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  1.    03 Sep 2015 #1

    What the heck is wrong with Microsoft, are they serious?


    Can anyone actually read these instructions and not be confused, has to be about the biggest pile of garbage I have seen written in my entire life, I am a well educated man and this just comes off as insanely difficult to understand.

    Microsoft...please hire some professional document writers that can write sensible instructions.

    horrid instructions link: https://support.office.com/en-ca/art...9-ee3f9bfc1504

    TC
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  2.    03 Sep 2015 #2
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    I used to have trouble with "English Majors" when I worked at NASA/Goddard as a Telemetry Engineer for the Apollo tracking stations. We would write tech instructions/PM Procedures, etc., exactly as it need to be followed, and the documentation writers would "grammatically correct" our instructions and it would be wrong. We would have to "fight" them to get it printed the way it was supposed to be.
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  3.    03 Sep 2015 #3
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    When someone shares a folder and gives you edit permissions to it, add the shared folder to your own OneDrive to make it easier to edit and work with the folder and its contents. If you sync the folder to your Windows or Mac computers running the OneDrive app, you can work with the folder offline.
    That's pretty bad. Here is a rewrite

    The OneDrive app makes it easier to manage shared folders and edit their contents. You can work with shared folders while offline by syncing the folder to your computer using the OneDrive app. It works for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
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  4.    03 Sep 2015 #4
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    Come on, why would they have someone else re write what they paid experts to do

    Instructions are clear and simple to me
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  5.    03 Sep 2015 #5
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    It is a great feature. You can get 2x the amount (or more depending how many accounts you set up) of free storage.

    I have 2 MS accounts with 30GB free on each so now I can now sync 60GB through OneDrive just by sharing folders in one account with the other.

    That probably isn't very clear either though...
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  6.    03 Sep 2015 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    Come on, why would they have someone else re write what they paid experts to do

    Instructions are clear and simple to me

    Thats because you and people like Brink are computer prodigies , "beings" from another planet that can do anything (especially brink , he's mind boggling, cannot be human) .

    I am a bottom feeder as far as computer stuff is concerned , it takes me a good 20 minutes to outwit the log in screen .
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  7.    03 Sep 2015 #7
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    Log in screen ?

    Is this your PC ?

    Wy are you using a log in screen ?

    Unless you`re purely joking
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  8.    03 Sep 2015 #8

    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post


    Log in screen ?

    Is this your PC ?

    Wy are you using a log in screen ?

    Unless you`re purely joking

    Well i am joking (not about you and brink) but as far as myself is concerned it's not far from the truth lol. So, no log in screen needed , will research that , thank you my friend.

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  9.    03 Sep 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    It is a great feature. You can get 2x the amount (or more depending how many accounts you set up) of free storage.

    I have 2 MS accounts with 30GB free on each so now I can now sync 60GB through OneDrive just by sharing folders in one account with the other.

    That probably isn't very clear either though...
    Thought it had to be when "someone" shared the folder, but I guess that applies. You are someone, and in this instance, someone = your self.
    Rather, it's shared folders and permissions, like you demonstrated. Thx for the info btw.
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  10.    03 Sep 2015 #10
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    The instructions are clear and easy to understand, even someone as absentminded than me, a non-native English speaker can get it by reading the instructions once. The only fault I found is that whoever has written that document has not used a line break before the screenshots thus making the document visually quite messy.

    In the screenshot the red arrows mark the spots where a line break needs to be added:

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    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    It is a great feature. You can get 2x the amount (or more depending how many accounts you set up) of free storage.

    I have 2 MS accounts with 30GB free on each so now I can now sync 60GB through OneDrive just by sharing folders in one account with the other.

    That probably isn't very clear either though...
    That's not how it works. This new feature does not give you a single KB extra storage.

    Let's say that you have created one root folder on both of your OneDrives, we call them OD1 and OD2. You store everything on both OD1 and OD2 under the single root folder, and then share this root folder on both OneDrives.

    OD1 has 20GB files, OD2 15GB, so now OD1 can see and use its own 20GB and the 15GB of shared files from OD2, a total of 35GB. OD2 can see the same 35GB, its own 15GB and 20GB from OD1. You can now add 10GB content to OD1 until it is full (30GB), and you can add 15GB content to OD2 until it, too is full (30GB).

    If you, using OD1, add content to the folder OD2 has shared, it will decrease the OD2's remaining quota. However you think of it, whatever you do, you still have only 60GB (2*30GB) OneDrive storage, not 120GB.

    Kari
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