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OpenDNS: Block “File Sharing” Category But Allow OneDrive

I am using OpenDNS to block the entire category "File Sharing" because my son is randomly downloading illegal MP3s and I need to prevent him from doing that. However, this has also broken OneDrive ...
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How to sync OneDrive files between W8.1 and Android device

I am (unfortunately) using upgrade to W8.1 on PC, but accessing my OneDrive folders is no problem from PC. I have been unable for several months, though, to access NEW OneDrive folders/files from my ...
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What happens to a Microsoft account if a custom domain expires?

My family uses Microsoft accounts to logon to our PC's, OneDrive, etc. All of our accounts belong to a custom domain (*@something.dk), that I have purchased. What happens to our Microsoft accounts ...
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Forcing Windows 10 to sync account settings

Today I wanted to ask if there is any way to force settings synchronization in Windows 10? Last day I decided to reinstall my Windows 10, but after installing new instance Windows won't ask me if I ...
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Rename existing tag in OneDrive

I created a photo tag name in OneDrive and after tagging many photos, I found a typo in the tag, that I'd like to correct. How can I rename that tag? Can it be done? Many thanks.
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Shared Microsoft Project on One Drive does not open

My colleague shared a Microsoft Project 2016 File on One Drive with me. It appears in my Shared folder, he has also given me rights to edit. When I open One Drive on the web, I get the option to ...
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Remove Microsoft Bloatware ( OneDrive, Defender, Games, Ads, etc ) from Windows 10?

I simply want to get rid of all non critical Microsoft programs from Windows 10. They've made it incredibly difficult to permanently kill Defender and One Drive. Even after they are removed, you'll ...
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What is the most efficient/foolproof way to backup personal files from an entire hard drive?

I am on the cusp of obtaining a new laptop; is there a "shortcut" to saving all my "personal" files (those created by me - documents, spreadsheets, source code, etc.) from my old laptop so that they ...
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Upload Failed: This file is locked for editing by <my name>

MS Office using OneDrive for Business tells me that I have locked a file for editing. How can I unlock it so that I can use and save it? Here is what I have tried: Close all open Web browsers (in ...
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OneDrive subscription and Office 365

I bought a 100GB OneDrive subscription last year and used about 70% of the space. A couple of months ago I bought an Office 365 subscription that comes with 1TB of OneDrive storage. I still have over ...
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Soft Link/Hard Link Script for OneDrive

My problem is the following: I had redirected all my Users/Documents, /Pictures, /Videos, /Music folders to another Drive, but also merged them with my relocated OneDrive. Everything was fine and all ...
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OneDrive file security on borrowed laptop

Say I borrow someone's Windows 10 laptop temporarily, and they make me a guest account which I log into using my Microsoft account. I assume OneDrive would make local copies of all my cloud-stored ...
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What happens if I add identical files on two PCs at the same time?

I want to add my music collection to OneDrive, but my internet is pretty bad. My OneDrive is connected to my PC and my Laptop. If I added all the files to my PC and Laptop at the same time would it ...
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Windows 10 - How to keep two folders two way synched

I am running Windows 10 and have two folders, one is in my Dropbox folder and the other is in my OneDrive folder that I want to keep two way synched. Is there a good way to do this in Windows 10? ...
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Missing files from Skydrive to Onedrive

I've been using Skydrive for years and only now decided to update it to Onedrive. When I installed the Onedrive, all my files in Skydrive are gone. How can I recover them??
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Can I prevent OneDrive from syncing certain photos onto a certain computer?

I use a Windows phone which automatically uploads photos for backup onto OneDrive which is nice - I can view them on my home laptop. I also use a Windows computer at work which is linked to my ...
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Remove cloud service popups on boot

Does anyone know how to remove the annoying cloud service popup windows on boot? I'm talking primarily Adobe's 'Creative Cloud' but also Microsoft OneDrive. One Windows 10, but also OSx for the ...
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How do you share a PowerPoint presentation and have it open to a specific slide?

I'm sharing a PowerPoint presentation on OneDrive. Is there a way to specify that, when it's opened, it opens at a specific slide?
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OneDrive for Business for Mac 17.3.6296

Has anyone figured out how to enable logging or debug mode for OneDrive for Business for Mac 17.3.6296? There do not appear to be any options in the client. How about some kind of Terminal hack? ...
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OneDrive completely gone from Windows 8.1. Any way to get it back?

tl;dr: No matter, what I do, I can't access OneDrive folder on my Windows 8.1-based PC. I have tried a number of different approaches (explained in details below) and still ended up with nothing. Is ...
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How to change ownership of files and folders in Onedrive for Business?

Do anyone know? I have finally figured out how to copy file trees but now I want to set the ownership back to the original creator of the files. (I'm trying to convince my fellow board members of a ...
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Windows 10 Camera app error - missing camera roll?

My Camera app hasn't been working for at least a couple of months now on my Windows 10 laptop (which is fully updated). I made the mistake of trying to get my camera roll to automatically sync with ...
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Temporarily disable Onedrive for Business in Office 2013

I'm using a PC with Office 2013, including OneDrive for Business 2013 (SkyDrive, Groove, etc), and am having problems with apps hanging. I have a folder synced with a corporate Sharepoint 2013 over ...
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Sync from Computer to onedrive

I synced my onedrive for business files to my computer. There were a number of files that were having trouble syncing, so I hit "Repair OneDrive." Somehow that crashed my computer and I had to ...
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Remove one drive from Win 10

I use Amazon Cloud and would prefer not to have One Drive active on my computer. Also, from a cleanliness standpoint I would like to remove the icon, etc. as well. However (and not surprisingly) it ...
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Fixing new Office 2016 Sync Conflict with OneDrive

I solved a slight variation on the issue described here... haven't posted on superuser.com before so I decided to post my findings in a new question :-) This problem came up after an Office 2016 ...
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OneDrive clients faster than others?

