I need to switch off the ability to save in cloud storage in Adobe XD. Is it possible?
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Thank you for reaching out and using Adobe XD. You can save the file as a local document instead of saving as a cloud document. However, your Creative Cloud membership comes with cloud storage that you can choose to use for backups, link sharing, folder collaboration, and more. The Creative Cloud for desktop application makes it easy to synchronize your local files with your Creative Cloud storage. So if you choose to sync your files to Creative Cloud, you still retain a local copy of your files.
Hope it helps.
How do I save the file as a local doc within the XD app? The last time it tried to save as a cloud document I lost multiple hours of work as the file won't open again and just sits and loads forever in adobe XD. When downloaded from my account cloud documents it's missing a bunch of work. I generated A shared link and that has all of the correct content... Please fix the super broken cloud documents and library assets or let me turn it off! It's a nightmare when trying to share other documents with team members on other accounts when all the library assets are missing. So Frustrating.
I totally understand your frustration. This new feature of having the default save command save to Creative Cloud is terribly annoying and like the user above I don't want to save my XD documents to Creative cloud as a default!!!!!!!
I can't stress this enough. It is slow and buggy.
Have the standard save shortcut defaulting to saving to Creative Cloud is bad UI (especially and ironically bad for a UI design app).
I've been using XD from the beginning and even had an idea or two implemented. When I first found that the new version was doing this I was like WHAAAAT! This is quite a blunder...PLEASE PLEASE correct it. My suggestion would be to put it as the secondary option NOT THE DEFAULT.
Saving automatically to the cloud is not a good feature. XD needs to give users the OPTION to save locally or to the cloud when they first save a document. Otherwise, those of us who want or need a local copy of the file have to go through a number of extra steps in order to not only get a local copy, but also to remove the cloud version.
Furthermore, it's inconsistent with other Adobe apps. Ps, Ai, and others offer to save to cloud or local drive, so why can't XD?
In addition to all that was said, I cannot Command+Save over a original local document. It fails and wants to save to the Cloud. Furthermore, when I save over the working, local document... XD gets rid of my design/dev review link (even past links). I have to make a new link every time which is SO frustrating for all. Does anyone have a solve for the live link updates? If I could at least fix that, I would have less of a headache.
We are sorry for the frustration. We are having the similar discussion here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/adobe-xd/adobe-xd-saving-options-are-changed-after-xd-29/td-p/1114628... regarding the new saving option in XD.
We would request you to please join the discussion.
How do I disable it. So frustrating. Also have to create a new prototype link each time it auto-resaves 20 times a day..
just tell me how to save it as a local.
This isn't specific to XD, it's EVERY application. So..everytime I save a new doc, extra clicks, which means additional time and energy. Not too stupid to see that Adobe is trying to aggravate us into using the cloud, then when we're full, we'll have to pay for more. We're being supersized!
People have different workflows. As a counter point, with more people working remote, many people want to collaborate more... and cloud files offer real-time sharing and collaboration features local files simply can't. Google Docs is a prime example. It's cloud only and offered real-time collaboration features people had never seen before. It can't even work locally. Same with Figma.. it's only a web app that can ONLY work as a cloud app with cloud files. Adobe apps at least offer the choice of local or cloud. Just wanted to offer an alternative view and the landscape Adobe's working in. I like having a choice because some people want to work locally or cloud based. There are ways I think XD could improve in how it handles all the issues related to cloud files, but at least for the most part we have a choice. Some apps like Photoshop learn your preference and then default to it every time so it's no addition clicks after the first time.