Windows 10: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Available August 2

  1.    03 Aug 2016 #1341

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    I see, you are referring to your personal experience.
    You could try the Upgrade Assistant program on the puters that didn't get the upgrade yet if you like or.... just wait.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    Best ,
    I hate waiting. I already took the shortcut and all computers are upgraded. So far they are all running great!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Aug 2016 #1342

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Sure, that's a possibility.
    I just don't use One Drive much as I see little point of having all of its contents duplicated to my HD anyway.
    They should use direct links instead of storing a full copy locally IMHO.
    I think you have misunderstood something. OneDrive duplicates as you say, syncs only those files and folders you want to have on your local PC, too. It does not sync all content. You are free to choose to sync nothing, keep everything in cloud.

    OneDrive Selective Sync - Choose Folders in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    I have my ISO images folder on OneDrive almost 500 GB at the moment, you can be sure I will not sync those. It's enough I know they are always available. I only sync the content I need to access on regular basis, which I don't want to download every time I need it.
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  3.    03 Aug 2016 #1343

    Hi,

    Thanks for that Kari.
    I guess I've only seen misconfigured OneDrive setting on friends computers so far.
    Made me wonder what the heck was the point in storing stuff in a cloud whilst having several copies of it (including outside Onedrive's temp local storage folder) stored locally. Not to mention in backups....

    I'll have a good look at that tut.

    Thanks,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Aug 2016 #1344

    "Made me wonder what the heck was the point in storing stuff in a cloud whilst having several copies of it (including outside Onedrive's temp local storage folder) stored locally."
    So you can access files from another computer just by signing in to OneDrive. Also, what if your house burns down with your computer in it, while you're away one day?
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  5. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Aug 2016 #1345

    No worries

    Here's my OneDrive folders list as seen in Edge when I sign in to it, almost 500 GB:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I sync 90 GB of that because I want all my pictures and videos also being stored locally, plus I need certain ISO images to play with virtual machines:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Rest I download when I need something.

    There's one "rookie mistake" user often do: they move a file to OneDrive folder on local PC to get it synced to cloud, then remove the file from OneDrive folder. That's a big NO NO; when removed from local OD folder, it will also be removed from cloud.

    That's why I always create a folder I call Transfer in my OD folder on local PC. When I want to sync something to cloud then remove it from local PC, I move the file to Transfer folder. When it's synced, I go to OD cloud storage from a browser, move the file there to it's "end storage location", a folder not synced to local PC. The file will now be automatically removed from local Transfer folder and is no longer on local PC only being stored in OD cloud.
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  6.    03 Aug 2016 #1346

    Hi,

    mrgeek said: View Post
    "Made me wonder what the heck was the point in storing stuff in a cloud whilst having several copies of it (including outside Onedrive's temp local storage folder) stored locally."
    So you can access files from another computer just by signing in to OneDrive. Also, what if your house burns down with your computer in it, while you're away one day?
    That was not my point.
    The point is as Kari pointed out not to duplicate files locally on your system drive when you only want them in the cloud and/or in a backup.


    Hey, I started out with a 20Mb something MiniScribe drive that weighed a ton, ya know.

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    03 Aug 2016 #1347

    Hi,

    That's why I always create a folder I call Transfer in my OD folder on local PC. When I want to sync something to cloud then remove it from local PC, I move the file to Transfer folder. When it's synced, I go to OD cloud storage from a browser, move the file there to it's "end storage location", a folder not synced to local PC. The file will now be automatically removed from local Transfer folder and is no longer on local PC only being stored in OD cloud
    Great. As said, I'll dive into it. Been out of the pro life for far too long and it's great to learn something new.

    Thank you for taking the effort. That's cool.

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       03 Aug 2016 #1348

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    Sure, that's a possibility.
    I just don't use One Drive much as I see little point of having all of its contents duplicated to my HD anyway.
    They should use direct links instead of storing a full copy locally IMHO.

    Cheers,
    I disagree - I think that having the local copy is a feature! When OneDrive fails (it will from time to time) or your internet connection goes down, you don't have to worry - it's all synced. Having all your stuff in the cloud and only in the cloud strikes me as imprudent.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    03 Aug 2016 #1349

    Hi,

    sgage said: View Post
    I disagree - I think that having the local copy is a feature! When OneDrive fails (it will from time to time) or your internet connection goes down, you don't have to worry - it's all synced. Having all your stuff in the cloud and only in the cloud strikes me as imprudent.
    I'm afraid I expressed myself badly. I meant to say that I don't want everything I put on One drive to appear also in its' local folder on my system drive.
    Rest assured before I would store something on OneDrive I'll make sure I have a copy somewhere. I just don't want to clutter my system drive with personal data etc.

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 605
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       03 Aug 2016 #1350

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    I'm afraid I expressed myself badly. I meant to say that I don't want everything I put on One drive to appear also in its' local folder on my system drive.
    Rest assured before I would store something on OneDrive I'll make sure I have a copy somewhere. I just don't want to clutter my system drive with personal data etc.

    Cheers,
    Got it... Coming up with a sensible strategy for OneDrive and all these other 'cloud' services is not always straightforward. I confess, I'm pretty old school about these things (been messing with 'microcomputers' since the late 1970's), and I don't trust my stuff on someone else's computer! It's not that I suspect them of malicious intent - it's just that things have a way of going wrong...
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