Windows 10: I need help using OneDrive backup to my best advantage

Discus and support I need help using OneDrive backup to my best advantage in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; OneDrive seems designed to be the master and my laptop the slave. It seems my laptop backs up what OneDrive insists on storing in the cloud. I want it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by KenFrancis1, Nov 25, 2021 at 5:57 PM.

  1. I need help using OneDrive backup to my best advantage


    OneDrive seems designed to be the master and my laptop the slave. It seems my laptop backs up what OneDrive insists on storing in the cloud. I want it to work the other way around. I want to work primarily on my laptop, and only use OneDrive to back up selected files only.I can't seem to make this happen. The provided Settings and online tips have failed me.Can anyone in the community help?

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  2. kernrsn Win User

    W10 Mobile Lumia 830 Backup Not Being Saved to OneDrive

    Thanks Chari San,

    I understand I can not see what is contained in the backup stored on OneDrive, but I should see them listed. In my case there is not one being stored at all even though the phone reports it has backed up. See screenshots from OneDrive from my phone logged
    into the same account the phone is and the backup settings page above. Without the backup on OneDrive my restored phone will lose at least call history, start screen setup and installed app list from what I have found.

    Step #2 is not displayed on the new phone. (How can it restore a backup that is not on OneDrive at all). It skips over that step and I get a default install on the new phone without my call history, start page or app history. I'm not sure what else I
    might be missing but for sure at least those 3 items do not come across.

    How do I resolve this issue? Suggestions?
     
  3. Windows 10 - OneDrive

    Right click on the app and one of the properties has an option to not automatically start it. Uncheck, restart the computer, and it should stop. If you want to go another step further, find the OneDrive app in the start menu, right click on it and uninstall.

    If that is still insufficient, there is a batch uninstaller for OneDrive available online. I can copy the code here if you need it.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Nov 25, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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  4. RCoon Win User

    I need help using OneDrive backup to my best advantage

    OneDrive - Bait and switch (but to what?)

    Google Drive offers 17GB free, I see no discernible reason to bother with OneDrive's crippled storage capacity.

    EDIT: For a painless transfer, I used microsoft's SyncToy to do a daily backup of DropBox/OneDrive items nightly at 4PM to a Google Drive folder. Once I had finished setting up my phone's automatic backup and had my work flow transferred, I just stopped the auto-backup script and uninstalled OneDrive/DropBox and carried on using Google Drive. Switching cloud storage service isn't remotely arduous.
     
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