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Cloud storage service from Microsoft (formerly known as SkyDrive)

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Thumbnails not showing in One Drive folders unless one Drive is running

This was not the case until a few days ago when there was an update (at least on my machine) of sorts that relaunched onedrive. I typically do not keep onedrive running, so I exited it. But since then,...
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OneDrive warnings "Online-only files will be deleted permanently" - how to enable the warnings again later?

When deleting a file from an online-only folder in Windows 10 provided by OneDrive, you get a warning along the lines of "This file will be deleted permanently and not moved to the Recycle Bin.&...
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Is there a way to query size on disk of a file from cmd or powershell if the file is only a remotely available file?

Is there a way to query size on disk of a file from cmd or powershell if the file is only a remotely available file without having to download the file in Windows 10? get-itemproperty for example will ...
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Does Windows 11 show if I have shared a file if I've shared the file with a non-Windows system?

All, I'm currently running Windows 11 Home through Windows Insider Program, beta release. I have shared multiple Word, Excel, and PDF files with my spouse. We are part of the same Family account. They ...
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Friend's OneDrive for Business appearing on my Mac Word

A friend logged into her OneDrive for Business account from my Mac some time ago, and now her files are all appearing as "Recent" in my Mac Office apps (Word 16.53, Excel 16.53). Moreover, I ...
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How to keep OneDrive files on encrypted removable drive

I want to keep OneDrive files on an encrypted virtual drive so that all files will be accessible only after I manually mount the drive. I'm not interested in the Personal Vault feature since on other ...
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Google Chrome Sync Doesn't Persist Between Sessions

I had to reinstall windows after a BSOD loop on my current laptop. After restoring all my personal files from my backup, I installed Google Chrome as usual. I signed into my account and turned on sync ...
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How can I enable cell protection rules on Web Excel?

I'm using the Office 365 app of Microsoft Excel and I'm trying to protect the sheet while enabling a few cells to edit. While it works if I open the file in the app, the protection no longer works if ...
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File name continuously getting re-selected in Windows 10 when running OneDrive

I am having this weird problem. When I try to edit the name of any file via Windows Explorer, I see that the file name keeps getting selected and the focus goes away from what I am typing. For example,...
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OneDrive account on Mac stopped working; trying to re-add account makes preferences dialog exit

I've used two Windows accounts (one personal, one business) with OneDrive on a Mac for many years. Recently, I noticed the icon associated with the business account was no longer in the system menu. ...
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Reset Windows locations hijacked by OneDrive

Apparently Windows 10 pulled a smart one and decided that OneDrive should be the default location for My Documents and I would much rather it not be. I have searched alternative options and found this:...
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OneDrive configured and then removed. How do I restore Documents to it's original location?

My mom accidently configured onedrive on her Windows 10 machine. That moved her Documents folder from: c:\Users\Mom\Documents to c:\Users\Mom\OneDrive\Documents (and maybe created a symlink?) I ...
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$Recycle.Bin Appeared in Onedrive - How do I stop syncing nightmare?

Onedrive is a pain, but for various reasons I'm stuck with it. Sometimes it hammers my laptop HDD just scanning for changes. I figured it's deep nested directories that really does it in. A month ago ...
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Using Robocopy for incremental backup to OneDrive connected as network share

I have OneDrive set up as a network share rather than syncing the local OneDrive folder. I'm trying to use robocopy on Windows 10 in a batch script which will run as a daily scheduled task to "...
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Onedrive for business not syncing new files I create locally - but is for other content

My onedrive for business has stopped syncing new files from my locally synced pc folders back to onedrive/sharepoint/teams. The onedrive app (icon) shows 344 files syncing but they never progress. ...
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Some Word Documents Aren't Found...Need Help (important files)

Have tried everything I can think of to find several word documents that don't open (notification: "sorry we couldn't find is it possible it was moved renamed or deleted") . I never delete ...
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How to run certain OneDrive account at start-up (not all)?

I have two OD accounts on my device. At the start-up OneDrive starts synchronization for all accounts. I want to choose only one. Is there any way besides disconnecting second account? EDIT: The ...
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Is there any way to disallow Robocopy to download files from OneDrive to a local backup?

I hope you can help me. I currently use Robocopy to back up my OneDrive files to a local hard drive with the following command: robocopy Location1 Location2 /MIR /W:0 /R:1 /REG. It works great. ...
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Powershell profile Set-Location cannot find Path? But works normally otherwise

Set-location 'C:\Users\me\OneDrive - Freie Universität Berlin' Including the above in the PowerShell profile leads to "path cannot be found because it doesn't exist" error. It does exist, ...
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How can I access an old OneDrive folder in an old hard drive?

I used to store my documents in the OneDrive folder of an old laptop (LaptopA). The OneDrive folder in LaptopA would sync with the online storage, however, because of the capacity limit, not all the ...
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Moving Google Drive to OneDrive

I'd like to move my cloud data from Google Drive (the old G Suite) to OneDrive. I have the problem that the internal migration tool aka Mover is not working very well, because, I presume, there's just ...
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Can I recover Onedrive files from an old hard drive?

I need to recover some files from an old hard drive. They are in the Onedrive folder and seem to be offline (there’s a cross icon on them and show the O attribute when I do “attrib filename” with any ...
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How do I get OneDrive to return to paused sync during metered connections?

On my Windows 10 laptop, when I connect to a metered network, OneDrive pauses sync which is absolutely what I want in general. However sometimes I want to connect and sync for some specific reason ...
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Deleting legacy SkyDrive folder with corrupted permissions

Yep, you're reading this after 2020! Somehow in my user folder I have a folder titled "Old Onedrive" which is actually C:/Users/<name>/Skydrive. I want to delete it because it's 3.5GB ...
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OneDrive not syncing after remote file changes

OneDrive shows as "up to date" and won't sync anything modified remotely until restarted or until any local modifications are made. Then it scans and updates remote changes. I'm suspecting ...
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Can I only stop OneDrive memorable photos to show up?

It seems that the OneDrive is always showing notifications of historical photos (Look back at your memories) from time to time in the Windows Notifications. I want to disable it, but still keep the ...
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How to place OneDrive on network share

I need to place my OneDrive folder on a network drive. Tried symlinks, doesn't work. Any other tricks to try?
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How to prevent a folder from being synced on OneDrive?

I recently downloaded a very large amount of images for a Machine Learning project. OneDrive is going a little bit crazy about it and I would like it to "ignore" the folder. Ideally, the ...
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Transfer onedrive business folder to another user in the organization

We have a user named tmadeup@onmicrosoft.conglomo.com he is currently housing all the folders everyone uses in one drive like the SpongeBob, rock's modern life, and ah real monsters folders; meaning. ...
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Red cross on OneDrive folder but everything is up to date

I am using the OneDrive personal version. Only the top OneDrive folder in the file explorer has the red cross. All other folders or files seem up to date without any issues. The OneDrive icon in the ...
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Is it possible to reset the contents of my OneDrive cloud storage to default?

I'm planning on upgrading to a new computer either this year or next year, market permitting. I currently use a Microsoft account to log into my Windows machine, as well as the OneDrive integration to ...
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Need Checksum of a file on Onedrive/Sharepoint cloud

I need to check integrity of a file that I have uploaded using Microsoft Graph onto Onedrive/Sharepoint. Is there some checksum available via Microsoft Graph ? Regards Allan
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Identify OneDrive shortcuts in a folder from PowerShell

A recent upgrade to Microsoft 365/OneDrive allows users to add a shortcut to a document library into the root of their personal OneDrive folder: It looks like this in File Explorer: How do you ...
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I need help fixing an illegal file path in desktop caused by one drive

