Remove iCloud from default save location in Mountain Lion [Tips]

If you have recently upgraded your Mac to OS X Mountain Lion, you may have noticed the push by Apple for you to use iCloud. This extends into document saving, where the default location to save a document from many applications is iCloud. Well if you don’t want to save to the cloud, then you can always alter the save location, but now there is a way to change this default location.

Firstly, open up the Terminal from your Utilities folder inside the Applications folder. When the Terminal launches, pasts this following command in:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false

You can then hit the enter key and quit the terminal.

If you now go to any iCloud enabled app, the default saving location will be on your Mac, not in the cloud.

To revert this command and have iCloud as your default save location, simply paste the below command into the Terminal.

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool true

Source: Macworld hints

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