Windows 10: Backup to Onedrive

  1.    19 Jan 2017 #1

    Backup to Onedrive


    I guess I'm still not clear on how this works... I'm trying to backup everything I have in these folders on my PC to Onedrive, but I all seem to find is how I backup, or sync rather, what's in these folders on Onedrive to my PC. At the same time, Backup using file history apparently won't let me use Onedrive.

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  2.    20 Jan 2017 #2

    Discussion on using Onedrive for backup here:
    Using Unlimited OneDrive Space for Backups by Jason Young
    - note- its prime aim is to share files between devices. It's not intended as implemented as a primary backup solution.

    More discussion here:
    Use OneDrive as additional backup location - Super User

    Example of using Backup4all as the backup tool, treating Onedrive simply as cloud storage.
    How to backup to OneDrive using Backup4all

    How useful it may be as a backup destination obviously depends on the amount of storage you've been allocated, and your upload speed.

    There's useful material in Onedrive Help (right click the tray icon, Help)
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       20 Jan 2017 #3

    You have to copy the files you want to your OneDrive folders using either File Explorer on your PC or uploading the files using OneDrive in a web page.

    Files stored in the OneDrive cloud storage will be synched with the OneDrive folders on your PC (if selected). You will then have 3 copies of your files - the original file, a copy in OneDrive cloud storage and a local PC copy in your PC's OneDrive folder.
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