MacBook Pro suddenly stoped saving files to computer and instead to online locations

Chris Mpofu 0 Reputation points

I've been using Office for Home and Students 2016, saving all my files locally. Last night (May 21) when I went to save a new Excel file, I got a message saying I had no permissions to save to that location. That's when I noticed the "Online locations". When I clicked on it, it ttoggled to My Computer, but when I tried to add a place, the only options were OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or Sharepoint. The options button is only for setting a password.

I don't know what caused the change, and need to revert back to saving my files locally, and would appreciate your help. I was directed to this specific community by Sean Cai, a Microsoft Community Moderator. Thank you in advance.

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  2. Emi Zhang-MSFT 23,191 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    What the error message did you get when saving?

    Did this problem appear in all Excel Workbooks?

    I suggest you install the latest updates for Excel.

    Then please confirm if the account correct to sign in the Mac, you can try to switch the account to sign in.

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