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Cloud storage service from Microsoft (formerly known as SkyDrive)

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Remove OneDrive icon from Navigation Pane while keeping active use of OneDrive itself

Many users here ask how to get rid of OneDrive completely and these questions already have answers. My situation is different. I want to remove only OneDrive icon from Navigation Pane in Windows ...
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Persistent api keys for onedrive embedded excel sheets

I have a site for a golf tournament that is literally just a series of embedded excel worksheets. I used the embed tool built into the web interface for one drive (right click file -> embed -> ...
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OneDrive Screw Up (How to Repair)

Long, weird, story. We ordered a laptop. It has a short: shocks us, completely crashes, and reboots. We’re sending it back. We ordered an AIO as a replacement. Works fine. Wife had stuff on the laptop....
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Context menu missing for OneDrive

I have got a windows 10 pro workstation (not domain joined, version 1909) with two local user accounts. User-A (member of Users) and User-B (member of Administrators). Both users have seperate ...
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Windows: kill/pause a process/programm as soon as another programm is startet

Im automaticly syncing my changed files via onedrive. This is great to automaticly backup files but oftentimes it uses more than 20% of my CPU. Now im working in another very CPU intensive programm ...
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Does Windows 10 Reset also reset OneDrive as default save location [duplicate]

A Microsoft Support website says that "During Windows 10 setup, you should have seen a “Back up your files with OneDrive” screen telling you about the benefits of saving your files to OneDrive. (...
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Can robocopy or an equivalent skip cloudprovider service (OneDrive) files which have not been downloaded?

I have a robocopy script which copies my C:\Usere\%Username% directory to a backup USB drive. I use Onedrive and I have found that when I use the script OneDrive downloads every file so I can copy it -...
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How do I add a custom folder tree to the Windows 10 File Explorer side panel?

OneDrive has its own folder tree on the sidebar in Windows 10's file explorer, but on my own computer something messed up, and the OneDrive folder tree no longer shows up. I'm now using InSync instead ...
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Recently saved files not showing in Exploer with Win10/Office 365/OneDrive

From MS Word (Office 365 edition) I choose the Save As option, and save the current document as a pdf. I then attempt to view/open the pdf file from explorer, and nothing shows. For a considerable ...
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Back up the download folder on win10 in OneDrive

Seems that one drive could only backup "desktop" "documents" "photos", but not the "download" folder?
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Where is a Non-Syncing Windows 10 OneNote Notebook Saved?

I had a OneNote Notebook on the Windows 10 Store version of OneNote, which requires the file to be synced up to OneDrive. About 6 months ago, though, my Notebook stopped syncing up to the OneDrive ...
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OneDrive folders duplicated?

I bought the microsoft 365 subscription to get 1TB OneDrive. I think I've set something up wrong. In Windows Explorer, I dragged my Pictures folder to the OneDrive folder instead of setting up backups ...
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Mirror Windows Server Shared Folder to OneDrive

We have on premises Windows 2012 Server with many File shares. Employees at office are using these shares. Some employees have Microsoft 365 Business Premium licenses, others have regular 2016 or 2013 ...
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Office : Processing dialog… What is that?

Since I am using OneDrive, every time I save a document locally have this weird dialogue that pops out several time during 3-4 seconds. Interestingly the first message is Contacting the server which ...
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Changing Windows User Folders (3D Objects, Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Favorites, Pictures, and Videos) to a OneDrive folder with a batch file

I have found a manual way of doing this, where if you go to your default user folders (3D Objects, Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Favorites, Pictures, and Videos), and right click then properties, ...
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OneDrive Foto Folder not showing some shared folders

Me, my wife and my son have a OneDrive account. My phone's camera album is shared with her (editable) My son's phone's camera album is shared with her (editable) Under the virtual folder "fotos&...
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Preserve OneDrive sync'd local files during fresh windows install?

Is it possible to backup my local OneDrive files before I do a fresh installation? I want to avoid downloading them all again on the other side of a fresh installation of windows or a new computer. ...
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Office 365 A1 Plus for faculty, what will happen to files in local OneDrive folder when license ends

I have Office 365 A1 Plus for faculty. As part of this license, I have 1 TB of storage in OneDrive that I can sync to my Windows 10 personal computer. At some point, the school that I teach for will ...
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Sort parent folders based on sub folder date modified order

When selecting Onedrive local storage to sort by date modified, it seems Windows take in to consideration only the immediate layer. 0th layer I guess. how to trigger parent folder modified date when ...
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How to open shared Excel workbook larger than 5MB?

I was sent a link to a shared Excel file on OneDrive. When I click it, OneDrive says: Sorry, we can't open your workbook in Excel Online because it exceeds the 5 MB file size limit. All I get is a ...
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Sync any folder to OneDrive without moving it from different drives e.g. D:/ to C:/

I'm looking for a way to sync any folder to OneDrive without moving it from different drives e.g. D:/ to C:/ local OneDrive folder. Or ...mklink /J does not work due to the different drives. Any idea?...
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Exclude specific file types or large files from OneDrive syncing

As described in the title I would like to exclude some files from syncing to my (personal) OneDrive to save some space. I have some folders that I wish to sync but in some of them there are quite ...
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Is it possible to sync any other folder without desktop, documents, pictures on onedrive?

