Why is CS 8 starting One Drive when "Save Project As" is selected

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This past week I finally found how to prevent OneDrive from starting when the system was started.  All of my accounts are local and none need OneDrive.  Today, saving a  project by selecting "Save Project As" from the File menu opens a dialog box with title "Microsoft OneDrive" that will allow me to "Set up OneDrive".  I dutifully close the dialog box and then exit OneDrive which has been started.

If OneDrive is running, although doing nothing, the dialog doesn't pop-up.

Anyone know how to divorce CS8 from OneDrive or, at least, stop it from starting OneDrive.

I do have a OneDrive folder and neither the temp nor the save folder are within the OneDrive folder.

Also, CS 8.6 and Win 10 64 bit; in case that helps.

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I found this online.  Worked for me however, ( Use at your own risk ).

This method is ideal for users of Windows 10 Home who want to get rid of OneDrive without stripping it completely out of the operating system. It’s completely reversible if you ever want to use OneDrive again.

To do this, first right-click the OneDrive icon in your notification area — it looks like a little white cloud — and select Settings. You might have to click the up arrow button to view all the system tray icons before you see the OneDrive icon.

Uncheck the “Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows” option and save your settings. OneDrive won’t load at startup anymore.

If you don’t plan on using OneDrive, you may also want to click or tap the “Unlink OneDrive” button here. This will stop OneDrive from syncing until you set it up again. It’ll be grayed out if you haven’t yet set up OneDrive.

You now just need to remove that “OneDrive” option located in the navigation pane of the FIle Explorer window. This requires a quick registry hack.

Download our Remove OneDrive From File Explorer registry hack. Open the .zip file and double-click the appropriate .reg file for for your version of Windows, depending on whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10. We’ve also included a .reg file that will restore the OneDrive entry if you ever decide you want it back.

OneDrive should vanish from File Explorer immediately after you add the information in the .reg file to your registry. If it doesn’t, try rebooting your PC and re-opening FIle Explorer.

Reboot is recommmended.

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As for the first step, the checkboxes were already cleared and the link was not available.  If the first checkbox. "Start OneDrive" is checked there is no "issue".

The two Data values were manually changed but only after verifying that class id was for OneDrive and after learning the entries basically eliminates OneDrive from the navigation pane of Windows Explorer.  The changes were made "knowing" it wouldn't work.  :D

It worked!

The circled item is removed by changing those two entries.  I don't believe there are any other effects.