Clue me in on OneDrive


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #1

    Clue me in on OneDrive


    Can someone help me understand what it going on with OneDrive?

    From what I can tell, all my "Documents" and "Pictures" are going to OneDrive, which immediately chews up all my space. I initially deleted a bunch of stuff thinking it was like a backup before realize the files did not reside anywhere on my PC. Thank goodness for Recycle Bin.

    I've tried to change the location of my Pictures folder from OneDrive to my PC, but it told me that "the folder cannot be moved". So now I'm copying everything from OneDrive to my C: drive, but my default folders will still point to OneDrive. Can anyone help figure out how to get things pointed to my PC?
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  2. Posts : 959
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #2

    Right-click the OneDrive icon in your Notification Area & click Settings. Click the Auto save tab; set Documents and Pictures to This PC only.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    Keith
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Jan 2016 at 20:00. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Seriously? There is no setting to use a hard disk folder, but instead they force you to use is and give you a tiny amount of space unless you want to pony up for more? Sometimes I think Microsoft is as bad as Apple.

    Oh well, thanks for the info. I'll take a look and decide if I think it's worth it or not.
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  4. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    KeithM said:
    Right-click the OneDrive icon in your Notification Area & click Settings. Click the Auto save tab; set Documents and Pictures to This PC only.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    Keith
    Ah, so there is an easy way to do it. Rant retracted. Thanks for the info. I was trying to do it form within properties in Windows Explorer.
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Jan 2016 at 20:00.
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