The AutoSave feature in Microsoft 365 desktop applications only saves to OneDrive cloud storage and not your computer. AutoSave is turned off by default for Microsoft 365 desktop applications on University owned devices. The Office of OneIT does not offer technical support for OneDrive. We support the use Google Drive and DropBox for file storage, and strongly recommend you keep AutoSave turned off and use Google Drive or Dropbox for cloud sharing and storing.

Tell Me

AutoSave is a Microsoft 365 feature available in applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. There is an AutoSave On/Off toggle switch at the top of the Word window that you can control for each document. AutoSave should be kept off to ensure that you are saving documents to your computer. 

autosave off

Related FAQs

Page viewed times