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    How do I easily sync Onedrive files after Windows 10 upgrade?

    I just upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday and now I have a serious problem with Onedrive. All of my save files for programs like Quickbooks are stored on Onedrive. Further, photos and other files that I use for my real estate business are stored on Onedrive. Many files can go as far as 15 folders deep.

    Now that smart files are gone, I have no access to all of my folders in Onedrive, which means that I can no longer easily drag and drop files that I need saved on onedrive. Nor can I access my files if I need to send a file as an attachment in an email, or open up a company in Quickbooks.

    Basically, the onedrive client is completely useless. Is there an alternative? What do I do? My files are way larger than my local HD space
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    Have no clue as to what smart files are, you should have access to your One Drive files none the less, as far as sharing goes, go to One Drive settings and set up sharing as needed.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18963

    Hello Voodoo, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    You can use the tutorial below to set OneDrive to sync with All files and folders on my OneDrive. Afterwards, you should be able access anything on your OneDrive in your OneDrive folder in File Explorer.
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    Allow me to further explain my problem:

    1. Total Onedrive file sizes far exceed my local HD space..... Cant sync all.
    2. My files are 10 to 20 folders deep. and I have thousands of files within hundreds of folders, it is impractical to choose individual files to sync.

    Before, with smart files, I used to be able to "see" ALL my folders and drag and drop files and access them when I needed, since everything was "ONLINE ONLY" the files would download when I needed them locally
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  5.    #5

    ok, Quickbooks, wont even open in Windows 10 now
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    Brink said: View Post
    I'm screwed. This is a nightmare is there anyway to revert back to windows 8? System restore?
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    Old way:
    Step 1: Open file explorer locate file and open
    Step 2: modify file
    Step 3: Save the file

    New Way:
    Step 1: Open browser, navigate to
    Step 2: locate the file
    Step 3: download the file
    Step 4: open and modify the file
    Step 5: Go back to
    Step 6: re-upload the file
    Step 7: find and delete the downloaded file

    Am I the only person who see's anything wrong with this?
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    Voodoo8648 said: View Post
    Am I the only person who see's anything wrong with this?
    Nope, you aren't the only one Sadly it looks like there isn't a solution (yet)
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18963

    The only other option that I know of is to have a larger drive to be able to sync them all.
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