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

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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.


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.


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
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Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files OPTION ONE Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files
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.

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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.

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5. Open your OneDrive folder. (see screenshot below)
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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.


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

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

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 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)

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 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)

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

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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)

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

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






Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files OPTION TWO Add or Remove Windows 10 PCs from OneDrive Fetch Files
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)

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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)

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

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

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That's it,
Shawn