Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files  

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files

    How to Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files
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    14 Jul 2020
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    How to Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files


    OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.

    The OneDrive Fetch files feature allows you to access all your files on a PC that you sign in to with a Microsoft account from any computer by going to the OneDrive website. You can even access network locations if they're included in the PC's libraries or mapped as drives. When you browse a PC's files remotely, you can download copies of them to work on. You can also stream video and view photos in a slide show.

    To access files on your PC remotely, make sure the PC you want to access is turned on and connected to the Internet. OneDrive also needs to be running on that PC, and the Fetch files setting must be turned on.

    When you go to the OneDrive website on another PC to remotely fetch files on your PC, you will need to sign in to the OneDrive website with the same Microsoft account that you use to sign in to the PC that you want to fetch files from.

    When you connect to a PC to fetch its files from the OneDrive website, you might be asked to enter a verification code if the PC you are on has not been added as a trusted device for your Microsoft account.

    See also: Use OneDrive to fetch files on a PC | Microsoft Support

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove your Windows 10 PCs from the OneDrive fetch files list for being able to access all your files on that PC from any other PC by going to the OneDrive website.


    After July 31, 2020, you will no longer be able to fetch files from your PC. However, you can sync files and folders to OneDrive and then access those files from your web browser or your phone. To automatically sync the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders on your PC, you can turn on OneDrive PC folder backup.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Add a Windows 10 PC to OneDrive Fetch files list
    • Option Two: To Remove a Windows 10 PC from OneDrive Fetch files list



    EXAMPLE: Fetch Files on your PC from OneDrive website
    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-onedrive_fetch_files.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    To Add a Windows 10 PC to OneDrive Fetch files list


    1 Sign in to your Microsoft account on the PC you want to add to your OneDrive fetch files list.

    2 Open your OneDrive Fetch files settings, and do step 3 or step 4 below depending on what you have available.

    3 If the Let me use OneDrive to fetch my files on this PC setting is grayed out, then go to step 5 below.

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-onedrive_fetch_files_settings-2.png

    4 If the Let me use OneDrive to fetch my files on this PC setting is not grayed out and unchecked, then check the box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 14 below.

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-onedrive_fetch_files_settings-1.png

    5 Open your OneDrive folder. (see screenshot below)

    If you don't have the OneDrive notification area icon available, then open your OneDrive folder from File Explorer or Start menu to have it available afterwards.

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-add_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-1a.png

    6 Click/tap on Get started. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-add_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-1.png

    7 Do step 8 or step 9 below depending on where you want your OneDrive folder at on your PC. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-add_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-2.png

    8 To Change OneDrive folder Location

    A) Click/tap on Change. (see screenshot below step 7)

    B) Navigate to and select a location you want your OneDrive folder to be created at, click/tap on OK, and go to step 10. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-add_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-3.png


    9 To Keep Using Default or Current OneDrive folder Location

    A) Click/tap on Next, and go to step 10. (see screenshot below step 7)


    10 If you already have a OneDrive folder with files in it at this location, then click/tap on Use this location. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-add_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-4.png

    11 Choose what folders you want to sync with OneDrive, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-add_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-5.png

    12 Check the Let me use OneDrive to fetch any of my files on this PC box, and click/tap on Done. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-add_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-6.png

    13 Your OneDrive folder on the PC will now open. You can close this if you like. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-add_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-7.png

    14 You will now be able to use the OneDrive website on any PC to fetch any of your files on this PC.






    OPTION TWO

    To Remove a Windows 10 PC from OneDrive Fetch files list


    1 Do step 2 or step 3 below depending on if you are on the PC you want to remove or not.

    2 If the PC you want to remove from the OneDrive fetch files list is turned off and you are on another computer, then go to step 4 below.

    3 If you are currently on the PC you want to remove from the OneDrive fetch files list, then turn off the fetch file settings for this PC, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-remove_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-1.png

    4 Go to the OneDrive website, and sign in with your Microsoft account.

    5 Select the PC (ex: "BRINK-PC") you want to remove under PCs on the left side, and click/tap on Remove PC. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-remove_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-2.png

    6 Click/tap on Remove PC to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-remove_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-3.png

    7 The PC has now been removed from the OneDrive fetch files list. (see screenshot below)

    Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files-remove_pc_to_fetch_files_from_onedrive-4.png


    That's it,
    Shawn






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    After July 31, 2020, you will no longer be able to fetch files from your PC. However, you can sync files and folders to OneDrive and then access those files from your web browser or your phone. To automatically sync the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders on your PC, you can turn on OneDrive PC folder backup.

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