1.    02 Jul 2017 #1
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    I'm new here and I don't understand this One Drive. I thought I transferred photos from my phone to One Drive but when I go to open them I'm told it's empty. Can I somehow distance myself from One Drive and get rid of it? Also when I transfer photos why do they go into this giant blue box, in the start menu it is "Photos" with something like 2 white clouds. Why don't all my photos go into "my photos" folder like they did with every other operating system I've had going back to Windows 98.
    I hate Windows 10, I've never been able to figure anything out, it's too complicated, I wish I never would have gotten the upgrade last July.
    I also got updates in May, once the laptop came back on it had something about Outlook, I hate outlook, I only used it as a spare but now I must keep it along with Windows Live Mail which I prefer, but the both accounts get all the mail every day so I must keep up with 2 email accts that I did not ask for. Is there a way around it. Is there any way I can undo the updates I got?
    Sorry this is so long but I am really frustrated with win 10. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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  2.    02 Jul 2017 #2
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    Hi Larerbeam125 and welcome to the forum. You do not have to use OneDrive. I don't I uninstalled it which can be done in settings/apps. I just keep my images in The Pictures Library. I do not have a camera . You can place your photos anywhere you want to. Good luck with Windows 10.
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  3.    02 Jul 2017 #3
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  4.    02 Jul 2017 #4
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    The best bet and what I use is to use Google backup get the app tell it what folders and it backs up all on its own and as soon as you add new photos it backs them up its free and unlimited I backed up 75000 App downloads - Google Photos
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  5.    02 Jul 2017 #5
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    Wow thank you all for the speedy reply. Any suggestions on Outlook? No need to answer that now, let me get rid of One Drive first. again thank you
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  6.    02 Jul 2017 #6
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    I got Google backup ran it and got a msg it could not back up One Drive, so how do I get what is in One Drive into another folder?
    Also in settings there is nothing listed as One Drive so how do I get rid of it? That's all for now, I'm quitting this for the rest of the evening, I've had it.
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  7.    03 Jul 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam125 View Post
    I'm new here and I don't understand this One Drive. I thought I transferred photos from my phone to One Drive but when I go to open them I'm told it's empty.
    Are you using the same OneDrive account? I also use OneDrive on my Android phone and I have it automatically sync my camera roll to OneDrive. It is set on my phone to only upload when I am on Wifi. This way, everytime I take a picture on my cell phone, with no input from me, my pictures are also safely stored on OneDrive. Therefore, if I lose my phone, or the phone takes a dump, all of my pictures are in a second location.

    I log into Onedrive from the web browser, use the same account that is set up on my phone, and my pictures are all under Photos.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam125 View Post
    Can I somehow distance myself from One Drive and get rid of it? Also when I transfer photos why do they go into this giant blue box, in the start menu it is "Photos" with something like 2 white clouds. Why don't all my photos go into "my photos" folder like they did with every other operating system I've had going back to Windows 98.
    The 2 white clouds are OneDrive. The reason things aren't the same as they were in Windows 98, was because back in the old days people stored their files locally. Then, they neglected to take regular backups. One day, they turned on their computer, and the hard drive had failed. They had lost their files. Their documents, their music, their pictures, their bookmarks, etc.

    Technology came around, and now we have the ability to not only have our files on our devices that we can access without the Internet, but we can also have a copy of them stored in the cloud. So, if your computer doesn't boot, or your cell phone is lost, or your house burns down, you don't lose your files. And if you are traveling and visiting family, and you have access to their computer and you want to show them something, you can access your files from a web browser while in a remote location.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam125 View Post
    I hate Windows 10, I've never been able to figure anything out, it's too complicated, I wish I never would have gotten the upgrade last July.
    What OS were you coming from? Was it Windows 7? I assume that since WIndows 8, windows 8.1 and 10 aren't that much different.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam125 View Post
    I also got updates in May, once the laptop came back on it had something about Outlook, I hate outlook, I only used it as a spare but now I must keep it along with Windows Live Mail which I prefer, but the both accounts get all the mail every day so I must keep up with 2 email accts that I did not ask for. Is there a way around it. Is there any way I can undo the updates I got?
    So you have 2 applications on your machine, and both are checking the same email account? There is no real reason that you need to use the Windows default mail application if Windows Live mail is setup and working as you want. Set the default app to be the one you use (start, default programs).


    Hope some of this helps.
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  8.    03 Jul 2017 #8
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    Thank you so much for all this information, it helps but I've been dealing with yet another problem. For the past 2 hrs I've been trying to get the 32GB SD card in my phone to be recognized on the laptop, no luck, everything is on it. It worked before but lately I get a msg there is an error with it and needs to be scanned I go for the scan but then it tells me to insert a disk into the USB port, so again for now I quit, I will work on One Drive tomorrow as it's getting to me, I wish I was a lot smarter with computers, but thank you for the info, will keep u updated.
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  9.    04 Jul 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam125 View Post
    Thank you so much for all this information, it helps but I've been dealing with yet another problem. For the past 2 hrs I've been trying to get the 32GB SD card in my phone to be recognized on the laptop, no luck, everything is on it. It worked before but lately I get a msg there is an error with it and needs to be scanned I go for the scan but then it tells me to insert a disk into the USB port, so again for now I quit, I will work on One Drive tomorrow as it's getting to me, I wish I was a lot smarter with computers, but thank you for the info, will keep u updated.
    Are you connecting the phone to the computer with a USB cable. If you are and your computer has a card reader try removing the memory card from the camera and insert it into the card reader.
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  10.    04 Jul 2017 #10
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    Yes I have an adapter that u plug this tiny little thing in it then plug it into the laptop, but lately it is never recognized, I tried cleaning it, nothing works.
    I had Windows 7 previously, someone above asked that. I also think I do have 2 One Drive accts. Many months ago I was on the phone with Microsoft I can't remember why but they created a 2nd account to get around the problem I was having, if I do a reset will I lose everything, pictures, downloads, documents, I just tried backing up to a USB drive and I got this event viewer box which I totally do not understandClick image for larger version. 

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    Maybe someone can explain it to me.
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