In this short guide, we will see the steps to fix Upload blocked, Sign in to save this file, or Save a copy error when your create & save Word, Excel, PowerPoint files to OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or SharePoint account then this post will help you resolve the issue. Usually, when the problem occurs, the users are alerted immediately so that he can take the necessary action to fix the problem and resume the upload quickly.
Upload blocked, Sign into save this file, or Save a copy error in OneDrive
When working with Office Desktop apps like Microsoft Office Word/Excel/PowerPoint and others, we can create and save the files to our own OneDrive or other connected services like OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, etc.
When you get an error message saying ‘Upload blocked’, ‘Sign in to save this file’, or ‘Save a copy’, you’ll need to remove and reconnect to OneDrive. Here’s how:
- Access File menu
- Remove Service for OneDrive under ‘Connected Services’
- Reconnect to OneDrive.
Let’ cover the steps in a bit detail now.
1] Access File Menu
In the Office app you’re using (such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint), choose the ‘File’ tab from the Ribbon menu.
From the list of options displayed, select ‘Account’ option visible at the bottom.
2] Remove Service for OneDrive under ‘Connected Services’
From the Account screen that appears on your computer screen, scroll down to ‘I hopeConnected Services’ section.
Under Connected Services, click ‘Remove service’ for the OneDrive you want to disconnect from.
The service will be removed.
3] Reconnect to OneDrive
Once it’s removed, you’ll need to reconnect to OneDrive.
For this, hit the ‘Add a service’ button, then hover over ‘Storage’ option and choose ‘OneDrive’ as shown in the screenshot above.
After that, simply enter your Microsoft Account details to sign in to OneDrive.
Once you are done with the above steps, restart the Office app, and you should now be able to create and save documents to OneDrive.
If the same issue continues to persist, we recommend you to check for updates.
For this, go to File > Account > Office Updates > Updates Options and choose the ‘Update Now’ option.
Hope this helped you resolve the issue.