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Default location saving excel files, not a temp folder

New Contributor


I noticed that when exporting a workflow/cubeview to excel the default save location of that file is C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\Temp\OneStream. The local IT group policy is to empty that folder upon rebooting the computer.

This path is not setup in my own/local excel options.

Is there a way to change this folder location to for example 'downloads'? 


Contributor II

Hi Rutger,

To be honest, I do not think it is a OneStream setting but more a windows setting on your own laptop.

The Temporary Files in Windows are typically found located in two locations:

  • %systemdrive%\Windows\Temp
  • %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp

The Temporary files created by the Windows operating system are usually stored in the %system%\Windows\Temp folder, whereas the ones created by the User when running any software is stored in his user profile at %userprofiles%\AppData\Local\.

I do not think it would be possible as it also opens the file at the same time. So it takes the temporary folder on your windows. I do not think there is an option to change the default path for exporting cubeviews.
Hope it helps,

Source :

I always do a save as once the download from OS is done.