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Q: Finding OneDrive Files

I just finished installing windows 10 on top of windows 8.1. As the new system loaded, I was encouraged by the banner that read "Your files are just where you left them." However, when I open OneDrive, I get the message that there are no files to show. I can access Word, Excel files, etc. by opening those applications, so the files are in a sense where I left them, but if I need to find something in OneDrive, I have nothing to search or browse.

I know that this is a very low-grade question, but I would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,


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A: Finding OneDrive Files

If you can open the files in Office applications, then they exist somewhere. If you open OneDrive and don't see anything, then they must not be stored there.

Are they in your Documents folder?

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Why onedrive deleted all my files?
I had 20 mp3 on my hard disk after i restarted my pc onedrive deleted all of them and put in trash bin.
Any help?

A:Onedrive deleted all my files

Trash bin > rightclick > Restore.

Maybe you want to activate the "ask before deleting" option in the trash bin properties...

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I recently installed a 250 Gb Crucial SSD onto my desktop computer. It has a 1 Tb HDD also and I would like to keep all my music, photo's and documents on it.
All of these I have installed in the OneDrive folder that comes with Windows 10. Can I move them all to the HDD and delete the OneDrive folder that is on the SSD?

Thanks, Jerry

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I need to free up space. I want to have most files available online only. Please tell me how to do it. Thank you for your help.

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I have 2 pc's that share 1 onedrive account. When I am on PC#2 and edit a file, it creates a duplicate file. For example:
Main file: test.xls
Once I edit this file it makes a duplicate file named test-OFFICE.xls

Is there any way to stop duplicating these files and just edit the main one?

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Hello, I am trying to download files remotely using onedrive from my home PC while at work. Both computers have the "fetch files on this PC" clicked. Now all of the files do show up when I click on my home PC in onedrive, and I am able to upload with no problem, but when I click download nothing happens. I am new to onedrive and am under the assumption that I can download files remotely. Am I incorrect? Thanks for any help here.

A:Cannot download files from OneDrive

If you go to the link and sign in, you should be able to access your files.


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I have just set up Onedrive and I am trying to understand how it works. Onedrive appears in File Explorer and I have opened Onedrive in IE 11. I click on Upload and I navigate to a single photograph that I want to upload. If I then click Open or attempt to Drag and Drop nothing happens. When I Drag and Drop the image moves but does not open in Onedrive. What am I doing wrong, any thoughts please? I want to send large photo files via email and Onedrive seemed to be the answer.

A:I can't transfer files to Onedrive

Sorry, I can't replicate your problem. I have no trouble using File Explorer and IE with One Drive to drag and drop, coming or going. You might try running the system file checker to see if anything is amiss with your Windows files. Alternatively, you might try uninstalling and then reinstalling OneDrive.

To use SFC, open an administrative command prompt, then type SFC /scannow into the command line. You should see something like this:

If it completes with no errors, the fault probably lies with OneDrive, and that's when uninstall/reinstall may be helpful.
One more thing: I don't understand what connection you're contemplating between OneDrive and email. Can you please elaborate futher on what you want to do by using those two together?
Thanks, and HTH,

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I've just helped a friend set up his new Windows 8.1 Asus desktop. When we open the OneDrive folder using File Explorer, next to each file it says "Online only". On his old Windows 8 computer, it says "Available offline" next to each file. Is there someplace we need to change a setting to make the files available offline on the new computer?


A:OneDrive files available online only

Hey Vincenzo,

Sure you could set to be available offline only on that PC.

OneDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1

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Hi Everybody!
I have a bunch of files on my onedrive account synced with my laptop (windows 8.1) and Surface RT (Windows 8.1).
Now, if I add any files or folders (by web upload or by copying to onedrive folders on my laptop/Surface) all these files disappear from their location and I can find them in the Recycle Bin.
How can I troubleshoot this behavior?
Thanks in advance!

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Hello all,

Just started to try to use the OneDrive facility provided under my Office 2016 Pro Plus licence on Windows 10 Pro.

I've placed some files onto my O365 OneDrive storage online.