The Desktop's name in One Drive contains Chinese characters and it has issues with programs (For example it breaks zip folders, a bunch of programs like Arduino, etc). The orginal desktop system ...
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Microsoft Office files get stuck on 'Processing' when opening, when within the OneDrive folder

I’ve just received a new laptop for work and am having issues with opening Word, Excel, etc. items that are within the OneDrive directory. They get stuck on this 'Processing' screen when loading a ...
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Word can't save files to a newly created OneDrive folder. Upload Failed because specificed path wasn't found on the server

I create a new folder, I create a new document. I try to save it to the new folder but I can't because... UPLOAD FAILED: This file wasn't upload because the specified path wasn't found on the server ...
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How to determine which application is syncing my desktop folder or remove the sync status?

So, I have a really weird problem: I recently installed OneDrive for Business on my pc and I tried to sync the desktop and documents folder. OneDrive prompted me an error saying that another program ...
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Syncing any local folders to OneDrive using mklink command

I have come across a solution to sync any local folder to OneDrive by following the instructions in the link below: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92892-sync-any-folder-onedrive-windows-10-a.html ...
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Recover unsynced OneDrive files after Windows stuck in `Microcode Revision Mismatch` BSOD loop

I have a PC with dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. Had some power fluctuations when the PC was on. I unplugged it. After booting into Windows now it shows me Microcode Revision Mismatch BSOD and restarts ...
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Checking in Windows file explorer if a file or folder is synced with Onedrive

When browsing my files and folders, is it possible to see somehow in Windows file explorer if a folder or a file is synced with Onedrive? I know that it can be seen in the Onedrive folder but can I ...
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Does the 64-bit version of the OneDrive app have the file count limit?

I am running the 32-version of the OneDrive app on my Windows 10 laptop and apparently it has a 300,000 file max on synchs. That is, if the folder has more than 300k files in its entire folder tree, ...
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Avoiding file replication in MS 365 products

I have an existing file/folder on my Onedrive. I would like to achieve the following: Make this file/folder available in the "files tab" of a Teams channel or a shared Sharepoint folder ...
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Mapped OneDrive on a Terminal Server

1st post, be gentle :) I am currently working in a Hosted Desktop Solution business and more and more clients are starting to utilise OneDrive/Sharepoint combos. This is great however immediately we ...
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How to copy file directly from Google Account drive (not GSuite) into Office365 OneDrive

I am looking for the possible easiest way to backup my some of my Google data onto OneDrive. On Google side I have free Gmail account, on Microsoft side I have OneDrive related to my Office365 "...
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Is the local OneDrive folder moved to Windows.old when installing a new Win10?

I've had a bad BSOD issue and the startup got corrupted. I've tried many workarounds, but no success. So I am convinced I should reinstall Win10. I need my files that are on the corrupted Windows. ...
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OneDrive (fB) syncing gets stuck at the last bit and kills my upload bandwidth

This is about OneDrive for business. For a few days now, most of my uploads on OneDrive have the behavior shown in the screen capture (link below): it uploads fine until the last bit. Then gets stuck, ...
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Can I find out the size of a shared OneDrive folder?

I need to figure out the total size of a shared OneDrive folder. This folder can't synchronized with my local drive since it's huge and contains stuff like backup files from several people in our ...
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Created Personal and Bussines Microsoft account with same email. Delete "Personal" one is it posible?

In the past I created a Personal account on Microsoft using my little company's email "name.lastname@mycomp.cl" (Chile). Recently, I bought Microsoft365 Business Standar and created a ...
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Mac OneDrive migration extremely slow - 100 mb/hour

I've finally gotten around to Cloud storage (OneDrive), and am adding all the files on my 2019 MacBook Pro to the OneDrive folder. It is about 70 GB worth of data and contains 140,000 files. The ...
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OneDrive and Audio tags Dilemma

I use WMP and I would like to put all of my music files on OneDrive and let WMP view the Music library from OneDrive. But when making my music files on OneDrive online only to save space, all of the ...

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