Windows 10: How can I access OneDrive as a drive letter without syncing?

  1.    15 Aug 2016 #1

    How can I access OneDrive as a drive letter without syncing?


    I like OneDrive and use it on an almost daily basis, but I don't like the syncing. I wish I could access it as a drive. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 20,786
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       15 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello OCMS213, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if mapping OneDrive may work for you.

    OneDrive - Map OneDrive in This PC in Windows 8.1

    Another alternative, would be to use OneDrive online instead.
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  3. Posts : 1,527
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       16 Aug 2016 #3

    I used to access OneDrive as a drive letter but now prefer to use the built-in W10 functionality. I disable OneDrive from starting automatically when I login to Windows and select the folders to synchronise so I am not storing large synchronised folders on the PC - you will need to use OneDrive online to access those.
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  4. Posts : 11,229
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Aug 2016 #4

    An excellent alternative (I mean really excellent!) is the new OneDrive App, you can download it from Windows Store:

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    Maybe the biggest plus is that OneDrive App allows you to add as many OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business (work / school accounts) as you'd like to. Easy to set up, takes a bit time to learn to use effectively.

    Can only recommend. One app to control all your OneDrives, all content. I use it daily to manage half a dozen OneDrives without an issue.

    Please notice: OneDrive App is not a sync client; instead it is a user interface for your OneDrive online content.

    Kari
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  5. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       16 Aug 2016 #5

    Kari said: View Post
    An excellent alternative (I mean really excellent!) is the new OneDrive App, you can download it from Windows Store:

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    Maybe the biggest plus is that OneDrive App allows you to add as many OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business (work / school accounts) as you'd like to. Easy to set up, takes a bit time to learn to use effectively.

    Can only recommend. One app to control all your OneDrives, all content. I use it daily to manage half a dozen OneDrives without an issue.

    Please notice: OneDrive App is not a sync client; instead it is a user interface for your OneDrive online content.

    Kari
    Great post @Kari
    But you for got to link it(OneDrive app): Your request appears to be from an automated process
    This is the link to online Windows Store, but will simultaneously open the Store app to the app too.
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  6.    23 Aug 2016 #6

    Thanks to everyone for the good advice. I actually came across a commercial product called Webdrive that does exactly what I need. Has anyone ever tried it?
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