suggesting this plist setting please describe how it is working for them?
Microsoft must include a preference setting for the default open/save location to be "On My Mac". I'm using 15.27 and this has still not yet been addressed!
James Brown commented
The defaults write command didn't make any difference for me. :-(
(macOS Sierra 10.12.1b2)
There is a plist setting that should make Office apps default to the local drive. In terminal paste the following:
defaults write ~/Library/Group\ Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/com.microsoft.officeprefs.plist DefaultsToLocalOpenSave -bool TRUE
Dan Batson commented
I like the idea of allowing the user to select their default save location.
Why can't I select my mac as the default when applications open? I don't use OneDrive and having to tell my mac each time that I want to save the file to the mac instead of OneDrive is a pain. FIX THIS!