Windows 10: How does One Drive work when there is no connecton to a network Solved

  1.    16 May 2017 #1

    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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       16 May 2017 #2

    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

    Thank you very much. That pretty well explains what is happening here.
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  4.    16 May 2017 #4

    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

    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

    Thank you. That seems like a good idea!
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