Windows 10: Onedrive vs Skydrive with different folders

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  1.    19 Nov 2017 #1

    Onedrive vs Skydrive with different folders


    I can't figure out why my SkyDrive, as it used to be called, and my OneDrive have different names!

    When I started on my Desktop the Cloud drive was called SkyDrive. It's still labeled that way on my Desktop while on my Laptop it labeled OneDrive. I could live with that but I am not sure they contain the same data, although files I add from my laptop do seem to get to my SkyDrive, it just takes a long time.

    But the cloud Tree organization is different, with different Document folders. They should match, exactly!!

    How do I get them synced up with the same name?
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       19 Nov 2017 #2

    Skydrive was changed to "Onedrive". What you are seeing are folders, not the actual service in Windows.
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       19 Nov 2017 #3

    mikecox said: View Post
    I can't figure out why my SkyDrive, as it used to be called, and my OneDrive have different names!

    When I started on my Desktop the Cloud drive was called SkyDrive. It's still labeled that way on my Desktop while on my Laptop it labeled OneDrive. I could live with that but I am not sure they contain the same data, although files I add from my laptop do seem to get to my SkyDrive, it just takes a long time.

    But the cloud Tree organization is different, with different Document folders. They should match, exactly!!

    How do I get them synced up with the same name?
    Hi there, @mikecox.

    bro67 may be right in that your tower is dragging along an older user folder and structure with it through upgrades. (assuming here)

    Are they the same OSs and editions?

    Is OneDrive settings on both set identically?
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  4.    20 Nov 2017 #4

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Hi there, @mikecox.

    bro67 may be right in that your tower is dragging along an older user folder and structure with it through upgrades. (assuming here)
    If that's the case how do I clear out the old stuff?

    Are they the same OSs and editions?
    My Laptop is running v 1709 (OS Build 16299.64
    My Tower is running 1703 (OS Built 15063.726)
    When rean "checked for updates" I got "up to date"

    Is OneDrive settings on both set identically?
    As a rule, I have always accessed OneDrive from Explorer, because it was quicker and simpler than logging onto MSlive. Now that I've done that I can see that, of course, the organization and structure are the same, regardless which computer I'm on because I'm on the same site.

    So I've never made changes to the OneDrive settings. What would I change in order to get the Drives I see in Explorer to show the same structure and name?
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  5.    20 Nov 2017 #5

    bro67 said: View Post
    Skydrive was changed to "Onedrive". What you are seeing are folders, not the actual service in Windows.
    Thanks, I get it now, it came to me while replying to John DAH.

    I would just like to figure out how to get things sorted out in Explorer because I find it easier to work from there, though until I accomplish this I will go online.
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       20 Nov 2017 #6

    mikecox said: View Post
    If that's the case how do I clear out the old stuff?

    My Laptop is running v 1709 (OS Build 16299.64
    My Tower is running 1703 (OS Built 15063.726)
    When rean "checked for updates" I got "up to date"
    @mikecox

    That's odd that your tower's 1703 won't update to Fall Creators Update version 1709, for it was released on October 17. Don't know exactly when feature updates started to label folders OneDrive instead of SkyDrive, but all my folders in five 1709 OSs I have installed on 3 machines are all titled OneDrive just as your laptop is. If I'm correct with my hunch, then this may be your problem.

    Try resetting Windows Update on your tower to see if it will update: Reset Windows Update in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    As a rule, I have always accessed OneDrive from Explorer, because it was quicker and simpler than logging onto MSlive. Now that I've done that I can see that, of course, the organization and structure are the same, regardless which computer I'm on because I'm on the same site.
    Yes, your OneDrive account online is the main hub of all devices, including smart phones.

    So I've never made changes to the OneDrive settings. What would I change in order to get the Drives I see in Explorer to show the same structure and name?
    Your tower may not have the latest version of OneDrive, so after updating right click the OneDrive cloud icon in your systray > Settings > Set everything the same on both machines. There's a plethora of tutorials by Brink beginning with this one. Please take notice of the rest at the end of each tutorial to aid you with settings.

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       20 Nov 2017 #7

    You would be surprised at some of the old Legacy stuff that is still in Windows 10, along with some assorted Registry entries that have nothing on the machine connected to them.

    There are better file management and search programs out there, than ancient File Explorer. I love Mac OS, because I can set my documents folder to sync with iCloud and grab anything out of there from any computer that I can use the iCloud app. Just move the stuff from the Skydrive folder to the Onedrive. You may find the skydrive still in your online Microsoft account.
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  8.    21 Nov 2017 #8

    bro67 said: View Post
    ...
    ... I love Mac OS, because I can set my documents folder to sync with iCloud and grab anything out of there from any computer that I can use the iCloud app.
    ...
    That's exactly how OneDrive can work.
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       22 Nov 2017 #9

    PJLLB said: View Post
    That's exactly how OneDrive can work.
    Not even in it's entirety.
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  10.    27 Nov 2017 #10

    bro67 said: View Post
    There are better file management and search programs out there,
    Actually I use Explorer2. But it's been crashing a lot a the vendor can't figure out why. I thought maybe a OS re-install would correct the problem but it didn't, so I'm blaming on my Surface Book, which behaves in very weird ways.
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