Windows 10: OneDrive offline storage? Solved

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  1.    03 Feb 2016 #1

    OneDrive offline storage?

    I had my systems set up to store a copy of the stuff I had on OneDrive on the local PC's under Windows 8.1. Since I upgrade to W10 that option has disappeared? Am I missing something? I have Googled and Binged and can't find anything specific to W10 and the W8 explanation ain't there no more in W10! Help set me straight please. I really liked the ability to access my OneDrive Stuff if/when the internet is down. Is there another way to force OneDrive to store a copy on the local PC?
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       03 Feb 2016 #2

    Have you looked at the top portion of the Start>AllApps at all? I found it immediately with a fast look here since the present copy of 10 on the main(have a secondary as well) build was the Threshold 2 November 11th Update to the Windows Insider Preview 10586 build essentially being the exact same only the TH2 went out as the general update.

    If you had somehow not seen that come about with the upgrade a repair install or now better a totally fresh clean install would be optional but not necessary while you would now lose out on the Free 15gb storage for the reduction to 5gb MS put into effect on Monday Feb. 1st!
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  3.    03 Feb 2016 #3

    ?? I just looked at the top of All Apps and there is nothing there concerning OneDrive. I'd attach a screen shot except the Snipping Tool can't capture the Start Button All Apps display. I have recently done a fresh install of W10 v1511 on several machines. After the install OneDrive says it's being updated to the latest version. But... I still can't figure out how to force OneDrive to store stuff locally.
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       03 Feb 2016 #4

    Here I have a second screen capture program by the same name that I take snippings from like the Start 10 menu in use here where you can see the OneDrive icon above the first numbered or begins with the letter "A" programs in the main menu itself. You look abover all there to where pinned items go.

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  5.    03 Feb 2016 #5

    Yeah, I can find OneDrive in the Start>All Apps display. Although, my All Apps display does not look like yours! I don't have the Download....items on the right side. Some setting in W10 I can change? Also, what Snipping Tool doe you use to get the W10 Start display?

    Back to my original question which remains unanswered - How the heck do I make OneDrive store it's stuff on a local computer??
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  6.    03 Feb 2016 #6

    Is this any help?

    To store your onedrive content local, right click the onedrive icon in your toolbar and select settings

    This is where you specify what is local

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    and if you want to default to saving here, go to this tab and select the options

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  7.    03 Feb 2016 #7

    Yeah, I understand all that. used to be possible (W8.1) to tell OneDrive to keep a copy of all the stuff on the cloud also stored on the local PC.
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  8.    03 Feb 2016 #8

    Ken429 said: View Post
    Yeah, I understand all that. used to be possible (W8.1) to tell OneDrive to keep a copy of all the stuff on the cloud also stored on the local PC.
    If you understand all that what's the problem?

    The first image I showed is the option to keep a copy of your Onedrive files locally on the PC
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  9.    03 Feb 2016 #9

    Ok, I think I understand - I'm slow in my old age. But...where is OneDrive storing the cloud stuff on the local PC. It used to be simple - A OneDrive folder in the Documents folder, I believe with an option to change the location if you wanted - get it off the boot drive.

    This is what I used to do:
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  10.    03 Feb 2016 #10

    Perhaps you are thinking of placehoders? In Windows 8 these were stubs of all files and folders that exist in the cloud and you could right click on them individually and select "Make available offline" to download the actual file onto your PC (there were a couple of other places you could do this also).

    Apparently Microsoft thought they were confusing and dropped them in Windows 10. Now you select what folders you want to download as @paulsalter said and on your PC you see them if they are downloaded and see nothing if they aren't. You don't have the placeholder indicating something is on the cloud but not on your PC.

    As before by default the OneDrive folder is in C:\Users\<your name>\Onedrive but you can change the location if you want when you set up OneDrive.
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