10 replies on How to Fetch Files with OneDrive from a Windows PC

  1. Mike says:

    How do you get this feature to work with the OneDrive app on Andriod? I don’t see a way to access my home computer through the app.

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      It doesn’t work with the OneDrive app for Android. As far as we know, this feature is not implemented in mobile OneDrive apps.

      • Jack says:

        A shame considering the IoT and push to make everything accessible from your smartphone (doors, thermostat, home security) that your information is not at the top of that list.

    • Josh says:

      Seems silly you can do it from a browser but not the app…

  2. Larry Huston says:

    I have sky drive as part of MS 365 I do not see the settings you refer to in this article.

  3. Thomas Jude says:

    I enabled this facility and it is very useful. But it make me nervous. I immediately removed this feature. Play safe.

  4. Lina says:

    It don’t feel like it is safe. If someone gets hold of my PC or phone they have access to my files. I feel we should be able to close onedrive and open whenever we choose. The system could update whenever we login. Also I don’t understand how it works if I login from some other device which doesn’t belong to me? Will that device then have my onedrive on it?

    • Codrut Neagu says:

      If you login from another device you don't have your OneDrive on that device. You just get access to your files from a browser. Everything is encrypted and the files from your PCs are only available if you login to OneDrive with your Microsoft account user and password. So if your credentials are safe so are your PCs. If you want an added layer of security you should enable two step verification for your Microsoft account.

  5. Chris Bertelson says:

    Is there a way to save files to a folder I’m viewing with Fetch in OneDrive?

  6. Joe says:

    I’m just reading up on OneDrive. This sounds very useful especially as it can be used without putting a file onto OneDrive … I think.

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