Windows 10: OneDrive backup and links

Discus and support OneDrive backup and links in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have OneDrive backup turned on and it is happily backing up my Desktop, Documents, and Pictures. I recently added a directory junction in my OneDrive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Ross Boulet rossb, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. OneDrive backup and links

    I have OneDrive backup turned on and it is happily backing up my Desktop, Documents, and Pictures. I recently added a directory junction in my OneDrive folder to another folder on my hard drive, and now that folder is backed up to OneDrive as well. So far, so good.Now, what happens if I create a directory junction in OneDrive that references another folder already in OneDrive? Will the folder get backed up twice, once for the original link and once for the junction? Or is OneDrive smart enough to realize it's already got it? It would be convenient to do, but if things get backed up twice, it c

    Ross Boulet rossb, Jul 30, 2021
  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?
    kernrsn, Jul 30, 2021
  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, Jul 30, 2021
  4. RCoon Win User

    OneDrive backup and links

    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.
    RCoon, Jul 30, 2021

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