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I don't want to save PS files to the cloud!

Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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How do I stop photoshop from saving my photos in the cloud? 

 

Also, when i choose "file>open" i get a dialog box that wants to open up files in the cloud, and i have to click another button that says "on your computer" in order to access files. How do i stop that?  I just want to be able to open files on my computer. I do NOT want to use the cloud.  

I am setting up a brand new computer now and have to get through this before i can start using the computer! Help!!

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020
You first click the "on my computer" button for the standard open dialog. Then select a directory and open a file. When the file opens in Photoshop, you can close it and you should get the standard open dialog every time, unless you decide to click on the "Open Cloud Documents" button. Now what are Cloud Documents for? You'll notice they are saved with the .psdc extention usually for working across different platforms and especially Photoshop for the iPad. "Cloud" in this case refers to Adobe'...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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I'm moving this post to Photoshop for you. 

Which operating system?

Which version of Photoshop?

 

 

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

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Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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You first click the "on my computer" button for the standard open dialog. Then select a directory and open a file. When the file opens in Photoshop, you can close it and you should get the standard open dialog every time, unless you decide to click on the "Open Cloud Documents" button.

 

Now what are Cloud Documents for? You'll notice they are saved with the .psdc extention usually for working across different platforms and especially Photoshop for the iPad. "Cloud" in this case refers to Adobe's Servers. In fact whenever you hear the "Cloud" or "Cloud-based" buzzwords, it's short for "storing your stuff on someone else's computers." You'll know you are working with a Cloud document because it has a cloud icon in the document tab before the file name. You can only use psdc for the Cloud, not any other file format.

 

If you ever get Photoshop's iPad edition, that's where you will transfer work between your Desktop Photoshop and iPad Photoshop.

 

Only Photoshop CC 2020 has this Cloud feature so it's a safe guess that's the version you are using.

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Explorer ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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And if nothing shows to choose from? How can I get around that window when – as in my case – nothing to chose from is showing? I am just stuck there trying to open, save/save as a document…

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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Also when you save a document for the first time, you will see this dialog:

 

If you want your computer to be the default, checkmark "Don't Show Again" and click the "Save on your Computer" button, so you don't keep getting that screen.

 

cloud save.png

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2020 Apr 10, 2020

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but why when i save it automaticly save at cloud??? How to change this setting... when i "save as" the photoshop dont popup this screen.. please help

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2020 Aug 30, 2020

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i have same problem

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 30, 2020 Aug 30, 2020

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Look for the "On your computer" button in the Cloud dialog box. Click on it.

Then when you save a file, the regular Save dialog will come up and stay there until you click the "Cloud Document" button.

Screen Shot 2020-08-30 at 3.25.17 PM.png

 

 

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New Here ,
Sep 12, 2020 Sep 12, 2020

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no pop up or option to save "on my computer" what so ever

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 12, 2020 Sep 12, 2020

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Supply a screenshot of the Save dialog you are seeing.

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New Here ,
Nov 04, 2020 Nov 04, 2020

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i have same problem 

no pop up or option to save "on my computer" what so ever

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New Here ,
May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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pls i have same problem too

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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And the answer is the same. You need to Save As, not Save. Then the option will come up.

 

"Save" is blind and dumb. It just saves back to wherever the file came from. "Save As" is smart. It asks you where.

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New Here ,
Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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Don't have that option, photoshop defaults to save on the cloud, therefore when I use keyboard shortcuts it's automatically saving to the cloud and not my laptop.  I'm often in the field and offline unless we can resolve this issue or use an older version such as photoshop 2019 which worked very well.  We have been using photoshop since version 2.5... we're looking for new alternatives, any thoughts? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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"Save" will automatically save back to the location the file came from, whatever that is.

 

You need to "Save As", and at bottom left of the dialog you have the option to save locally or cloud. There's also a  "don't show again"-option if that's what you want.

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New Here ,
Oct 29, 2021 Oct 29, 2021

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No. It doesn't! There's a "Save to cloud documents" box but it's grayed out. There is no option to saveas locally.

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Explorer ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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And what if this window does not show up, or better, it's contents? All I get is a spinning wheel icon… No way to open or save or save as a document as of this morning. I use PS a LOT, and this is VERRRY annoying! You hear me, Adobe?

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New Here ,
Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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I decided to copy the folder "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe" from another pc to the one that had the problem. The problem started after using the command ctrl+shift+alt and opening the program (as I recall).

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New Here ,
Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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Fixing the text: "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\"

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