Windows 10: I can't transfer files to Onedrive

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  1.    26 Nov 2016 #1

    I can't transfer files to Onedrive

    I have just set up Onedrive and I am trying to understand how it works. Onedrive appears in File Explorer and I have opened Onedrive in IE 11. I click on Upload and I navigate to a single photograph that I want to upload. If I then click Open or attempt to Drag and Drop nothing happens. When I Drag and Drop the image moves but does not open in Onedrive. What am I doing wrong, any thoughts please? I want to send large photo files via email and Onedrive seemed to be the answer.
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  2.    26 Nov 2016 #2

    Sorry, I can't replicate your problem. I have no trouble using File Explorer and IE with One Drive to drag and drop, coming or going. You might try running the system file checker to see if anything is amiss with your Windows files. Alternatively, you might try uninstalling and then reinstalling OneDrive.

    To use SFC, open an administrative command prompt, then type SFC /scannow into the command line. You should see something like this:
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    If it completes with no errors, the fault probably lies with OneDrive, and that's when uninstall/reinstall may be helpful.
    One more thing: I don't understand what connection you're contemplating between OneDrive and email. Can you please elaborate futher on what you want to do by using those two together?
    Thanks, and HTH,
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  3.    26 Nov 2016 #3

    Thank you EdTittel. I am new to Win 10 and Office 2016. I use Outlook and discovered this morning that Outlook 2016 does not handle large file size photos in the same way as Outlook 2007. I have assumed that I can include a link to Onedrive in an email that will enable a recipient to see my photographs in full resolution.

    I now see that if I click Open in a picture file the image will upload but very slowly (a 3.5mb file). The file will still not drag and drop.

    Onedrive comes with Win 10. Perhaps I should use Dropbox instead. Onedrive seems a bit complicated to me.
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  4.    26 Nov 2016 #4

    You seem to be doing this all wrong you have a folder on your hd called one drive you simple save your files there thats all there is to it it automatically then uploads it to the cloud so you can go on a phone tablet pc and if you have one drive installed it will apear on those devices as if by magic. Google drive works the same you dont need to go into IE to upload. You cant send links as no one else can see your drive but you do have an option to make a folder in 1drive or google drive visible for that purpose
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  5.    26 Nov 2016 #5

    I am very confused. If I open Onedrive in IE I have the option using Share to email a file to someone or add a link to an email. However I need to transfer the files to Onedrive either by drag and drop or cilicking on open in File Explorer. Clicking on open works but drag and drop doesn't. I have trawled through some tutorials and they all suggest that I should be able to drag and drop from file explorer.
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  6.    26 Nov 2016 #6

    I have now discovered that if I open Onedrive in Edge I can Drag and Drop files but not if I open Onedrive in IE.
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  7.    26 Nov 2016 #7

    Glad you found a solution. Never was able to replicate your error.
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  8.    26 Nov 2016 #8

    But I still can't Drag and Drop in IE and I should be able to.
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  9.    26 Nov 2016 #9

    I dont understand why your doing this instead of just saving/copying to the ondrive folder on your pc? Doing your way you doing it twice as if you upload via IE then it will get download automatically to the folder on your HD
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  10.    27 Nov 2016 #10

    Because I want to email large files or provide a link in an email to my files and it seems that in order to do that I have to use IE. Also something isn't working on a new computer that should work.
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