8 replies on How to Configure How the OneDrive Website Works

  1. Burton says:

    What I would like to know is why I can fetch files from my laptop when using my desktop computer, but can’t fetch files from my desktop when using my laptop computer. I’ve tried to resolve the problem using the forum on Microsoft Answers, but the forum moderators keep passing me off to another moderator without ever really trying to help me with this problem. Have you any idea where or to whom I can get help with this problem?

  2. Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

    Read this tutorial and set Skydrive the same on both: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/onedrive-fetch-files/

    Remember – you must have the desktop application installed on both and set correctly.

  3. Burton says:

    I tried reinstalling the Skydrive app on both my computers and was careful to make sure that the fetch feature was enabled. Nevertheless, I am still unable to fetch files that are on my desktop computer while using my laptop,

    I went to the Microsoft Community forum seeking help. All I’ve gotten from them so far is a run around and a hand off from one Moderator to another.

    The funny thing is, I AM able to access ANY file on my laptop from my desktop computer. I suppose that if I can’t figure out why the fetch feature won’t work both ways for me, I can go back to using TeamViewer again and forget about using Skydrive.

    Thanks Ciprian

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      What about your firewall? It might be blocking the access required. Disable it temporarily and see if the fetch works.

  4. Burton says:

    No proxy Ciprian, but thanks for giving it a try. Keep up the good work. I’ll give that bunch in the Windows Community one more chance to try to solve the problem of my misbehaving computer before I quit using Skydrive.


    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      Thanks for the appreciation and sorry I couldn’t help more. I hope you will keep reading our website, at least from time to time. 🙂

  5. Tanis says:

    I have Onedrive on a Win 8.1 computer. However the upload speed is simply terrible. In the same network or even the same computer, I can upload to Google Drive some 10X,20X faster. Why?

    • Julian Atanasoae says:

      The differences may be in the way Google Drive was architected and that could facilitate higher upload speeds. It ultimately depends on the quality of your Internet connection.

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