What is OneDrive and how to use OneDrive

In this post, we will learn what is OneDrive and how to set up OneDrive and use it.

What is OneDrive

OneDrive is the kind of tool that, once you’ll start using it, you can’t imagine what it’s like not to.

It’s an easy way to make your files accessible on any computer, phone or tablet, both as a way to send files between devices and back-up these files in case you lose them on your local system.

You can take a picture on your phone one minute, and open it on your tablet the next to edit, then access it on your computer to publish online.

In addition, you can continuously and instantaneously share files with friends so they can work on the same project as you.

You can even view previous versions of your precious files. It’s an invaluable tool.

Anyone with a Microsoft account can access it straight away, and enjoy the 5GB free space (which you can increase with paid plans).

It’s easy to create a Microsoft account if you don’t have one. Then you can access OneDrive at onedrive.live.com, where you can drag and drop files from your desktop or browser.

However, to get the most from it, it’s best to properly install it on your PC, smartphone, tablet, so you can always find your files quickly and easily.

To learn how to use it follow the steps below.

How to use OneDrive on your PC:

Step One: Set Up :

The best thing about using it on Windows devices is that it comes pre-installed, so you don’t need to download a thing.

Just sign in to Windows with a Microsoft account, you don’t have to log in, it does that automatically.

Just click the up-arrow to expand the notification area on the taskbar, then click the icon that resembles a cloud.

A pop-up window will show recently synced files.

Step Two: Choose which folders are synced

If you’re already logged in to OneDrive, you can change which folders are synced to your PC by right-clicking from the notification area and clicking Settings.

You can browse and open these files on your computer at any time (even once offline).

When you delete one thing from OneDrive in File somebody, the changes area unit synced and therefore the files can disappear from your alternative devices too.

Step Three: Backup local files 

If you wish your desktop, Documents and footage folders to be automatically saved to the cloud, right-click OneDrive within the notification space, then choose Settings.

Click the AutoSave tab, then use the drop-down menus to choose OneDrive for each entry.

Step Four: Share files 

To share a folder or enter OneDrive, right-click it in File individual and choose ‘Share a link’.

Step Five: Remove OneDrive from your PC

If you have got no reason to use OneDrive, or you prefer the likes of Google Drive or Dropbox, the easiest thing to do is to log out of the Windows 10 app.

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