5 Useful OneDrive Features To Know

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OneDrive makes it easy to store files online especially when using Windows 8 and onwards as it comes integrated with it by default. Here are 5 useful features for using it effectively : 1.Use Files On-Demand Feature : Enable this feature if it’s not by right clicking OneDrive icon from system tray and then choosing Settings > OneDrive. There will be three types of files...

How To Share Files And Folders Stored On OneDrive

Files and folders stored in OneDrive can be shared either as read-only or for editing for collaboration. Here is how : From the OneDrive folder, select the file/folder to be shared and choose Share a OneDrive link. The link will be copied to clipboard which can then be shared. A better choice is to to customize it’s permissions before sharing. So choose More OneDrive sharing options.   It...

How To Restore Deleted OneDrive Files And Folders

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Files and folders that are deleted from OneDrive folder in PC can be restored if needed. It is simple to do and here is how : Sign in to web version of OneDrive from browser. Next, click on Recycle bin. (This Recycle bin is for deleted items of OneDrive only, and not for Windows). There will be a list of all the deleted files over there. For personal accounts, you can restore all items too. Scroll...

How To Use Files On-Demand Feature In OneDrive

The Files On-Demand feature in OneDrive can free up local space occupied by files and also help in prioritize storing of essential files. Here is how to use it : Right click on OneDrive icon from system tray and click Settings. Next, go to Settings tab and enable the option Save space and download files as you use them. Once enabled, there will be a Status column next to all the OneDrive files with...

How To Move Local OneDrive Folder To A Different Location

The default location of local OneDrive folder on PC can be changed to a different partition or location if needed. This involves first unlinking the existing PC, then moving the default folder to the required location and then finally re- linking the PC. Here is how to do this : Right click on OneDrive icon from system tray and choose Settings. Then select Account > Unlink this PC. Confirm by...

Limit Network Bandwidth For OneDrive On PC With These Steps

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OneDrive for PCs can be configured to save network bandwidth by modifying it’s sync settings. Here is how : Pause Syncing : Syncing can be temporarily paused for either 2 hours, 8 hours or 24 hours if needed. To enable this, right click on OneDrive icon and select Pause syncing. Limit downloading/syncing of large files and folders to PC: Again, right click on OneDrive icon from system tray...