Windows 10: OneDrive vs SkyDrive Solved

  1.    17 Dec 2017 #1

    OneDrive vs SkyDrive


    Anyone have any idea why I can't access this pdf file, that is on my OneDrive, from any device?
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       17 Dec 2017 #2

    I have the same problem with some files I have on one computer that I cannot see on another computer, I have right clicked on my one-drive folder in file explorer and selected settings and all the option but still cannot see some files.

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  3.    18 Dec 2017 #3

    I just "shared" a file from my phone to OneDrive. When I went to my laptop OneDrive tree the files I shared were not there. But when I went to my Tower, where OneDrive tree, which is labeled "Skydrive", the files I shared were there.

    It is now clear that it's my laptop that isn't getting OneDrive files that are getting to my Tower.

    The only way I can get files I share to OneDrive, when I'm on my laptop, is open OneDrive online.

    I just can't understand why this is happening, and I've tried to, literally, for years!
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  4.    18 Dec 2017 #4

    You got everything selected in OneDrive Settings > Account tab > "Choose folders" I suppose?

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    Perhaps you could try unlinking OneDrive on your tower, rename SkyDrive directory to OneDrive and then run OneDrive setup again just in case it really does require the new name. The method is described here Move the OneDrive Folder - Microsoft Community

    You could also have a look at %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\logs\Personal\SyncDiagnostics.log and see if has the word "Error" anywhere but I've had more luck disconnecting and reconnecting when I had SkyDrive errors in the past.
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  5.    19 Dec 2017 #5

    lx07 said: View Post
    You got everything selected in OneDrive Settings > Account tab > "Choose folders" I suppose?
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    Thanks for your response.
    I've checked "Settings" in the cloud version of my OneDrive and right clicked the "OneDrive" folder on my laptop's Tree and I do not see an "Accounts" tab.

    Perhaps you could try unlinking OneDrive on your tower, rename SkyDrive directory to OneDrive and then run OneDrive setup again just in case it really does require the new name. The method is described here Move the OneDrive Folder - Microsoft Community
    Thanks for that link, but I got a "can't be reached" error so I searched this forum and got several applicable finds.
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  6.    19 Dec 2017 #6

    mikecox said: View Post
    I've checked "Settings" in the cloud version of my OneDrive and right clicked the "OneDrive" folder on my laptop's Tree and I do not see an "Accounts" tab..
    You need to right click on the OneDrive icon on the right hand side of the taskbar on your PC and select settings

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    Then you'll see a box pop up - select the "Accounts" tab and pick "Choose folders".

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    Unlinking and reconnecting is probably the solution though - just worth checking that you are syncing everything first.

    Best of luck!
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  7.    19 Dec 2017 #7

    lx07 said: View Post
    You need to right click on the OneDrive icon on the right hand side of the taskbar on your PC and select settings
    Ok, thanks, making progress (-:

    There is no OneDrive icon in my laptop's system tray, and I checked to see if it was hidden. I do have a OneDrive icon on my Tower, which is probably why the files on OneDrive appear in the OneDrive folder on my Tower.

    So, it appears that the solution is getting the icon on my laptop. I don't recall consciously doing that on my Tower, so how did it get there?
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  •    19 Dec 2017 #8

    Ok, problem solved.

    I got this https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/...07093b2e5a8772 link from OneDrive support.

    What to display didn't work because the OneDrive Icon wasn't listed, so I typed OneDrive in the Search field, clicked the OneDrive find and the Settings menu appeared. I selected the files I wanted access to and clicked ok. At that point, the OneDrive Icon appeared in the System Tray.

    Thanks for the help, greatly appreciated.
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  •    19 Dec 2017 #9

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