Next I've indicated within the web interface that I want to run the app on windows to sync my files to PC.

OneDrive starts on the PC and prompts me to specify the folder to write to.

However, below the folder I specify, it creates a folder called "OneDrive - leverage innovative users". I've tried a few times to unlink and re-do but it does not offer me a way to change this target folder name.

Anybody know why this is happening and how to change it? I would like to specify the target folder created as say c:\users\username\documents\OD (to keep it short as poss).

Hope you can assist.



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Hi -

I have a laptop with about 68GB of OneDrive sync'd data. I now have a new laptop which I am setting up and it will replace my old laptop.

I've done some online research on this but not found an answer I trust.

What is the best way to do migrate all my data to the new machine?

1) Let OneDrive automatically sync with my new PC and use 68GB of my 250GB monthly allotment?

2) I could manually move the data over - as we did in the old days - and then turn on OneDrive and "hopefully" let it sync and realize that same data is on the new laptop and not download or create other copies.

Does anyone know or have tried manually moving the data over to a new machine? How does OneDrive react?

I tried with one folder and it seems to work where it did not download the folder again or create a second copy. I tried another folder and it started downloading (syncing).

Bottom line is I'd prefer to manually move all the folders and files (copy) from my old laptop to my new laptop's OneDrive but don't know how well this will play out. Nothing on Microsoft's OneDrive sit or elsewhere on this specifically that I've found. Thanks

A:Moving OneDrive folders and files to new PO

I'd say stop OneDrive on both computers then go ahead and copy the data over. You can use a big flash drive or your home network. Network is probably better and will not affect your data usage since it should all be within your local network.

Once done, start OneDrive on both and all should be well.

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So I do a lot of video editing and in my 'documents' folder I have one file with all my work files in and another which has all of my video editing stuff in. The files from my video editing folder are frequently in excess of 10gb and my wifi is terrible
and I don't have space in my onedrive so I only want onedrive to upload my work files which are just word documents. How can I stop it from syncing my video editing file? ive tried right clicking it but the option to deselect certain files isn't there. pls
thank you
im on windows 10 btw

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My onedrive is stalling on processing files so I have to exit it and restart it before it will begin uploading a 500mb mail backup file, it never used to.

I am on Win 10 Pro x64 and backup my WLM folders to a single file in the onedrive folder locally, but recently it has stopped updating/uploading this file to one drive until I restart the app.

Any fixes or anyway to refresh the onedrive installation?


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What happens if I delete the files in my Tablet 8.1 OneDrive Folder?  Do the corresponding files in my online OneDrive get deleted too?  I very much do not want this to happen.  The files arrived in the folder after they were uploaded to OneDrive. (synced presumably?).  I set them all so they are not available offline which I understand (just about) means they are Smart Files which do not occupy storage space on my small HDD.  But if they were synced in one direction (downloaded) is what I do with them synced in the the other direction (uploaded)?   
I think it will be clear that this is something I am new too and know (too) little about!
Also, are Smart Files unique to Microsoft / Windows, or will I find this behaviour with other Cloud services?
I would be grateful for some enlightenment on this.

A:Deleting files in the OneDrive Folder

If you delete the files in the OneDrive folder they are deleted online as well. Any files that are deleted from OneDrive should be sent to the recycle bin.
OneDrive - Delete or restore files and folders

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I was recommended to post here instead of the OneDrive forums.

I have a client whom uses OneDrive across six operating systems. There are 6 operating systems on 2 macs, parallels desktop, each have 3 cloned profiles.

Everything works good except OneDrive. It deletes new files we put in, and you can find them in the recycle bin on the other computers.

I have updated all profiles to Windows 8.1, I also tested this some days ago, and my files were kept for some reason (and they are still there). Now, again, whenever my client puts new documents in the OneDrive folder on one of his profiles, they get uploaded,
but suddenly deleted from the other profiles.

I have checked the computer names on all machines, they are not matching. Since each profile is cloned once, I thought there was an ID mistake (As someone else on this forum had this problem and solved it this way).

Can I get a detailed view of what is causing the problem? I can PM the username to a Microsoft employee if nobody else has a fix.

