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  1. Posts : 184
    Windows 10 21H1 Enterprise (x64)
       #50

    Hi @Brink

    May be it is not relevant to this topic. What is star like loading icon (or symbol) on filename on OneDrive web?
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  2. Posts : 883
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 22H2 19045.2965
       #51

    atinfo said:
    What is star like loading icon (or symbol) on filename on OneDrive web?
    This is known as the 'Glimmer Icon' and represents new additions.


    What do the OneDrive icons mean?
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  3. Posts : 184
    Windows 10 21H1 Enterprise (x64)
       #52

    Farvatten said:
    This is known as the 'Glimmer Icon' and represents new additions.

    What do the OneDrive icons mean?
    Many thanks. I had seen this page (OneDrive icons mean..., the link) but I didn't notice!
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  4. Posts : 883
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 22H2 19045.2965
       #53

    atinfo said:
    ... but I didn't noticed!
    Easy to miss really. This example of an Excel file with it's green X draws attention away from the glimmer marks which are on the filename itself - not the icon. I don't believe any of the other indicators do that.

    It threw me too the first time, and it's only seen while viewing new files or folders online, something I hardly ever do.

    Anyway, I was glad to be able to pass on my experience.
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  5. Posts : 184
    Windows 10 21H1 Enterprise (x64)
       #54

    Farvatten said:
    Anyway, I was glad to be able to pass on my experience.
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  6. Posts : 28,847
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #55

    So I activated Onedrive on one of my devices. Pretty sure some of the panels in this tutorial are now dated. In any event.


    I have all the folders enabled but Onedrive is not adding my files from this pc to OneDrive. I know there is a tutorial about making a link but as this is already one of Windows libraries ( example Documents) I did not think this was the way to go. I saw there is a "Move" process but in those tutorials Shawn recommends an Image backup which I know a lot of every day people don't use. Must be an easy, easy way to tell MS's product to add libraries from current device.


    I also notice in this version of Onedrive there is a menu option called Sync and Backup. I'm confused. Once I get my Documents library syncing why would I be backing it up. (Is it just to catch files I only keep on "This device"? If there is a another purpose to "Backing" a library up how do I add libraries like Music, video or Downloads. The panel presented has Documents, Pictures and Desktop and no way to add.


    Thanks
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #56

    Caledon Ken said:
    So I activated Onedrive on one of my devices. Pretty sure some of the panels in this tutorial are now dated. In any event.


    I have all the folders enabled but Onedrive is not adding my files from this pc to OneDrive. I know there is a tutorial about making a link but as this is already one of Windows libraries ( example Documents) I did not think this was the way to go. I saw there is a "Move" process but in those tutorials Shawn recommends an Image backup which I know a lot of every day people don't use. Must be an easy, easy way to tell MS's product to add libraries from current device.


    I also notice in this version of Onedrive there is a menu option called Sync and Backup. I'm confused. Once I get my Documents library syncing why would I be backing it up. (Is it just to catch files I only keep on "This device"? If there is a another purpose to "Backing" a library up how do I add libraries like Music, video or Downloads. The panel presented has Documents, Pictures and Desktop and no way to add.


    Thanks
    Hello Ken,

    Just to confirm, do you mean "folder" or an actual "library"?

    Usually, you would select folders to sync with OneDrive and not libraries, but you can select the folders included in the library.

    Choose which OneDrive Folders to Sync in Windows 11 Tutorial | Windows 11 Forum
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  8. Posts : 28,847
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #57

    Well I guess I mean libraries and the library will have folders, lots and lots of folders and even dozens of individual files, both in documents and desktop.


    I'm looking for a very easy way to take the contents of an existing device and have it become part of OneDrive.



    and of course I don't understand what they mean by backup if files already syncing.


    Thanks Shawn


    Edit - and all those boxes in the tutorial are already checked. What isn't happening is the contents of this device being added to the existing Onedrive folders.
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  9. Posts : 65,242
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #58

    Caledon Ken said:
    Well I guess I mean libraries and the library will have folders, lots and lots of folders and even dozens of individual files, both in documents and desktop.


    I'm looking for a very easy way to take the contents of an existing device and have it become part of OneDrive.



    and of course I don't understand what they mean by backup if files already syncing.


    Thanks Shawn


    Edit - and all those boxes in the tutorial are already checked. What isn't happening is the contents of this device being added to the existing Onedrive folders.
    You might see if the method below may help with syncing any folder to OneDrive that's not already included in the checked boxes.

    Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10
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  10. Posts : 28,847
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #59

    Thanks. That was the tutorial I was referring to in my original post "making a link"


    As "Documents" is already a Onedrive folder I would expect I would have to delete that folder as per the tutorial. Says I can't have a folder already.

    ( I have reservations doing this) Your thoughts on what it would actually delete. Not trying to delete my original Onedrive folder, just add more data to it. Your thoughts?

    Strange, this must be something that users regularly go through. They want to start using onedrive and they have several devices and all the document libraries need to be merge.
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