Windows 10: Can't get onedrive to sync properly, & can only see it as a folder Solved

  1.    20 Feb 2016 #1

    Can't get onedrive to sync properly, & can only see it as a folder

    I upgraded my samsung laptop to w10 & recently bought a linx w10 tablet. I also have an Android 5.1 smartphone. I set up onedrive on all 3.

    The tablet & smartphone function properly. They see the docs i loaded from the laptop, tablet & phone. The pc only sees the files that I uploaded from the pc.

    I tried following tutorials about "fetch files", but I don't have the onedrive icon in my pc task bar. I can't find it as an app on my computer, only as a folder in file explorer. therefore I can't get into any of the settings.

    What am I doing / have i done wrong & what do I need to do to sort this out please?

    Any help / advice gratefully received, especially if it's formulated for absolute beginners.

    Oh! I forgot to mention : onenote functions without issues on all 3 machines & works on the same microsoft account.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Posts : 2,727
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       20 Feb 2016 #2

    Hello and welcome to TenForums!

    There should be a small cloud icon in the Taskbar system tray which is OneDrive. If it is not visible you can try the following:

    Go to Settings -> System and Notifications and Actions and click Select which icons appear on the Taskbar:
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    Then scroll down to turn on the OneDrive icon so that it is always visible.

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  3.    20 Feb 2016 #3

    Sorted! Thanks mate! You are a star & a gentleman.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 2,727
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       20 Feb 2016 #4

    You're welcome!

    Please mark the thread as fixed.
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  5.    21 Feb 2016 #5

    Sorry! 1 more "Idiots' Guide" Question:

    Hi Phil! How do I mark the thread as fixed? (As you see, i'm just not forum-savvy). Thanks in advance. John.
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  6. Posts : 2,727
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       21 Feb 2016 #6

    Hello f1john,

    At the top of the page you will find a Mark as Solved button which only you as the Thread Starter will see. Therefore the person who asked the question gets to decide if it is answered
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  7.    22 Feb 2016 #7

    Hi again Phil.

    I don't know how it happened, but when i look at this thread now, I only see "+Reply to Thread" & "Mark Unsolved" buttons, so somehow, it must now be classed as solved. Hope that's OK & keeps the system clear.
    Thanks again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8. Posts : 2,727
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       22 Feb 2016 #8

    That's OK, maybe one of the administrators did it for you!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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