Kind regards,

A:OneDrive deletes my files automatically

Please first take a try with the
Microsoft Accounts troubleshooter. After that check your sync settings again.
For more information, please see:
Sync settings between PCs with
The sync you have mentioned is associated with the Microsoft Account, I am afraid little help could be offered here.
For the logs, we might consider to audit the object access to check if someone changes the file location.
For more detailed information about auditting, please check:
Advanced Security Audit Policy Settings
Advanced Security Auditing Walkthrough
Best regardsMichael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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I have two PC's, one with Windows 7 and the other with Windows 8.1. There is a Homegroup, both PCs are members and can see each other and share files, etc. The Win 8.1 PC has OneDrive up and running, connected to my Windows Live OneDrive account.

I'd like to add the Pictures library from the Win 7 PC (visible and accessible in Homegroup) to OneDrive on the Win 8.1 pc for automatic backing up.

Is this possible? If so, how?

Thanks in advance!

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I am in the process of moving my files from OneDrive to Dropbox. I previously had Dropbox and liked it but MS made me an offer I couldn't refuse and I switched to OneDrive. I have NEVER liked it... most times hated it. Thus, I am returning to Dropbox.

Question: I have several files that I have created shortcuts for that are on my desktop. When I am moving one of those files back to Dropbox, should I "delete" the shortcut before moving? I'm just confused as to how to manage the shortcut. Thanks for your help!

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A:Moving Files from OneDrive to Dropbox

do you have paid for account on MS/Dropbox
Onedrive is 5gb (was 15gb) and dropbox is 2gb - for free

you need to move the file itself to dropbox - NOT the shortcut
then if you want a shortcut on the desktop - reset it up , so it points to the file now on dropbox

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I'm having a fit with one of my computers causing OneNote links on OneDrive to duplicate themselves.

I kept noticing these duplicate links on my OneDrive and fiddled around this morning deleting all of them using my HP desktop. Stopped syncing long enough to delete them both in the local and OneDrive locations and then started the sync back up. All was good.

Then I kicked on the Yoga 2, opened OneNote and there was all the duplicates again. I should note that on this same machine, it would duplicate the link for DropBox on the desktop too. Dug around the system a bit and couldn't find anything that could cause this.

So I've said to hell with it, and am in the process of setting up the Yoga 2 as a virgin install on the chance that whatever is in there, is in the backup that is on OneDrive's synced area. Even went so far as to delete the Yoga 2 computer name there.

I don't know yet whether it is fixed as reloading and getting the butt-load of updates takes awhile.

Has anyone seen this issue before? If so, what was your cure??

A:OneNote-OneDrive, duplicating files

A followup.

Whatever was embedded in the previous install that caused the incessant duplication is gone now. Fresh, 'virginal' install fixed whatever was broken.

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I am in some difficulty; i hope someone can help me here.

I have "onedrive" installed on my laptops in the office and in the house. I discover that if i store a file in the onedrive folder in the house laptop i don't see it in the onedrive of the laptop in the office and vice versa.

What should i do?

A:Viewing files stored in onedrive from different PCs

Hello Jode, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to make sure that the folder the file is in is set sync with your online OneDrive.

SkyDrive Desktop App - Choose Folders to Sync on your PC

Hope this helps for now,

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After doing a full scan I found that I had a lot of SkyDrive files in C:\Windows\WinSxS..................... Do I need to keep them? or should I delete all of them? I don't know why they haven't been converted over to OneDrive, as I have OneDrive.

A:(hidden)SkyDrive files not converted to OneDrive

You shouldn't delete them (or anything else from WinSxS). Changing the name to OneDrive was just branding. Many objects still use the old SkyDrive name - even in Windows 10.

The directory C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive is still used also.

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Skydrive/Onedrive does not update my files automatically and when I right-click the SkyDrive icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click "View sync problems", it appears "grey", so I cannot access to this option. I saw this question/problem all over the internet, in forums, on Microsoft's web sites, etc. I NEVER found a solution working for me. I have this problem since I installed SkyDrive/OneDrive. It never worked...

