Windows 10: OneDrive Query


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       26 Nov 2017 #1

    OneDrive Query


    This may sound stupid, but are the files located in OneDrive located in the cloud only or are they located on the hard drive also?
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  2.    26 Nov 2017 #2

    By default I think its both. You can right click on sub folders in OneDrive in File Explorer and select Clear Space to have it only in the cloud, there by freeing up local storage.

    You might want to check this option too:

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    windows10 home v1803 OS build 17134.48
    Thread Starter
       26 Nov 2017 #3

    Am I correct in assuming that if I want them to be stored on my hard drive also, I should uncheck the box you are referring to? I just don't totally trust cloud services all that much.
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  4.    26 Nov 2017 #4

    Yes, leave it unchecked.
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  5.    26 Nov 2017 #5

    RichardC said: View Post
    Am I correct in assuming that if I want them to be stored on my hard drive also, I should uncheck the box you are referring to? I just don't totally trust cloud services all that much.
    Why would you not trust Onedrive cloud services?

    It is run by MS and they will have multiple redundancy built in. I would trust the big boys (google, dropbox etc).

    For really critical data (most I regard as non critical), I backup to two clouds using free aloowances.

    I work part time for a company that has all its data stored on Onedrive.

    Of course, keeping it on local drive is fine if you have adequate storage. You should also backup to another drive anyway in case you cannot get cloud access for some reason.
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  6.    26 Nov 2017 #6

    If you copy files over to Cloud you end up with two copies, one in Cloud and a the original copy on your HD.
    If you dont want to save files on your HD for space reasons, right click on the file(s) and move the file over to Cloud, the original file will be deleted from your HD folder.
    BTW I would never even consider using cloud storage, all your data is there waiting to be collected by MS, Google, Bing...
    Use a USB HD to store your sensitive data, cloud service is free for a reason, information is Power to the big boys.
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  7.    26 Nov 2017 #7

    Read my post on Onedrive yesterday, they all went to the cloud and they lost some. My hd contained no folder files.........none.
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  • Posts : 51
    windows10 home v1803 OS build 17134.48
    Thread Starter
       27 Nov 2017 #8

    Thanks for the reply Stich 194. I agree with you re ms. I only upload files to the cloud that is non invasive and non informative re my personal info.
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