Manage Save As Locations in Office 2016
[Please note: some of the information in this post is now out of date]
Today I was working on a word document and wanted to save it to my Office 365 work account. It did not appear in the Save As list of accounts and when I tried to add it I received this error: “You’ve connected too many services. Please remove some connections before adding additional services.” However, it wasn’t obvious to me how I could remove these services.
Figure 2: Error Too Many Services
First, let me explain how you can add a new Save As location in Office 2016. In Figure 1 to the right, you will see the options available when you click Save As in the left navigation. The image displays the services I have added; your list will be different.
To add a new Save As location:
- Click Add a Place
Two options will now appear:
- Office 365 SharePoint: Choose this if you would like to connect to a work or school OneDrive for Business account or SharePoint Site. Both will be added using this option
- OneDrive: Choose this if you would like to connect to a personal OneDrive account
Figure 3: Add a Place Options
- A box will pop up asking for your username
Next it will ask you for your password
- If you had previously chosen (A) Office 365 SharePoint, and have both a personal and a work account using the same email address, you will also see a pop up asking you to choose a work or personal account. This is shown in Figure 4 below.
Figure 4: Choose Work or Personal Account
- Now the account appears in the Save As options
Let’s go back to our original problem, how do you remove services / Save As locations? I tried many options: right clicking, hitting delete, none worked. This is because you have to visit another menu to change this list!
How to remove Save As locations:
- In the left hand menu, click Account. See image to the right.
- You now can see your list of Connected Services, with the option to remove those that you do not want in your Save As list
That’s it! Now you can easily save files to your favorite cloud locations.
But, what if you do not want to save to a cloud location? Maybe your company doesn’t use Office 365 or you would like to save to your hard drive.
How to Save to a Non-Cloud Location:
- In Figure 5, Click #3: Options
- In Figure 6 Below, Click Save on the left menu
- Next, check the box Save to Computer by default
- Chose a different Default local file location, which is optional
Figure 6: Save to Local Computer