Windows 10: How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders.

Discus and support How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'm setting up a new PC. I did the following thinking it would be syncing my Documents and other folders to OneDrive. 1) right-click on Documents 2)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ArielBalter, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders.


    I'm setting up a new PC. I did the following thinking it would be syncing my Documents and other folders to OneDrive.


    1) right-click on Documents

    2) select Properties

    3) select Location

    4) choose Move

    5) choose OneDrive\Documents

    6) say Yes to move files


    Now now the Documents in the Quick Access is the Documents in OneDrive. But there is no Documents folder in C:\Users\<me>.


    So, I guess I really moved it.


    How do I make it so that the folder C:\Users\<me>\Documents IS my documents folder?


    I have it set up that way on my other PC and I would like them synced.

    :)
     
    ArielBalter, Nov 14, 2019
    #1

  2. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Nov 14, 2019
    #2
  3. Turn On OneDrive PC Folder Protection for Desktop, Documents, and Pictures Folders

    How Turn On or Off OneDrive PC Folder Backup for Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders in Windows 10


    OneDrive is free online storage that comes with your Microsoft account. Save your files online to OneDrive and you will be able to view, browse, upload, and share them from any PC, tablet, or phone.

    OneDrive is built into Windows 10, and you can find your OneDrive files through File Explorer

    If you want an additional layer of protection from ransomware, try saving your files in OneDrive. Its part of the new experiences that arrived with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

    When you save your files to OneDrive, you can get to them from anywhere and your files are safe in OneDrive if anything happens to your device. Now, you can set up protection for your important folders in Windows (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) when using either your personal OneDrive account, or your work or school account.

    If a ransomware threat is found on a device, Windows Defender will notify you of the threat, help you remove the ransomware from your device, and give you options to recover your OneDrive files to the state they were in before the attack occurred. For Office 365 Home subscribers, Office 365 Personal subscribers, and OneDrive for Business users, that includes OneDrive Files Restore, which can be used to restore your OneDrive to a previous point in time within the last 30 days. The date and time that Windows Defender detected the attack will be pre-selected in Files Restore, making the process simple and easy to use.

    See also:
    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off OneDrive PC folder backup for protection of your files in your Desktop, Documents, or Pictures folders in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Turn On OneDrive PC Folder Protection for Desktop, Documents, and Pictures Folders
    • Option Two: Turn Off OneDrive PC Folder Protection for Desktop, Documents, and Pictures Folders

    EXAMPLE: OneDrive PC folder backup syncing Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders









    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]
    OPTION ONE
    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]
    Turn On OneDrive PC Folder Protection for Desktop, Documents, and Pictures Folders
    1 Click/tap on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar notification area, click/tap on More, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    2 Click/tap on the Backup tab in Microsoft OneDrive settings, and click/tap on the Manage backup button. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    3 In the Back up your folders dialog box, select (check) the folders you want to backup to OneDrive, and click/tap on the Start backup button. (see screenshots below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    4 You can close the dialog box while your files sync to OneDrive. Or, to watch your files sync, click/tap on View sync progress. When the files finish syncing to OneDrive, they're protected and you can access them from anywhere in Desktop, Documents, or Pictures. When you backup your Desktop folder, the items on your desktop roam with you to your other PC desktops where you're running OneDrive. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    5 When finished, click/tap on OK in Microsoft OneDrive settings. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]







    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]
    OPTION TWO
    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]
    Turn Off OneDrive PC Folder Protection for Desktop, Documents, and Pictures Folders
    When you stop folder backup for a folder, the files you were backing up remain in OneDrive and no longer appear in the folder. You will see a Where are my files shortcut in the folder to take you to its OneDrive folder location. If you no longer want these files in OneDrive, you'll need to move them to a local folder on your PC yourself. Any new files you add to the folder on your PC will no longer be backed up (synced) to OneDrive.




    1 Click/tap on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar notification area, click/tap on More, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    2 Click/tap on the Backup tab in Microsoft OneDrive settings, and click/tap on the Manage backup button. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    3 In the Manage folder backup dialog box, click/tap on the Stop backup link of a folder you want to stop syncing to OneDrive. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    4 Click/tap on Stop backup to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    5 Click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    6 Repeat steps 3 to 5 if you want to stop folder backup to OneDrive for any other folder.

    7 When finished, close the Manage folder backup dialog box. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]

    8 Click/tap on OK in Microsoft OneDrive settings. (see screenshot below)

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders. [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Shawn Brink, Nov 14, 2019
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  4. Hesh Win User

    How to use Onedrive to backup Documents, Downloads, and Desktop folders.

    Using OneDrive to backup Documents

    For backing up of normal documents, i am trying to use the backup feature of OneDrive. Right clicking on the OneDrive folder, click on the Backup Tab, then click on 'Manage Backup'. A dialog box appears saying that "it cannot backup my 'Documents' folder due to my .pst file being in the 'Documents' folder. To continue move this file and try again". Yet in Windows 10, i cant seem to be able to add a 'New Folder' to 'This PC' outside of the current default folders(Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos) ??

    This seems strange? Am i missing something simple here? Where am i supposed to 'move' the .pst file to so OneDrive can backup my 'Documents' folder?

    ....cheers.
     
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