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I just want OneDrive to sync one folder instead of all my files!!
Thank you for the help

A:How do I prevent Onedrive from syncing all my files, folders etc?

if you save/place your files in the "OneDrive" folder structure, it will be sync'd up to OneDrive.
If you instead, save/place files outside of the OneDrive folder structure, those won't be sync'd.Don
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I am no longer using the office, this was one of the principal reasons for me to use onedrive now use Google Docs which serves me very well, however I have many files saved in onedrive, documents, music, videos and pictures, I want to spend all to Google Drive, as it will now be my favorite cloud, I am having many problems with sinconização onedrive and has failed much time to upload, something that does not happen with Google Drive, at least in my case ...
I wish I could copy everything a faster process, have almost 35GB of files in onedrive and if I download will be long ... I intend to buy more space in Google Drive to pass all the onedrive.
Is there any program that does it or an online tool?
Thank you

A:Is there any way to copy the files that are in onedrive to Google Drive?

How to Move Files From One Cloud Storage Service to Another

read that

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Hi everyone,
I have a problem with my tablet (Surface).
It has 32GB of total memory but half of that space is occupied by the files of OneDrive which are automatically stored on my tablet as well. I tried to un-sync it right clicking on the OneDrive icon and stuff like that, but nothing changes.
I would like my backup information to remain synced, I just really need to have that space on my tablet drive to be free again.

Does anyone know what to do?

(I couldn't figure out in which section to write this..!)

A:How to remove un-sync OneDrive files from my decide

Hello Gnottino,

Check to make sure that you have the files saved in one of the OneDrive folders, and that the files and folder the files are in set to be "Available Online Only".

OneDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1

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Windows 10 OneDrive seems to only want to operate as your primary file storage repository with your PC being a potential backup for OneDrive. I do not want to use it in that manner. How do I use OneDrive to simply copy selected files and folders from my PC to OneDrive without any Syncing enabled? If I deselect 'Sync files and folders' in OneDrive settings, it seems to disable the OneDrive link in File Explorer. Ideally I would like to have a backup setup to sync OneDrive with my PC so that OneDrive mirrors my PC...not the other way around. However, I would be happy with just figuring out how to copy files from PC to OneDrive using File Explorer.

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Best Regards,

A:How to copy files from PC to OneDrive with no syncing enabled

Copy files to C:\Users\yourusername\OneDrive.

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I haven't used the OneDrive metro app much since windows 8 came out but I'm sure in the early days you could move files within the metro app by right clicking on a file (or swiping down) and you would get a 'move' button along the bottom menu. When did this option get removed? and why? when it's useful especially on a surface rt tablet.

A:Moving Files In The SkyDrive OneDrive Metro App

Hello livewire,

If you like, you could also use "Cut" and "Paste" to move a file in the OneDrive app.

Hope this helps,

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Hello Windows Insiders!

At Build 2017, Joe Belfiore announced that the new OneDrive Files On-Demand feature will be delivered with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. And today, we are excited to announce that OneDrive Files On-Demand is rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring who are on Build 16215. The updated OneDrive client will be rolling out over the next few days but can also be installed from here.

With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on your device. All your files?even online-only files?can be seen in File Explorer and work just like every other file on your device. You?ll be able to open online-only files from within any desktop or Windows Store apps using the Windows file picker. And you?re covered in both your home and professional life since it works with your personal and work OneDrive, as well as your SharePoint Online team sites.

After enabling Files On-Demand in OneDrive, your files will have these statuses in File Explorer:

Online-only files

Online-only files don?t take up space on your computer. You see a cloud icon for each online-only file in File Explorer, but the file doesn?t download to your device until you open it. You can only open online-only files when your device is connected to the internet. However, you online files will always be visible in File Explorer even if you are offline.

Locally available files

When you open an online-o... Read more

A:OneDrive Files On-Demand now available for Windows Insiders

very handy move by gates or Windows
wait I am confused window in gate

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I want to move files from OneDrive (as Microsoft is changing its unlimited storage on OneDrive, I think its from 15gb to 5gb) to external drives.  I kept getting error messages
Interrupted Action - Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties...................................

