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Cloud storage service from Microsoft (formerly known as SkyDrive)

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Office365/OneDrive: share files independent of a specific user

I'm responsible for a an IIS web site in our organization that has links to shared documents (.docx files, .pdfs, .mp4 videos, etc.). We used to post the files on OneDrive, create a share, and copy/...
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I canceled a OneDrive syncing and now have files with "-copy" added to the file name. How do I retain the file but remove "copy" from its name?

I tried using OneDrive and found it was copying all the files from my home computer to my work computer so I stopped the process in the middle. I broke the connection, deleted OneDrive, and that ...
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Batch Script to Pause and Resume One Drive Sync?

Is there a batch script or other way to Pause or Resume OneDrive local sync? I have some folders that are synced on One Drive. But I do not want it to continuously sync. I would like to have a a ...
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Tell OneDrive Commercial not to download all of the files on a specific computer?

Is there a way to free up space on a computer by telling OneDrive Commercial, I no longer want to store all of these files on a local hard drive? But keep them on a different computer?
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How to change OneDrive from owning MyDocument into just a shared drive? [duplicate]

I think I made a (common) mistake when installing Windows 10 and signing in OneDrive. I noticed OneDrive is trying to sync everything down from cloud. I don't want that. So I signed out of OneDrive ...
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OneDrive for Business disable "Always remove files" checkbox

We require our OneDrive users to confirm large delete operations, to prevent shared libraries from being deleted accidentally. However, there's a checkbox in the notification that can prevent this ...
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Make OneDrive be my default Documents, Desktop directories, etc

I just had to wipe my drive and start over with Windows 10. I have a 365 subscription. Previously, OneDrive's version of Documents, Desktop, Pictures, etc. seemed to be my defaults. So in the Quick ...
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Storing Documents on Cloud safety concerns

I am in the process of scanning and storing all my important documents on a cloud drive. For example OneDrive. My question is how safe is this. There are lots of contradictory on the web about the ...
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How to remove these icons from Settings app?

I am primarily a Linux user, but currently I'm configuring a laptop with preinstalled Windows 10 and need to tweak several things. When I open the Settings app, three icons referring to logging to ...
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Sharepoint document shared with me no longer opens in browser

My colleague J at another institution shared a read-only Sharepoint document with me and other colleagues at other institutions via link sharing. I was able to view the whole document in my browser ...
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Sign in window for OneDrive never appears for one user only

We have one user on a Domain account that is unable to run OneDrive through the App/File Explorer. They are able to access it all through the Web App, but not the desktop. We have: reinstalled ...
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How to make OneDrive sync on an external HDD under MacOS?

The question is in the title. Microsoft gives these instructions, however the part for Mac is either obsolete or just never worked (and look unfinished to be honest. No matter which file system I ...
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How to stop Win11 OneDrive invasive behavior

I got a new Win11 laptop a few weeks ago. I have the free 5G OneDrive plan, it is 80% full, that is OK, I don't use it that much. I used a thumb drive to copy several gigabytes of pictures from my old ...
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How do I find "processing" files in OneDrive?

OneDrive (Personal) on my Windows 10 has got stuck saying "Processing 4 changes". I have tried all the advice I can find for getting it unstuck, including running 2 resets and unlinking and ...
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Archiving cloud stored files to speed up syncing

I have a lot of small files (50,000+) stored in OneDrive. Whenever I log into OneDrive on a new computer, it takes a long time for it to sync the files (without downloading). Will it speed things up ...
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Microsoft whiteboards are not saved on my OneDrive

I've recently started using microsoft whiteboard. Initially from the windows app which, although pretty good, sucks because it lacks even basic functionalities like exporting a wb. I have found though ...
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MS Word Not Recognizing Files in OneDrive when Offline

So I write on a cheap remote laptop, for areas far from mobile data or wifi. I have another laptop in my office that is on wifi. I use OneDrive to sync the documents. Everything works fine on my ...
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Windows keeps storing wrong credentials for onedrive mapped as network drive

I have my onedrive mapped as a network drive with drive letter X:. The first time I open the drive after a reboot, I get prompted for the login credentials, with the credentials prefilled, just ...
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OneDrive for MacOS hangs with "Preparing to upload"

My OneDrive for Mac stalled uploading/syncing files [see screenshot]. Basic things that did not work: Restarting the application. Finding and moving/deleting the files shown in the UI. It just gets '...
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rclone to OneDrive is excruciatingly slow

I have a directory with 10GB (1M files) in it. rclone sync is taking multiple days to upload it to OneDrive. I have a dedicated 11Mbps uplink. With my uplink speed this should take 2 hours. As proof, ...
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onedrive won't let me stop syncing Desktop and Documents

I'm using Windows 11, and I have Onedrive set to sync Desktop and Downloads. I don't like this feature, because every time I put a 1 gig file on either folder it instantly starts syncing to my ...
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Get rid of "add shortcut to OneDrive" ad

Whenever I work with files in Teams, a blue marker is blinking below "Add shortcut to OneDrive". It started a few weeks ago, at first I thought it's just highlighting a new feature, however ...
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Sharepoint/One Drive "Free up space"

I use sharepoint to host files on the cloud, with a shortcut added to OneDrive so we can browse the files through windows explorer. We have a lot of automation, which pulls files locally and processes ...
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Search for files by synchronization status

I can search for file names, types, dates etc. How can I search for non-fully-synchronized (not synchronized to the cloud, not available locally, not always downloaded, each sorted) files in a huge ...
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How to view files/folders shared with me in the OneDrive windows desktop interface?

In the OneDrive web portal's Shared section I can see all files/folders that are shared with me. In my Windows OS I have installed OneDrive and it is getting synced into D:\OneDriveFiles folder. I can ...
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Wha can't I move my Documents folder?

