Windows 10: Is One Drive Bad for Win 10?

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  1.    11 Mar 2017 #1

    Is One Drive Bad for Win 10?

    I keep seeing tutorials on how to remove One Drive from win 10. Is One Drive that bad? Does it drag system resources too much?
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  2.    11 Mar 2017 #2

    yahanna said: View Post
    I keep seeing tutorials on how to remove One Drive from win 10. Is One Drive that bad? Does it drag system resources too much?
    - it's a pretty heavy Startup item,
    - many users don't care for cloud storage,
    - many users have issues with limited space...

    the list could go on...
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  3.    11 Mar 2017 #3

    What I do is, disable it's auto startup in the Onedrive options or Task Manager\Startup tab and then enable it from Start Menu only when I want to sync files.
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  4.    11 Mar 2017 #4

    I use it and leave it at its defaults. One forum I go to has such a small file size restriction on uploads its basically impossible to upload a picture. I just put the picture in my one drive folder and post a link to it. I can share other files with other users the same way too.
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  5.    11 Mar 2017 #5

    I disabled auto-start for OneDrive and went into the Task Scheduler and created tasks that delayed starting OneDrive and Google Drive startup for 30 seconds after I log in. That allows my PC to get everything else started a little more quickly while still allowing me to use cloud storage. Even though the 5 GB allowance is small, I still use OneDrive to store my school documents for my current term so I can still access them from any internet-equipped PC without having to carry around a USB drive. I find it pretty convenient to keep around.
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       11 Mar 2017 #6

    I disable it, I don`t need it.

    As far as it being bad, I wouldn`t think so.
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  7.    11 Mar 2017 #7

    I use it, no problems.
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  8.    12 Mar 2017 #8

    So which is better and which sucks less minimum resources, One Drive or Google's Drive?
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  9.    12 Mar 2017 #9

    Neither consume resources really unless you are uploading files. I use both Dropbox and onedrive.
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  10.    13 Mar 2017 #10

    yahanna said: View Post
    I keep seeing tutorials on how to remove One Drive from win 10. Is One Drive that bad? Does it drag system resources too much?
    Nope, there's nothing bad about OneDrive (aside from its annoyung and stupid habit of re-creating its "Email Attachments" folder, which it acquired recently).

    OneDrive is extremely useful and efficent if you need it. If you don't need it, then you might see it as an annoyance (since it is always visible in File Manager for example).

    So, if you don't need it, you might want to remove it. This why you see all those tutorials. That aforementioned issue with "Email Attachments" folder might be the reason we see a surge in people's desire to remove it.
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