I then tried moving the files to my pc and got the error 0x8802C004

"An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem. 
Error 0x8802C004: There was a problem connecting to the service. Please try again later.

I've done Windows Update, Troubleshooted and scanned for corrupt files.  Looked at Microsoft Support and done what they advise to do in Google Chrome - Ctrl Shift Del and cleared browsing history and have Microsoft Silverlight installed and if that hasn't sorted it you have to create a new local account.  Isn't there another way of resolving this pls?

A:Error 0x8802C004 when moving files from OneDrive

Have you tried a different browser?
Do you have Microsoft Silverlight installed?
Download and run the Microsoft Account Troubleshooter.  Clicking on the link will automatically start the download.

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Hi Everyone!

I'm getting the BSOD irql_not_less_or_equal. I installed Windows 7 home premium fresh in the hopes that it would go away, but no go. It's seems to be occurring when files that are stored on my diskstation NAS are being uploaded to my onedrive via a symbolic link placed in the onedrive folder. Can you by chance help me confirm what exactly is going on and recommend a solution?


A:BSOD uploading files to onedrive from Diskstation NAS

Please help a brother out.

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Problem: When I try and make a file online only on OneDrive I get an "unspecified error" message (see attachment).
This test file was created in the root folder of OneDrive (../Documents/OneDrive/OneDrive sync test.txt) and so there's no over-long path and no problematic characters.

I've tried diagnostic utilities but they don't come up with anything.

I'd really like to make good use of the 10TB worth of storage I have on OneDrive backing up my hi-res FLAC collection, which is substantial, but currently if I uploaded these to OneDrive my laptop's 500GB SSD would get filled up within a very short time. My 32 bit desktop doesn't have this problem.

Has anyone any ideas.

Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit 4GB RAM 500GB Samsung EVO SSD

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even though I set onedrive for offline access, there are certain files -- usually the ones that I desperately need, because I am actively working on them -- that keep getting switched to online only. Because of this problem I switched back to dropbox, although it is kind of redundant on windows 8.1, where onedrive is baked in.

this just happens on my laptop.
it does not happen on my desktop.

this is actually a problem I had a few months ago, maybe microsoft has since solved this bug?

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I've been encountering some grey areas I'm not able to solve related to OneDrive and it isn't for a lack of trying. What I've been trying to find is the documentation describing OneDrive and how its architecture specifically interacts with Windows 8.1 and Office 2013.

The default in Office 2013 is the save to OneDrive by default. If logged in to a MS account, the path for the save appears to be a local drive (User name's OneDrive >> Documents >> Etc )) but is the familiar address: https:d.docs.live.net/fc**. An online connection is required in order to save or retrieve. What is the benefit of using this method - saving to the web and then having the file sync down to ones computer? Will the file be saved locally or what determines if the file is saved Offline?

Alternatively, one could save to the local machine's SkyDrive directory. Online access not required. The files would sync up at some point in the future. Yet this may significantly delay the syncd updates to the other linked machines and also places a risk of concurrent modifications to a file before the sync can occur. In my test OneDrive didn't warn me that the file had changed before allowing me to modify it. (I haven't downloaded the Windows 7 SkyDrive desktop addon for file sharing in the hope that this may be fixed in Win 8.1.1).

Can anyone point me to the documentation on the design of OneDrive and Office 2013 or explain how these were intended to work together cohesively with netw... Read more

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I have had two BSODS.

Please take a look.

A:BSOD's running fraps, please examine dmp files via my onedrive

Please follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions so we can help you better.


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Keep your files backed-up and synching together across all of your devices using OneDrive Desktop App for Windows which offers 15gb free cloud storage for each Windows Live/Hotmail/Outlook ID and sells more for cheap.

It can be as easy as dragging anything you want backed up into OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) folder which lives both on your HD and in the Cloud, which is the gauzy name for MS Servers. But with a few more minutes configuration you'll have your User folders stored in the cloud ready to access on the internet and sync'd to any of your devices.

