Windows 10: How to copy files from PC to OneDrive with no syncing enabled

  1.    16 Feb 2016 #1

    How to copy files from PC to OneDrive with no syncing enabled


    Hello,
    Windows 10 OneDrive seems to only want to operate as your primary file storage repository with your PC being a potential backup for OneDrive. I do not want to use it in that manner. How do I use OneDrive to simply copy selected files and folders from my PC to OneDrive without any Syncing enabled? If I deselect 'Sync files and folders' in OneDrive settings, it seems to disable the OneDrive link in File Explorer. Ideally I would like to have a backup setup to sync OneDrive with my PC so that OneDrive mirrors my PC...not the other way around. However, I would be happy with just figuring out how to copy files from PC to OneDrive using File Explorer.

    Your help is greatly appreciated.
    Best Regards,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 4,999
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       16 Feb 2016 #2

    Copy files to C:\Users\yourusername\OneDrive.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    17 Feb 2016 #3

    Thanks Ztruker.

    Does this mean there is no way to copy files using the OneDrive tree structure showing in File Explorer?
    Again, this is with syncing from Onedrive to PC disabled.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 4,999
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       17 Feb 2016 #4

    Yes, you use File Explorer. All I gave you was the path to the OneDrive folder on your hard drive.

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    If that's not what you mean please explain.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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