Windows 10: OneDrive help please
ddiehl: "So now I'm going to move the files from C:\Users\Your_Username\Music folder to C:\Users\Your_Username\OneDrive\Music"
You need to understand that that the C:User folders are separate from the corresponding Onedrive folders. Say, you only want certain pics to share with another computer or user, you need to select those only and COPY them to the Onedrive Pictures folder, so you end up with these files in BOTH folders. If you want ALL your music, in the future, to be in the Onedrive Music folder only (presuming this is what you want, by moving vs copying the C:Music folder contents) and synced to Onedrive for backup or to sync to another device, you need to change the default save location too so that any future saved music does not have to be manually moved/copied from your This PC/Music folder to the Onedrive/Music folder, especially if you are the only user. Here's how -
R-click the This PC\Music folder where you prev had all your music. Click Properties/Location tab. Now, change the location from C:\Users\Username\Music to C:\Users\Username\Onedrive\Music. From now on, ALL your music will be auto directed to Onedrive Music vs This PC Music which will remain empty after you've done the file move you propose. You need to do this for EACH This PC folder that you want to be COMPLETELY and ONLY in the corresponding Onedrive folder vs both locations. Good Luck
Kudos to you for willingness to help your fellow Windows 10 users.
That being said, the whole idea of this site is to learn together. An OP (original poster) posts about an issue, fellow members will suggest various solutions or workarounds, OP marks the thread solved when issue is fixed, and in best case scenario also posts telling how and using which suggested solution the issue was fixed.
This helps not only our existing 85,000+ members but also the millions of guest users we have possibly fighting with similar issues, whereas a member getting help from another member in a private message or email only helps this one OP, causing other members to post about similar / same issue over and over again.
For this reason, our forums being for general help and learning together instead of individual help from one member to another single member, I will usually completely ignore and never reply to private messages or emails from other members asking private help or assistance in a specific issue, or in those rare occasions I will reply my reply is always short asking that member to post his / her issue on forums and then send me the link to this thread. I will then reply in that thread instead of a private message or an email. In case my suggestion works, it benefits all members and guests here alike instead of just one single member. If not, it gives other members an opportunity to jump in with their ideas.
Of course I admit I might not be as smart with computers than you, but as we say in Finnish "Even a blind hen can sometimes find a grain" meaning that even I sometimes (accidentally!) manage to suggest a solution to an issue that really works. Doing it in public forums instead of private messaging might some day help another member.
This, of course, is just my opinion.
Last edited by Kari; 09 Jan 2017 at 09:31.
Reason: Incredible amount of typos!
purely in the interest of matching idioms across languages, the corresponding saying in the southern US is "even a blind squirrel can find a nut every now and then." I thought about PM'ing this ditty to you, but decided after the preceding thread that sharing with the community could also help with those who don't speak English of this particular kind might also benefit. Especially if they see any blind squirrels...
Most difficult thing in using a foreign language is to translate jokes, anecdotes, idioms and sayings (not to mention crosswords...).
I'm always keen to better my English, each "native" idiom, a way to say something I learn helps!
@Kari that reply was specifically directed at @HippsieGypsie however I am willing to help anyone out, be it publicly or privately; that's why we have the message option. Not many people offer to sit down and talk to someone privately about their problems, many would just tell them to push off and fix it themselves.
P.S. I have an unsolved post, how do I mark it as solved with the iOS app? <aside>I'm using the iOS app to write this reply</aside>.
First, Hippsie is a senior member and a very advanced and knowledgeable user who has taught me and other members a lot.
Second, you are totally, profoundly missing my point. You are also misunderstanding the purpose of the messaging system of these forums.
The idea of this site, or any other tech site is not to bring together one OP with an issue and another person who then privately, hidden from other users helps the OP to resolve his / her issue. For that we have phone and email and other channels. The messaging system is absolutely not intended for the purpose you think it is, it is not and has never been meant to be used in private troubleshooting and issue resolving hidden from public areas.
Quite the contrary, the idea is to bring together people needing assistance and those able to assist. Publicly. A resolved issue when resolved in general areas of these forums can and will benefit a number of other users whereas an issue resolved in private correspondence remains private and solution does not help any other users. I see offering private assistance using our messaging system as being against the most important principle of sites like this: resolving issues together.
Yes, I do that if and when I get a PM from another member here on Ten Forums asking private help. Instead of even thinking about replying to that PM with a possible fix or solution, I will ask him / her to start a new thread and post about the issue. Again, I repeat, to benefit other users, other members and guests alike.
I reveal you a secret: I am quite computer smart (using your words), too. Ask any friend of mine, real or virtual, and you'll find out I am constantly assisting them on Skype, Twitter direct messaging, phone, email and so on. But, for me to even suggest a forums friend / fellow member here that instead of posting about an issue just PM me and we do it privately would be (in my opinion) so clearly against every principle of being a member on a site like this, being part of the community, that I would never do it. Notice that it does not mean that I am not willing to help in those rare occasions I can.
Yes, several of our members have added me to Skype or know my phone and / or email and if they contact me outside these forums as sometimes happens, I will not deny my help if I feel I can assist. On several occasions I've found the issue so interesting that I have asked them to post about it here, that the issue and its possible solution would benefit other users, too. But here, all issues and all assistance is and should always be public.
In all threads started by you, on every page, there's this button at bottom of the page just above "Quick Reply":
Last edited by Kari; 09 Jan 2017 at 13:27.
Reason: Can't understand it, I seem to make 6 typos in every 3 words!
Thanks for your offer, but I decline for few reasons.
As Kari mentioned, I think this is a "we" community. Solutions are reached most times by many members that post, so therefore "we" all learn by it or at times reminded of the solution. I feel they should all be made public so even the non-member can learn as well.
I simply don't have time to answer PMs along with the many other threads I follow. If anyone PMs me I will suggest that the sender/user start a thread and I try to follow that thread.
Why with all the scamming and hacking going on, I definitely won't give out my email address to someone I don't know. That runs along the lines that "we are our best AV". I suggest not to solicit that way in threads here, because most will become suspicious. Not accusing that you did that on purpose, but because you are fairly new here it is suspicious none the less.
Welcome to the forum and enjoy your stay. I'm sure with your ambition you'll be a Guru in no time.
@Kari I see your point, communicating privately about a problem will isolate other members from the community that might be having the same problem. I apologise for my mistakes in understanding.
About Hippsie's comment about scammers and hacking, @HippsieGypsie I'll share a secret with you (from Tipsy to Hippsie) last month I suffered a rather scary malware attack that could have had resulted in disastrous consequences had I not acted quickly and used Hitman Pro to find and defeat the malware. I know what that type of thing feels like. I would never try to scam or hack anyone; I'm not that type of guy. But, if you don't want to give out your email address, that's 100% fine. I apologise to you, Hippsie.
Let's all help fight computer problems together, as a community, as one!
P.S. May I inform you that I am completely blind, so including images in replies or posts won't work as I won't be able to see the image.
A little late in posting, for I've been sick with the flu these past couple of days. Haven't been on much.
Apology accepted, but really no need to. We all had to learn the ropes.
I commend you for using and learning computers while being handicapped. In reading your posts thus far, it seems you are very knowledgeable with them for a young man your age. As I stated before; You'll be a guru here in no time. Keep up the good work!
Get well soon, Hippsie! Thanks for the kind words, not many people understand what it's like to have no eyesight and I'm often bullied and criticised
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