1.    13 Oct 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    Posts : 5
    windows 10

    Backup files to OneDrive without syncing


    Hello
    I want to back up my music collection from my D-drive.
    I have copied (drag & drop) my files from D: to OneD – that was easy, intuitive and straight forward.
    However
    OneDrive is now trying synchronise my newly copied files back with my PC. It is not syncing with the original location (D-drive) it has now created extra directories in my C-drive (C:\users\myname\onedrive). In other words, it has created a third copy of my files.

    Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong.

    I have searched on this forum and elsewhere, without luck.

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    14 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,458
    Windows 10 IoT

    Not exactly sure what your doing but you can turn sync off. Right click the One Drive Icon in the Notifications area, then select settings. Then click chose folders. Then either turn sync off at the top, or exclude a folder from syncing.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    14 Oct 2017 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    Posts : 5
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Not exactly sure what your doing.
    I'm trying to backup some music files and doing it all wrong.

    Hello Alphanumeric
    I do thank you for responding and trying to help.
    I previously thought clicking on “OneDrive” in the left-hand pane in File Explorer would open up OneDrive on the server. I hadn’t realised to right-click on “View online”.
    The solution does seem so obvious now.
    I will mark this as answered.
    BTW, like your screenname.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    14 Oct 2017 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,458
    Windows 10 IoT

    Thanks, I use the same username on 8 and 7 forums. Keep in mind that OneDrive has limited storage, unless you bought more. I only get 5 gig with my personal OneDrive. Not near enough to upload my music collection. I get 1TB with my MVP Office 365 subscription but its a bit of a pain using it. It shows up as a separate OneDrive account. Its a business one drive account. Thus I have two icons in the notifications area, one for each account. The device I really want to use it with, my XBOX One, can't see it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    17 Oct 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 673

    Making routine backups onto local external media is a great way to have backups of your online backups.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Onedrive Files on Demand Syncing erroneously
Today, I noticed onedrive had redownloaded some files even though Files on Demand was set. I used "clear space" to remove local copies, but it immediately resynced files. Odd thing was it was only some folders or files (even only some of same...
Backup and Restore
OneDrive shows files syncing but nothing is actually being downloaded
I started using OneDrive as my primary cloud storage about 9 months ago. I had everything on an external hard drive and got ~308 GB of data uploaded over the course of a few months. The external hard drive I was using as my local drive started to...
General Support
Solved OneDrive Syncing!
Hi everyone, I have accidentally permanently deleted my one drive folder on my laptop, thankfully my one drive syncing client was closed. How do I securely get my files back on my laptop, without messing up my one drive cloud. Please reply ASAP! ...
Network and Sharing
recommendations for cloud backup and syncing -- OneDrive?
I just got Windows 10. I've been using the cloud backup/folder syncing service Jungle Disk on Windows 7 for a while. I'm not very happy with Jungle Disk... no end of bugs and problems. Because Microsoft is pushing OneDrive so hard with Windows 10, I...
Backup and Restore
How to copy files from PC to OneDrive with no syncing enabled
Hello, Windows 10 OneDrive seems to only want to operate as your primary file storage repository with your PC being a potential backup for OneDrive. I do not want to use it in that manner. How do I use OneDrive to simply copy selected files and...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:10.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums