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How can i stop automatically save documents as cloud documents ?

New Here ,
Oct 18, 2020 Oct 18, 2020

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How can I stop Adobe XD to saves documents as cloud documents automatically?

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LEGEND , Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020
https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/manage-work-cloud-documents.ug.html "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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Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/manage-work-cloud-documents.ug.html

"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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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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[Moderator moved to Adobe XD forum.]

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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New Here ,
Sep 12, 2021 Sep 12, 2021

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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. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 12, 2021 Sep 12, 2021

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jazzybeat28@gmail.com,

Bring assets from other apps into XD.

https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/working-with-external-assets.html

 

There's no problem saving cloud documents to your computer.  See screenshot.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021

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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.

 

  • To save files locally choose File > Save As Local Document.
  • To open local files choose File > Open from Your Computer.

 

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.


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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New Here ,
Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021

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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?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 13, 2021 Sep 13, 2021

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If you're worried about privacy, disconnect your device from the Internet. 🙂

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021

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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.


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 16, 2021 Sep 16, 2021

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Hey @Dan Rodney and jazzybeat28@gmail.com,

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.

https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests

 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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