How To Use Personal Vault In OneDrive To Store Files Securely

OneDrive now has a new feature of Personal Vault. It is for storing sensitive files that are not meant for sharing and also to hide them in OneDrive by not storing them in any other folder there. So Personal Vault is a secure and protected OneDrive folder that requires extra authentication to access it and will automatically lock after 20 minutes of inactivity (20 mins for web/PC version and 3 mins...

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 available...

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...