Problem using private OneDrive on a coporate Laptop

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  1. Posts : 5
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    Problem using private OneDrive on a coporate Laptop


    I have been using OneDrive for many years using a corporate Laptop. However, when the Laptop was replaced with one using W10 Pro, I was unable to set up One-Drive. The icon is greyed out saying that I am not signed in. On right-clicking, choosing settings and then select "account", it asks me to enter my e-mail address. I do so and then it says that my e-mail address is used for both OneDrive and OneDrive for Business and asks which one I would like to sign into first. However - it does not allow me to select "Personal". So I choose "Work or School". It then asks for an O365 work or school account. I don't have one - but use my personal credentials. It says that it doesn't recognize the UserID or Password (not suprising as I don't have a work/school O365 account). I went to Login.live.com and could see that Ihad a personal 365 account with One-Drive. I can also access the One-Drive folders from my phone.
    It would seem as though my One-Dive Installation doesn't accept a personal e-mail. Can anyone help?
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  2. hawkman's Avatar
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    Apparently its been that way since 8.1.

    You need to logon to your MS account and sync it.


    Roy
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  3. Posts : 5
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    Hi - Logged into my Microsoft account via https://login.live.com and could see my various devices - a Windows Phone and the Laptop. There seemed no where on that page to "sync". I then logged into the https://onedrive.live.com and could see all my files - but again no obvious spot to "sync.
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  4. Posts : 5
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    I have just tried using another e-mail account I have set up for the One-Drive. I then saw a message saying that my Organisation doesn't allow use of personal One-Drive. Ummm. Other that asking the "powers that be" for permission which may not be given - is there anything else?
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  5. pparks1's Avatar
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    I would certainly ask the powers that be. My employer doesn't allow us to use OneDrive or Dropbox. We have a OneDrive for Business that I can use, but I'm not allowed to access my own personal accounts.
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  6. cereberus's Avatar
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    You could try setting up a virtual machine and see if you can set up a personal onedrive in that?
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  7. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    I have both my Personal OneDrive and an Office 365 OneDrive setup on this PC. Two separate Icons in my tray. A blue one for the Office 365 account and white for my personal. They both sync separately as far as I know. I'm trying to remember how I added the Business OneDrive but coming up short at the moment. @Kari I believe originally posted the instructions, can't find that thread though?
    Did find this though, OneDrive - Sync Multiple Accounts in Windows Haven't looked at it yet though.

    EDIT: What Kari posted may have been on the Microsoft Yammer group. Which would explain why I can't find it here.
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  8. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Forgot to mention, I'm logged in with My Microsoft account on this PC, not my Office 365 account. I believe I just installed the OneDrive for Business App, and then set that up with my office 365 account.
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  9. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    It was on Yammer, clip and past from there as its a private forum.
    Just open OneDrive settings and add ODfB account; you can only have and sync one personal OD account at any given time, but you can then add as many additional OneDrive for Business accounts as you want to. I sync currently one personal and three business OneDrive accounts on PC I am using to write this.


    You will have one icon in notification area for each OneDrive account, a white one for the only personal account allowed, and blue one for each OD for Business account.

    One client, multiple OD accounts (from which only one can be personal).
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  10. Posts : 5
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    Many thanks for the suggestions. I will read them in slow-time and will probably look to delete One-Drive and start again with the personal account and add the business one when I receive one. I suspect that the "powers that be" will not allow me to have this full time - but I will explore whether or not I can modify the registry each time (it will probably be reset by GPO). At least I will then have ad hoc access to the 20GB of photographs I have on One-Drive.
    Thank you again.
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