OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service for both home and business users. We use it daily to back up our files, and synchronize them across devices. If you use OneDrive for Windows, you should also install it on your Android smartphone and tablet. If you take a lot of pictures, consider enabling the camera upload feature, so that you back up your pictures and movies, with OneDrive, and get access to them on your Windows devices. Here is how to configure the OneDrive app for Android, to back up your pictures and movies:
Although we like the OneDrive service and we use it on our Windows devices, there are a few quirks that we have trouble with. One of it is the fact that it is difficult to figure out how to convince OneDrive to manually synchronize your files right now, without waiting for it to discover your newly added files in a couple of minutes. Another quirk is that sometimes you need to know when it performed the last synchronization so that you have an idea whether it has synchronized the latest files you have added or not.
One of the coolest features of OneDrive is the fact that it keeps the version history of your synchronized files so that you can recover older versions when you need to. For example, you may be working on an Excel file with someone else, or you may work alone on it, but on multiple devices. At some point, a mistake is made, and the Excel file is no longer useful. You can save time and restore an older version of it, so that you can resume working from a version that is useful, instead of redoing everything all over again.
Many people use Microsoft services in their web browsers. Millions of people use the Outlook.com e-mail and calendar service. Some use OneNote online, others OneDrive, and so on. You may use these online services in English and need to switch to another language, like Spanish, German, or French. What do you do in this case? Fortunately, all of Microsoft's online services can be used in dozens of languages. Here is how to change the display language for Microsoft's online, consumer services:
Streaming music from your cloud storage account is a service that most big names in the tech world offer. For example, Google has its Google Play Music, and Apple has its Apple Music. Microsoft also offers a similar service that is running on OneDrive, with the help of their Groove Music app. It lets you stream your music collection on any device on which you have installed the Groove Music app. It is a great feature that lets you enjoy your music almost anywhere you are. It is also easy to setup and use, as you will see in this tutorial:
If you use Windows 7 and a cloud storage solution like Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive, you may want to set Windows Explorer so that it starts by opening the OneDrive folder, or your Dropbox, or your Google Drive. Doing this is not very intuitive, and it takes a few steps which you may not figure out on your own. Here is how to set Windows Explorer, in Windows 7, to start in a folder of your choosing:
OneDrive is one of the best cloud storage services in the world, but that does not necessarily mean that everyone likes it. If you have it on your Windows computer, but you do not want it, you might be searching for a way to remove it. Maybe you want that because you prefer other cloud services and apps like Google Drive or Dropbox. Or perhaps you do not use cloud storage at all. Whatever your reason is for wanting to uninstall OneDrive from Windows, this guide shows you how it is done, in Windows 10, Windows 7, and in Windows 8.1. Let's begin:
OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud service for storing and sharing files. You can store business documents, presentations, pictures, videos, your personal folders and many other types of items. You can share anything from OneDrive using the OneDrive app for Windows, iOS, Android and so on. However, you can also share stuff from the OneDrive website, in any web browser that you want to use. Here's how it is done:
In the past, the OneDrive client for Windows used to show placeholders in File Explorer for all the files that you had stored in the cloud, even if those files were not available locally on your computer or device. Unfortunately, this feature disappeared from Windows a while ago, stirring discontent from users. In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft brings the feature back, but now they are calling it Files On-Demand. If you want to know what Files On-Demand is, how it works and how to use it, read this tutorial:
Did you know that OneDrive has a Recycle bin folder, just like Windows does? It uses that folder to store the files that you deleted on any of your OneDrive synchronized devices, for 30 days after they are removed. You can then use the Recycle bin to "undelete" your files and recover them when required. Here's how to use the Recycle bin to recover deleted files and folders from OneDrive: