1.    16 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Build 1703

    How does One Drive work when there is no connecton to a network


    I just finished setting up several Word 2016 custom templates on One Drive and the work fine. What surprised me was that if I am not connected to a network those templates still work. Also some files I put on One Drive are there also. How can that be? Perhaps One Drive is not purely a cloud storage thing.

    Thank you.
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  2.    16 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    No, OneDrive may be set up to mirror (sync with) a drive on your hard disk. If you are not connected, the files will wait until you reconnect then upload them to the OneDrive cloud storage.
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  3.    16 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Thank you very much. That pretty well explains what is happening here.
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  4.    16 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Yeah, that is how the cloud storage works by default.

    You create a copy on your computer, and it syncs it to the cloud. Now, the file is technically in both places. So, if you update the file from the web interface, the next time your computer connects to oneDrive, it would update the local copy on your computer.

    So, you have the benefit of having your files in 2 different places.
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  5.    17 May 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    You can configure OneDrive to set which folders are synced with your PC. For example, I have a movies OneDrive folder which I choose not to sync with my laptop to save storage space on the laptop.
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  6.    17 May 2017 #6
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    Thank you. That seems like a good idea!
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