After trying several methods for over a year I've settled on physically moving the active User folders to the OneDrive folder with the steps in User Folders - Change Default Location.

You can also place the OneDrive folder on any other HD, but be aware that if it is moved from C and you use Win7 Backup Imaging it will force the inclusion of the data drive to which Onedrive and/or User folders are moved since they are System folders.

You can do the same on all your PC's and have one master set of files hosted and kept Sync'd this way by Onedrive, even access them from any device anywhere via the internet, share them publicly, by invitation, or link.

In using this method the only risk is if you'd delete a file or folder and have it sync on other devices before you realize you still need it. In this case the file/folder will be in each Recycle Bin. For this reason I'd uncheck Recycle Bin in CCleaner so... Read more

A:Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with OneDrive

Hi Greg,

Sounds like a pretty nifty idea. I've got a similar idea and I'm sure there is a downside to it that escapes me at the moment, but instead of copying why not just change the location of your user's document folder from its default location, i.e. via right clicking on the folder, then properties, and then the location tab and choosing change location, and moving it to within your SkyDrive folder on your hard drive? I guess the down side would be every document you saved, unless you made a conscious effort to "Save As" in an alternative location, it would naturally if a document, be automatically saved in the "Default" user's documents folder, which now after the change in locations would happen to be the newly relocated user's "Documents" folder now inside the SkyDrive folder which gets synced to the cloud and you might not want it in the cloud. That's the only downside I can see. Can you think of others? I'm sure I got to be missing something...

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For a long time all my files that I upload to OneDrive have a timestamp that is 4 hours greater than my local time. I'm on EDT. Everything is set fine on my machine. Is there a location option for OneDrive cloud?

A:Files times in the OneDrive cloud are 4 hours ahead.

That would be Redmond time then. Blame it on MS. It appears to be a long known bug, since 2012. Bug with timezones on SkyDrive - Microsoft Community

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Yesterday I decided to purchase an Office 365 subscription which of course includes 1TB of Onedrive. I'm planning to use this to have an online backup of my 750GB of pictures. The problem is that Onedrive doesn't seem to recognize the "Make all files online only" options in settings. I've done this setting in both the Modern App and in Explorer but it doesn't work.

The problem is that when I try to copy all my pictures to Onedrive (in Explorer) I get an error message stating that I don't have enough space. It appears that the copying attempts to create offline copies of all files in my Onedrive folder which is on a disk that only has 170GB space remaining. And I don't have a drive with 750GB available unfortunately... I could of course buy another disk, but this seems like a bug in Onedrive doesn't it?

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro btw.

A:Onedrive offline files setting doesn't seem to work

Did you copy them in Windows Explorer? You should upload it in Internet Explorer. Or other browsers.

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I had both personal and business onedrive accounts on my computer. I no longer need the business account so I unlinked the pc and signed out. I can't get rid of the location in file explorer and I get a constant nag to log in to business onedrive. I no longer have access to the business account.

I have tried everything I could find online but it normally "fixes" the personal too so I have to reverse it. As you can see in the attached image the account in yellow is the one I wish to remove. It doesn't even sync anything at the moment.

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With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can access your saved files in OneDrive just like any other file on your PC without filling up your disk space. Easily tell which files are available online only or offline. Online-only files download on demand with a double-click, and you can make them online only again to free up space ? or, you can select files to always be available offline.

When you turn on Files On-Demand, you?ll see all your files in File Explorer and get new information about each file. New files created online or on another device appear as online-only files, which don?t take up space on your device. When you?re connected to the Internet, you?ll be able to use the files like every other file on your device.

Here?s how to turn on Files On-Demand:
Make sure you?re signed into OneDrive on your device. Right-click the OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and select Settings ? or, select Start, and search for OneDrive.

On the Settings tab, select the Save space and download files as you use them box.

Make a file online-only to save space, and make a file always available offline so it?s always with you:

Right-click a file or folder, and select Always keep on this device or Free up space.

Head over here to learn more about OneDrive Files On-Demand and how to enable it, or here for how to get the Fall Creators Update. Have a great week!


A:Windows 10 Tip: Save disk space with OneDrive Files On-Demand

I'm already using it.