I'm running out of space on my C drive, so I started moving my data folders to my hdd. To do this, I opened file explorer, right clicked the folder (e.g. "My Videos") and changed the ...
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How to sync OneDrive even when I'm signed-out from the computer?

I work on a server computer and have setup OneDrive. Sync is working fine. The folder into which the files get synced is shared on the network. When I sign-out from my computer, the OneDrive sync ...
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OneDrive Web shows Classic UI when authenticated - how to restore?

In my OneDrive, when authenticated, and Tiles is selected, in picture folder (example below is Camera roll) I get the old view - with small previews, text separate and overall lots of whitespace ...
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How can I rename my root OneDrive folder?

Here's what happened: I had a OneDrive Business acoount at my Windows 10, the path was "D:\OneDrive - Company", as usual. I had to re-link the account due to an error with another account, ...
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How to access files shared via OneDrive `direct access` mode?

OneDrive allows 2 ways to share files/folders: Link sharing Direct access When someone shares a file with me with option 1 (link sharing), then I need to have the link to access the file. This ...
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How to delete the OneDrive reparse point?

I replaced the HDD from my machine by an SSD, and I'm trying to use the old HDD for other purposes, without reformatting it. My new SSD is booting as C:\ and the old HDD (which used to be C:\) is now ...
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Sync folder in same path, but different device

I have the folder C:\wamp64\www\webProject on a laptop (let's call it A). What I want to do is sync that folder to the same location, but on a desktop (B), so that every time I make a change on the ...
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Syncing OneDrive in fixed intervals instead of constantly

Sometimes during work, I generate and delete hundreds of temporary files that end up in different directories. The directories are being synced with OneDrive, which ends up constantly shoving these ...
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How can OneDrive be completely disabled in Windows 11?

How can OneDrive be completely disabled in Windows 11? Don't want what I create in the 'cloud'. Yes. I've considered encrypting it, but still want OneDrive fully disabled. Yes, I know that removing '...
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Determining if a OneDrive file is synced locally via a terminal

Is there any way to check if a OneDrive file is saved locally via a terminal in Windows? I'd like to automatically run a check of all data files associated with a project without the user having to ...
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Disable UAC in unattended without breaking OneDrive

So this was an issue I ran into a while back and suddenly it has re-appeared. Not sure if its because of a newer build of windows or what but here goes. In my unattended file, i have the following ...
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Can't download large folders from onedrive on chromium and firefox

I want to download my pictures and documents from onedrive on Linux. However onedrive is stupidly slow (maybe because I didn't access my files for 1 year). The zip-file download is extremely slow (Not ...
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Hard disk image files don't upload to OneDrive

I would like to store my hard drive images in the cloud, so that they are not at risk if the local PC breaks down. However, OneDrive (using the desktop client for Windows) does not upload the images. ...
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To ensure "Date Modified" doesn't change, want to open all Word and Excel in Read-Only or Protected Mode - how?

In order to avoid OneDrive Office documents' "Date Modified" field changing whenever I open and navigate a doc, I want all OneDrive and OneDrive for Business documents to open in Read-Only ...
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Can't create Word sub-documents when original file is in OneDrive?

If I have a local file, or a file on a mapped network drive, I can use the master document tools to split it (create sub-documents). If I have a file on my OneDrive, fully synched locally, Word doesn'...
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OneDrive doesn't upload local *.TMP files -- workaround?

I would like to sync a folder where Microsoft Word (and PowerPoint, for that matter) store their temporary autosave files, with OneDrive. That way, if Word or PowerPoint crash and for some reason some ...
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Exclude all symbolic link folders from OneDrive sync

I work on many projects that are saved on my local OneDrive folder that are then synced using OneDrive to the cloud. In each project, I use symbolic links (aka symlinks) to link to data stored on ...
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Add existing folders with identical content on multiple PCs to OneDrive

I have two PCs in two different locations, each with a folder named "Foo". The folders have identical content of around 50GB, and will be kept in sync via OneDrive in the future. Can I add ...
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OneNote 2016 cannot get my notebooks after Windows update

I am using Windows 7 and MS Office Professional Plus 2016. Everything works fine until Windows pushed me to update which includes many MS Office updates yesterday. I did and then OneNote stopped ...
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Permanently deleted files from the desktop (OneDrive cloud) [duplicate]

The most terrible problem of every person or teenager has arisen. I decided to clean the computer, as I noticed that the "C" disk was clogged. Logged into the WizTree app. I scanned it, saw ...
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How to unlink "Documents" from OneDrive

I've been searching for the answer to this for a while and have tried all the useful solutions both here and on other sites. I recently stumbled on the solution myself by accident. In File Explorer my ...
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One drive cloud, 2 laptops, local transfer for a mirror

I have 2 laptops and one OneDrive account. This account has files of a size of 120 GB. I would like to format one of my laptops. So the OneDrive folder will be deleted. Can I copy the files from the ...
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Excel for mac stuck at "upload pending" when saving a file

The file in question is a shared file from another user in onedrive. I usually perform "open in app" on the onedrive web interface. This has worked for me for a long time. However not sure ...
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Are there other ways for co-editing with Word than OneDrive?

For my company we would like to co-edit documents, but we don't like the privacy concerns about Microsoft OneDrive because it's hosted in the US. Are there any other possibilities to use word together ...
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Onedrive doesn't sync to the building icon, instead sync to the OneDrive - Tenant Name

I tried syncing a Teams General folder to Onedrive in a new PC, but it is always syncing to Onedrive - Icon in Onedrive We are using Microsoft Teams in the company, and we had added several Teams ...

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