I am using OneDrive to keep same files in two different machines (one with Windows 7 and the other with Windows 8.1). When I edit these files from the Windows 7 machine, changes are instantly updated ...
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Strange issue with .docx files using OneDrive

I have really strange and irritating issue using Microsoft Office and OneDrive on my Windows 8.1 machine. Current version of Office is 2016, but same issue was also on Office 2013. For example, I ...
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How do I automatically backup a file to OneDrive? [duplicate]

I have an important file in c:\users\me\app\roaming\foo\, is there any way to mark it so that it automatically syncs to onedrive? edit: Other solutions involve scheduled backups to the OneDrive ...
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Comparing files in folders in windows

I am in need of a solution that allows me to compare a sum of of files within two different directories. I was performing a half terabyte copy to Onedrive for business from a NAS device when some ...
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How can I change the OneDrive directory to my User directory?

I want OneDrive to make my user directory (C:\Users\Raj) its base directory. I'm on Windows 7 x64, and its latest stable OneDrive build (17.3.6201.1019) on a Personal OneDrive account.
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Can you set up a OneDrive folder to drop a copy of a file into multiple shared folders?

This is a very specific situation I'm asking about, so I'm not interested in alternate solutions, I want to know if this can be done. In OneDrive, instead of dragging files into multiple shared ...
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What is the location of the temp file for OneDrive for business Sync

So I am trying to sync my onedrive for business with my PC. I have one single file and two empty folders on my OneDrive which is around 550 MB. I have a 2 mbps connection and I am waiting for the file ...
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Configure cloud service providers

I purchased a Windows 10 PC for testing. I don't use third party cloud service providers, so I would like to completely remove OneDrive. I have my own personal cloud, so I would like the Operating ...
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How to add files to a non-synced OneDrive folder?

I have an archive folder on my OneDrive that's used for older files that I no longer need to access it regularly. Because of that, and the fact that it takes up significant amounts of disk space, it ...
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How to get a direct link to a public file I store on OneDrive?

On my PC I routinely drop files into OneDrive via the Windows Explorer. How do I get a link to the file without having to go to the website and sharing it publicly? Example. I drop file foobar.txt ...
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How Do I Avoid Access Denied When Reclaiming Local Libraries in Windows 10?

After installing Windows 10 from scratch (now updated to the latest 1151 update), my local directories (ie. Documents and Pictures) are mirroring whatever is placed in my OneDrive Documents and ...
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Does it make sense to use my local OneDrive folder as my actual work folder and keep local copies of files only *and only* there?

I thought that it would be practical to move all my work folders structure and all of their contents to my local OneDrive folder (which I've already changed from the default location to a new folder ...
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Why are all images from my PC copied into One Drive?

I was looking through my photos on One Drive and noticed that every jpg on my PC has been copied up to the cloud. This is wasting a tremendous amount of space and I am afraid that deleting them will ...
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Word 2016 not shared when opened from Ondrive Desktop

I have a Word 2016 document in a shared folder. The document was saved to OneDrive through Word 2016 Desktop app. I made sure the document was saved and uploaded. When I open the document from the ...
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is there a way to commit only once per day?

I'm fairly new to onedrive, so my question is probably really simple. Context : I'd like to be able to use some file without them committing to onedrive every time I save. However, I'd like this ...
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Sync Microsoft OneDrive with a folder on EXT4 partition in dual boot scenario

I use Ubuntu and Windows 10 in dual boot scenario. As a student I received plenty of storage on Microsoft OneDrive and I would like to upload and sync my files. I primarily use Ubuntu and prefer to ...
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CMD option to exit OneDrive

I am running OneDrive sync by creating scheduled tasks in Windows Task Scheduler. I have two tasks, one to start OneDrive's desktop app and the other kills it. I am currently using taskkill to get ...
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What user's settings does microsoft account save in the cloud?

I noticed that when i log in with my MS account on Windows 10 PC it not only restores my appearence settings (i.e. wallpaper). It also remembers things like cmd.exe settings (fonts, selection), ...
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OneDrive for Business giving 'Credentials Needed' error on every file

Since changing my password, OneDrive for Business (Office 2013) will no longer sync any files. It is showing sync errors against every file saying ‘Credentials Needed’ when I click any of these sync ...
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Make OneDrive desktop play nice with Bitlocker protected drives

Here is my environment: Windows 10 (also occurs with 8.1) System partition C: is not encrypted using bitlocker "Data" partition E: is encrypted using bitlocker with manual unlock OneDrive desktop ...
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OneDrive files have all disappeared after windows restore

Logging into OneDrive, all my files and folders have disappeared. There's 15gb free space and nothing in the recycling bin. The laptop that was synced to the Drive broke and had been offline for a ...
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transfer folder between one drive accounts

I have a folder on my one drive account. I want to get this folder added to a onedrive account of someone else for which I have file editing permissions. How do I do this? I can't even seem to find ...
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Exclude a folder from search results in OneDrive web interface

Is it possible to exclude results from a single directory (branch) when searching for a filename in OneDrive web interface? If so what would the search query syntax be?
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In Win 10, how do I move a folder to onedrive?

I have a new Windows 10 computer. I want to move my documents folder to one drive. how do I do this? Once a file is in Onedrive, can I access it without having internet access?