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  1.    03 Feb 2016 #1

    What is the OneDrive folder?


    I see a folder titled OneDrive in Windows Explorer and I'm not sure how it works exactly. Can someone explain?
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  2.    03 Feb 2016 #2
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    Hello Ashley,

    OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.com. When you save files to OneDrive, the files are automatically available to access or share from any device, even if something happens to your PC.

    We have several tutorials for OneDrive, but here are a few below to help learn more about it. Please give them a look through, and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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  3.    03 Feb 2016 #3
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    The main advantage of One Drive is that you can easily share files. But if you do not want or need to share files, I would not use it.
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  4.    03 Feb 2016 #4

    So if I place files there, they are actually uploaded to a cloud server?
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  5.    03 Feb 2016 #5
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    Correct.

    The files will be on your PC and on the cloud.
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  6.    03 Feb 2016 #6

    Great, thanks for the info!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Correct.

    The files will be on your PC and on the cloud.
    Last edited by AshleyQuick; 03 Feb 2016 at 19:08.
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  7.    03 Feb 2016 #7
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    I'm glad we could help.
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  8.    03 Feb 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyQuick View Post
    So if I place files there, they are actually uploaded to a cloud server?
    Just be aware that whatever is in the OneDrive folders is synced between the cloud and your PC. This means if you add or delete files from a OneDrive folder, say Pictures, they are removed from the OneDrive Cloud as well. So, it is not designed to save you PC space by off loading files to a cloud. You can share files on OneDrive cloud by signing in to onedrive.live.com and right clicking a file and'Share' to get a link to send someone. Enjoy your new found 'toy'.
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  9.    03 Feb 2016 #9

    Good to know, thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post

    Just be aware that whatever is in the OneDrive folders is synced between the cloud and your PC. This means if you add or delete files from a OneDrive folder, say Pictures, they are removed from the OneDrive Cloud as well. So, it is not designed to save you PC space by off loading files to a cloud. You can share files on OneDrive cloud by signing in to onedrive.live.com and right clicking a file and'Share' to get a link to send someone. Enjoy your new found 'toy'.
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  10.    03 Feb 2016 #10
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    This means if you add or delete files from a OneDrive folder, say Pictures, they are removed from the OneDrive Cloud as well
    Yes, good to know indeed, as I was unaware of this aspect of OneDrive.

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