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How can I stop Adobe XD to saves documents as cloud documents automatically?
"By default, new documents are created as cloud documents. Upon save, choose between keeping it as a cloud document or as a local document on your computer."
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I was trying to convert personal old AI files to XD using my working account. The result is that my private data is being uploaded to the wrong place and there is no option to disable this. It's obvious an evil design from Adobe.
Bring assets from other apps into XD.
There's no problem saving cloud documents to your computer. See screenshot.
Hope that helps.
Cloud documents have more features (such as realtime collaboration with others, changes are synced across computer, etc), which is why Adobe has chosen to make them the default. But you can still work locally and most things will work the same.
This is not Adobe being evil, it's just a sign of the times. Some apps like Figma are 100% online and have no option for local files. Adobe offers both options.
At some point it could be nice for Adobe to add a preference for the default behavior, but there are still many features that need to be added to XD that I'd rather see them do first.
Hey @Dan Rodney Dan, I understand that you want to keep this possitive, but I'm talking about my privacy.
Why my converted AI file is being sent automaticly without my consent to Adobe Cloud?
Why Adobe is assuming that everyone wants to keep the files in Adobe Cloud by Default?
Why Adobe for multiple years refusing to provide a simple Save option to a local computer?
If you're worried about privacy, disconnect your device from the Internet. 🙂
Honestly I didn't think about the process of converting files, only creating new files where you have a choice. I agree in that case XD should default to local until you choose to save it to the cloud.
As Nancy said you could disconnect from the internet, but that's annoying and I think XD should either provide an option or default to local for the sake of privacy. This is legitimate problem for some companies (such as legal and pharma).
On a somewhat related yet unrelated note, I'd also add that it's annoying to me when I create a new file and close it (without saving), but there it is as a cloud file that I have to delete. I wish XD would ask me if I wanted to save so I didn't have to go and delete those files.
As you know this is NOT a direct pipeline to Adobe's product team. They don't lurk in these user-to-user forums.
Feel free to leave feedback & feature requests where the product developers will actually see them, on UserVoice.
Hope that helps.