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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.

Windows Photos

How to exclude OneDrive pictures from the Windows Photos app

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.07.2022
In Windows 11 and Windows 10, the Photos app can show your entire collection of photos and videos, from those 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 that it also shows the pictures...
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How to make OneDrive expiring links: All you need to know

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.06.2022
Ever since 2017, Microsoft has allowed us to share files and folders with others using temporary links that expire at the dates of our choosing. How long do OneDrive links last? By default, they’re going to last forever. But, if you choose to set an expiration date on such a...
Version History

How to use version history in Excel, OneDrive, and Microsoft 365 products

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.06.2022
Microsoft offers a version history service for OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Server. How long older versions are stored, depends on whether you’re using a personal Microsoft 365 subscription or a business one. If you want to restore previous versions of your Excel, Word, or PowerPoint work files, as...
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How to turn off OneDrive’s On This Day notifications on Android

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 21.06.2022
Many users of Android devices rely on Google’s Photos app to back up their pictures and videos. However, a minority, including myself, use OneDrive for this purpose. If you have a Samsung Galaxy device, you’re also more likely to use OneDrive because of the unique integration between Samsung’s devices and...
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How to disable OneDrive’s On This Day notifications on Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.06.2022
Many OneDrive users choose this cloud-storage service for backing up pictures and videos taken with their smartphones or digital cameras. However, there’s one feature of this service that some people find annoying: OneDrive automatically creates albums with past pictures you’ve taken on the exact date you’re in and displays a...
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How to force OneDrive to sync on Android and iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.05.2022
OneDrive is one of those cloud services that usually work well, and there aren’t many people complaining about issues with it. OneDrive’s apps generally function as expected, and syncing is not a problem. It all happens in the background seamlessly, with no required intervention from the user. However, there are...
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OneDrive not syncing? How to force OneDrive to sync in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.05.2022
Although we tend to like the OneDrive service, and we use it on our Windows 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 synchronization to...
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How to change OneDrive's location in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.01.2021
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 OneDrive’s folder location?”....
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How to remove or disable OneDrive in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.07.2020
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...
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OneDrive's Recycle Bin: How to recover deleted files

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.06.2020
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 and recover them when...
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4 ways to share files and folders from OneDrive

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.05.2020
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...
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3 ways to add more space to your OneDrive storage

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.04.2020
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...
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What is Microsoft's OneDrive? How is it used?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.04.2020
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...
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How to Fetch Files with OneDrive from a Windows PC

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 03.04.2020
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...
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OneDrive Files On-Demand for Windows 10: All you need to know

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.03.2020
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 specify...
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Fix problem: OneDrive crashes when trying to change its folder location

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.06.2019
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...
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How to add, open, and configure OneDrive on an iPhone or iPad

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.04.2019
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...
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How to upload photos to OneDrive from your iPhone or iPad

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.02.2019
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...