I am using windows 10 as my operating system. I have a microsoft account which is added to this pc. Only desktop, documents and pictures folder can sync with onedrive. How can I sync other folders ...
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Custom icon overlays not showing in OneDrive folders

I've downloaded the link shell extension, which among other things is supposed to show special icon overlays for hard links and symbolic links like this: However, these icon overlays don't show in ...
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One drive dialog “save space and download files as you use them” stuck

Has anyone else encountered the problem that with a fresh install of windows 10 when I untick "save space and download files as you use them", and select OK, that the dialog stays "...
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OneDrive will not allow folder to stop syncing

I have a few repositories setup on my machine and OneDrive is interfering with me doing npm installs and running build scripts due to it locking files at random or not granting access even when I give ...
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Refresh Power Query For Excel File in OneDrive

I have a Microsoft Form that saves to an Excel file in my OneDrive. I use Power Queries to manipulate the data. This works fine for when I need open the excel file on my computer and I can then ...
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Can't turn off Files On-Demand in OneDrive

I bought a new PC and installed Windows 10. I have almost 1TB of files on OneDrive, and I want it all to be available offline. However, when I try to deactivate the "Save space and download files ...
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To what extent can Office 365 Admins see their User's Data

I have been using an Office 365 Account (including it's services such as OneDrive, Outlook, OneNote and more) provided by an institution for over four years now. I'm wondering on how much access ...
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How do I stop a device from showing OneDrive files in the Jump Lists and Recents in Office apps?

I am using the same Office login for two devices: my personal laptop, and the other being a computer I use along with my family. I do not want the other users of the shared computer to have access to ...
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Removing OneDrive Without Adminstrator Rights

I am using a virtual remote desktop. On advice from IT, I activated OneDrive. But using it with ArcGIS has been a nightmare. I have followed the instructions to Turn Off, Disable or Uninstall ...
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Company Wide Shared Folder [closed]

What's the most common way to create a (mostly) company-wide shared folder for a small business (< 20 employees) with Office 365 and OneDrive? I've searched back and forth on Google and can't get a ...
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How to remove OneDrive sync status icons on Desktop

I'm on Windows 10 and I have a question regarding OneDrive sync status icons. Usually, these are displayed in the File Explorer next to the file. I have Desktop sync set up in OneDrive so all my files ...
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Stop OneDrive share for a Desktop subfolder

I am planning on using this PC (windows 10) with virtual machines. This can take up several hundreds of GBs, and my OneDrive cannot store that. I plan to keep them on my Desktop, but it is being ...
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Exclude specific sub-folders from the OneDrive Important PC backup folders

As you know, OneDrive lets you to backup PC folders called 'Desktop', 'Documents' and 'Pictures' under Important PC Folders section. I want to backup all these folders except one of these folders ...
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Accidentally deleted all OneDrive files while cleaning up OneDrive and can’t recover them with Restore [duplicate]

I was cleaning up my computer to essentially start fresh, and at one point I was on OneDrive to clean that up as well. But when I went to load up a certain image to admire, that's when I realized it - ...
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MS OneDrive Sharing

I cannot seem to find the answer to this online so wondered if anyone would know. I have set up a folder in OneDrive and shared it with two colleagues. Does anyone know if, when I upload a new file ...
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Where would my emails go if I set an alias?

I have a microsoft account that I have some files on. Now I want to add my other microsoft account that I have some files on that too as an alias to the first account. What will happen to my files? ...
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OneDrive Business: Folder shows green checkmark although directory is not completely synchronized

OneDrive Business is syncing to the local file system. In the file explorer, it often happens that a folder shows a green check mark, but when I go into the folder, then some of the content shows the ...
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Onedrive could not be reinstalled in windows7 pc 32bit- error code 0x80040c97

I have and 32 bit pc in which installed windows7. Earlier I use onedrive on it. But due to some reason I have to format my PC. So when I tried to reinstall Onedrive on it, it could not be reinstalled ...
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I can't open .docx without it being in onedrive

Whenever I download a .docx file (word file), whether from my email or from the internet, word always brings up this error message: I do not know what is happening. Luckily, I have onedrive and ...
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Access Collections from outside Edge Chromium browser (Linux)

There is a very neat Collections feature in Edge Beta (Chromium based) as described in Windows blog (first announced in May 2019) and more improved on March 2020 (venturebeat blog). Collections are ...
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Excel is missing as standard app

Excel (Office 365) is suddenly missing as a "standard app" (possibly after an update). Although I associated xlsx-files with Excel within the windows settings ("choose default apps by file type"-...
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Linking OneDrive media in PowerPoint presentation when OneDrive is on different paths

I have several PPTX presentations that contain linked videos (not embedded because of file size). The presentations themselves are stored in OneDrive as well as the videos. However, on my home PC ...
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Completely Remove OneDrive from Office Apps

I would like to completely remove OneDrive integration from Office apps. This is the default menu: I'd like to remove the highlighted section completely. I modified HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\16....
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HTML <audio> with mp3 stored on OneDrive

I'm trying to figure out a way of storing mp3. files on OneDrive and using HTML <audio> tags to play them on a website. I want to mention that it's a small site and I'm doing this just to help (...
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Is there a list of files OneDrive surreptitiously deletes?

As discussed more fully in a previous question, OneDrive silently* deletes OneNote files placed on OneDrive. A commenter mentioned this microsoft article mentioning that "Moving an existing ...
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Unable to crete mklink Onedrive business account

I am trying to create a symbolic link on my to redirect the Local folder to Onedrive. I am pretty sure the syntax is correct but cannot understand how to clear this error. I have tried both commands ...
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Sync only some folders from My Documents to OneDrive

I have the default OneDrive with 5GB, and I sync My Documents folder to it. The issue occurs when I get too much data in My Documents and I want to deselect some folders from syncing. But as I see, ...
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How can I get visualization of folder sizes within OneDrive folder?

My usual tactic for getting visualization of the relative sizes of folders is to use the free tool SpaceSniffer which presents a handy interactive box view of the sizes of folders and subfolders ...

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