How to turn off AutoSave in Excel

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Autosave is a feature that automatically saves an Excel file while you are working on it. This feature can be enabled only if the file is saved in Microsoft OneDrive or SharePoint in Microsoft 365.  You will also need an active Microsoft subscription for this. Although this is very useful when working on critical documents, as it ensures that the data is always saved, you may want to turn off the feature. When you are working on large files that take some time to save, AutoSave could hamper your work. The file can continue to be in OneDrive when AutoSave is turned off.

Step 1 – Locate the AutoSave button

– Navigate to the top left corner of the sheet
– The AutoSave button is ‘On’

Step 2 – Turn AutoSave off

– Click on the AutoSave button to turn it off