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Hey guys

So I've been using Onenote and Onedrive together for a year now but this issue came up today.

I have my Onenote files in my Onedrive folder so everything syncs as I work. I go to create a new notebook in the folder today, start working and this message pops up. It made no sense because I was working like normal so I close my notebook and open it again. Turns out I can't open the notebook again because every section has corrupted. Great, thanks for "Onenote does not recognise this file and it cannot be opened. It may not be a Onenote file or it may be corrupted"

I make another notebook outside the Onedrive folder, type stuff in, wait for an hour and no message has yet to pop up. I move this notebook into the Onedrive folder and the error message pops up.

So now I'm really annoyed because of time wasted trying to Google some other solutions like force repairing only to say 'Onenote cannot repair this file'. Other solutions haven't worked for me either. Also Onedrive now does this hilarious thing:

Of course I can reinstall Office and Onedrive or just backup to a hard drive but I wanted to see if anyone knew how to solve this before I tried that painful process. I have a suspicion its probably to do with Onedrive though.

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I have a five user Office 365 license.

I want to install OneDrive on an old computer where I want to sync files, but don't need any Office application like Word on that. If I install OneDrive only and use the storage space, will that count as 1 of my 5 Office 365 licences?


A:Does installing only OneDrive and sharing files count towards a Office365 license?

The licenses is for the whole suite, even if you use one component of it.

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How to UNDO(disable) syncing files to OneDrive from your connected device after you have already enabled. Please because I have grasped the answers by Microsoft completely.

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Me again, I'm afraid. You resolved my how-to-save problems in this thread:


I've started this new thread because of so many strange things happening since I powered-up at 5 am GMT today. I accept that some/all may just be that I've moved up from Win7, that many of the issues may just be changes introduced in Win8, that what I'm seeing now is how Win10 works but here we go, in no particular order:

(1) When I viewed the contents of a folder in Win7 and e.g. renamed a file or sub-folder, I'm sure the change appeared immediately. It doesn't now - I've to look at another folder and return; then the renamed folder is there.
(2) When I save a snip say to Desktop (temporarily), in Win7 I'd enter "snip" in the name box and it would bring up all the others snips saved. Useful if I'm saving a sequence of multiple snips. It doesn't now and I have to move down and find the snips already saved.
(3) I went to my Club Secretary folder. There's a number of folders there eg Committee / Subs / Legal and one is 'Other'. In Other is a folder that I wanted to move up to the main Secretary list. I first renamed it then dragged it into Secretary. I saw no change - as per (1). When I came back and looked again, it wasn't there. This happened again. I opened it and moved the five files there into the new folder 'Private Functions' that I'd created. I then went back, found that Functions was still there but when I tried to delete it, it... Read more

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Attackers can access Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive files without a user's password
The so-called "man-in-the-cloud" attack is said to be a common flaw in most cloud-based file synchronization services.

research released at Black Hat conference. Scares crap out of me because I use Dropbox and MS cloud stuff - One Drive and One Note.
Can someone with knowledge tell me whether 2factor authentication can protect you from man-in-the-cloud attacks?

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I have windows vista and I need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer .

Yes I checked C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
I cannot fined any FLV files and flash files .Where else can I look for it ? Any where it saves it in temep folder ? Now I'm trying play it with out a bandwith overload but cannot find the FLV files and flash files .
I'm over the the bandwith .

A:Need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer

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I have two files Avast can not scan. 
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
They look like they might be something to do with Windows 10?
I might have  typo in the warnings - i had to type these in as i cant see how you grab a report from avast.
Any ideas?

A:Avast on Win 7 finding two files it can not scan. Win 10 files?

Correct windows 10 is downloading in the background and there are two folders BT and WS they are, I believe, password prot4ected files until they are installed

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Can someone please tell me if a history and temp internet file exist in win2k and if so where can they be found???? Thanks.


A:help finding files

to find the temp internet file location go to tools menu, internet options. middle section titled temp internet files, select the settings button, it will display the location of the storage location
That is also where the cookies are stored I beleive

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