Twice since I upgraded to W8.1 skydrive has unilaterally decided to make all my files available online only. I often work away from an internet connection so this is a disaster. How can I permanently set up Windows so files are always available offline and the system can never change that setting?
A related question is how can I force office 2013 to never look on the cloud for files I open from the skydrive folder? It is unbelievably slow if I open large documents when on a very slow connection and I have serious problems if I turn off my internet before opening a file with read-only messages etc. I usually end up with corrupt files or two copies of a file on the HDD.
What I really want is to go back to basics and have the computer work as if it is on its own with all data on the HDD and only use skydrive so I can sync changes I make on my desktop HDD to my laptop HDD automatically, but to never open documents in the cloud directly.