Easy Tips and Tricks to Disable SkyDrive in Office 2013
According to the latest announcement by Microsoft, its popular cloud-based storage service – SkyDrive – has hit a new milestone, with over one billion Office documents being stored on SkyDrive by its users. Automatic storage of your Office documents on the cloud is the most intrigued feature of Office 2013 that allows you to access your files and documents on multiple devices, thus helping your Office files to stay current and cloud connected. However, even though there’s a lot of buzz about online storage and the cloud-storage benefits have made a billion eyes roll, at times you might face a lot of issues while syncing your files on the SkyDrive. Some of these issues include an additional backstage menu that allows you to decide the file storage location, security issues with enterprise-level files, slow opening of documents that are saved on the cloud, and hourly hangs while saving a crashed application. So, if you are one of them who do not want to use this powerful SkyDrive feature to sync their Office 2013 files on the cloud and are looking for easy tips and tricks to disable SkyDrive in Office 2013, then follow our simple three-step solution for an easy workaround:
- Open Word 2013 and click on the ‘File' button to open Office 2013 backdrop. Now open Word options from the left sidebar.
- Now go to the ‘Save’ option and check the ‘Don’t always show the backstage when opening or saving files’ option. This action will ensure that an additional ‘Save as’ dialog box does not appear every time you want to save a file.
- Now uncheck the “Always show ‘Sign in to SkyDrive’ location during save” option and instead select the “Save to computer by default” option.
Now, you will no longer be prompted by a backstage menu, every time you want to save a new Office 2013 file on your computer.