OneDrive - Can I just use it for basic storage


  1. Posts : 1
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    OneDrive - Can I just use it for basic storage


    Hi all

    I have 1TB of cloud storage with my M365 personal account. I just want to use it to store files on that I manually upload and access them from other devices as required. I am not interested in syncing, online/offline files, OneDrive automatically deleting stuff of its choosing etc.

    I have tried uploading to OneDrive with WinSCP and Cyberduck using their inbuilt WebDAV support and via the OneDrive web client and all have issues. The first two apps fail to upload files of a few 100mb in size and in WinSCP's case the specific error is "Could not send request body: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host." When using the OneDrive web client (browser), it always freezes at a point in time. At this stage OneDrive is proving utterly useless to me.

    Anyone have any working methods for just using OneDrive for pure manually managed storage without all the automated BS Microsoft wants it to do?
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    I use OneDrive in the same way that you want to. I do not have any problems.
    - OneDrive is not installed on my computer.
    - I don't think I have put any big files on it [I've only uploaded MB files rather than the 100MB files you referred to].

    I just go to Microsoft OneDrive then log in, go to MyFiles, create/select whatever subfolder I want then right-click & select Upload-Folders/Files.
    - I can also just drag & drop files into its window instead of right-click & select Upload-Folders/Files

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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    My Windows 10 comes with OneDrive, which I have not yet uninstalled. I have not connected it to my MS account, so no synchronization will take place.

    I just manually started OneDrive, which was then automatically updated to OneDrive 21.002.0104.0005

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  4. Posts : 2,762
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    I also use OneDrive storage space in the manual way with no syncing.

    Sign on to OneDrive or your Microsoft/Outlook Mail Account, drag and drop the file into a folder on OneDrive to upload, to download Right Click > Download > Save as...

    It is as simple as that.

    I don't upload large files as my upload speed is so low.
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    Hello @darkmenace,

    darkmenace said:
    I have 1TB of cloud storage with my M365 personal account. I just want to use it to store files on that I manually upload and access them from other devices as required. I am not interested in syncing, online/offline files, OneDrive automatically deleting stuff of its choosing etc.

    I have tried uploading to OneDrive with WinSCP and Cyberduck using their inbuilt WebDAV support and via the OneDrive web client and all have issues. The first two apps fail to upload files of a few 100mb in size and in WinSCP's case the specific error is "Could not send request body: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host." When using the OneDrive web client (browser), it always freezes at a point in time. At this stage OneDrive is proving utterly useless to me.

    Anyone have any working methods for just using OneDrive for pure manually managed storage without all the automated BS Microsoft wants it to do?

    You can use OneDrive as a separate entity [ no syncing etc ] rather than in Windows.

    Have a look at these . . .

    > How to Link or Unlink OneDrive with Microsoft Account in Windows 10
    > How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration in Windows 10
    > How to Enable or Disable Sync Your Settings in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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  6. Posts : 2,762
    Windows 10
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    You do not need any fiddling about like in those 2 references.
    There is a Sync Off in Settings > Accounts.
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