Restore old ‘Save as’ dialog for Office 365 apps on Windows 10

Restore old ‘Save as’ dialog for Office 365 apps on Windows 10

I've noticed that every time I try to close a Word file, a dialog box appears on my screen prompting me to save the changes. I do not see the normal "Save As" dialog box that usually appears. Instead, a "Save As" dialog box appears, asking me to save the changes in OneDrive. This is seen mainly with the Office 365 users. I only have access to the old Save As dialog box when I click on the "Other backup options" link. So, is there a way to replace this change and restore the old "Save As" dialog? Certainly, there is! Let's see how it works.

Restore the old "Save As" dialog for Office 365 applications

Since Windows 10 is deeply integrated with Microsoft services such as OneDrive, it is natural to see them linked to Office applications such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. As such, when you try to close these files, you receive a message prompting you to save the changes. Outlook> OneDrive account is the default location that it displays.

Restore the old dialog box

To change this behavior, follow these steps.

Go to & #39; File & #39; menu and click on it.

Then, in the list of options displayed, choose & #39; Options & #39;.

Then, in the left pane, go to the & #39; Save & #39; section containing the list of general options using Word or any other Office application.

Just below,Automatic recovery& #39; file location, & #39;Do not show behind the scenes when opening or saving filesThe option will be visible.

If you see it disabled, simply check the box to enable the option.

Press the "OK" button. The action, once confirmed, will allow you to skip the Backstage mode when closing files and directly access the "Save" dialog by default.

When done, exit the settings and try to close the file. You should now have access to the default Save As option. Also do not forget that the parameter change is universal, the same change will be observed automatically in all Office 365 applications, such as Excel and PowerPoint.

Let us know if the method works for you as you wish in the comments section below.

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