OneDrive

How-to articles and tutorials about OneDrive – the file sync and backup solution from Microsoft. How to connect and use Microsoft’s cloud storage service.

OneDrive not syncing? 5 ways to force OneDrive to sync in Windows

Although we tend to like the OneDrive service, and we use it on our Windows 10 computers, there are a few quirks that we have trouble with. One of them is that, sometimes, we’re facing issues with OneDrive not syncing. Another one is knowing when it performed the last...

How to change OneDrive's location in Windows 10

In Windows 10, OneDrive is embedded into the operating system, and it serves as the default service for storing your files, synchronizing them with other devices, syncing your Windows 10 settings, etc. One of the most common questions when working with it is: “How do I change...

How to remove or disable OneDrive in Windows

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 don't want it, you might be searching for a way to remove OneDrive. Maybe you want to do that because you...

OneDrive's Recycle Bin: How to recover deleted files

Did you know that OneDrive has a Recycle Bin folder, just like Windows 10 does? That folder stores the files deleted from any of your OneDrive synchronized devices for 30 days after you removed them. You can then use the Recycle Bin to "undelete" your files...

4 ways to share files and folders from OneDrive

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...

3 ways to add more space to your OneDrive storage

Microsoft's OneDrive is one of the best cloud storage services in the world, and it is built into Windows 10. OneDrive offers its users 5 GB of free storage space right from the start, and that's just what you get by signing up with a Microsoft account. You can add more space to your...

What is Microsoft's OneDrive? How is it used?

If you use a PC or a laptop with Windows 10, a Microsoft Surface tablet, or an Xbox One console, you have undoubtedly come across OneDrive, even if you don't use it. The same is true if you are using Office 365. You might have seen OneDrive even on your Android smartphone. Are you...

How to Fetch Files with OneDrive from a Windows PC

Storing your files in OneDrive is a great way to access your data conveniently. Once your files are in the cloud, you can view or edit them using any device with internet access. But what happens if there is a file you need from your Windows computer, but it isn't stored in your...

OneDrive Files On-Demand for Windows 10: All you need to know

One of the best things in OneDrive's app for Windows 10 is a feature called Files On-Demand. It helps you save storage space on your Windows 10 computers and devices, by downloading and keeping local copies of your OneDrive files only if you access them, or if you manually...

How to exclude your OneDrive pictures from the Photos app

Windows 10's Photos app can show your entire collection of photos and videos, from the ones stored locally on your computer or device, to those you keep in your OneDrive cloud storage. However, when using Photos, some users don't like the fact that it also shows the...

Fix problem: OneDrive crashes when trying to change its folder location

It is no secret to anyone that Windows 10 has bugs and problems. Yes, it also has some great features, and people get their jobs done with Windows 10, but from time to time, you encounter a problem that ruins your day. We did too while installing Windows 10 on a new PC: OneDrive...

How to add, open, and configure OneDrive on an iPhone or iPad

If you have a Windows device of any kind, it is almost impossible for you not to have used or at least seen OneDrive. It is Microsoft's cloud storage service that comes by default in Windows 10, and which can be used on many other devices too. Microsoft provides apps for OneDrive...

How to upload photos to OneDrive from your iPhone or iPad

OneDrive is one of the best cloud storage solutions available to regular users all over the world. One of the best things about it is that Microsoft also offers mobile apps that you can use on your smartphone or tablet to sync your files to the cloud and have them available...

How to upload photos to OneDrive from your Android smartphone or tablet

OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service for both home and business users. We use it to back up our files daily, as well as synchronize them across devices. If you use OneDrive for Windows, you should also install it on your Android smartphone and tablet. If you take many...

Protect your OneDrive with a passcode or a fingerprint on Android or iPhone

The OneDrive app for Android and iOS (iPhone or iPad) can be used to access your data stored in your Microsoft account. If you use it to store pictures and private documents you might want to protect them. The OneDrive apps for Android and iOS offer an additional level of security...

How to use OneDrive for Windows 7

Microsoft's OneDrive service has become ubiquitous in a world dominated by Windows 10. However, it is not the same for Windows 7, which is an old operating system that was not designed with such tight OneDrive integration in mind. However, that does not mean that you cannot use...