Windows 10: OneDrive backup question

Discus and support OneDrive backup question in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have some files that I use in many GIS projects. They have to keep the same name and file path, in order for the GIS program to find them.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by TVZ, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. TVZ
    TVZ Win User

    OneDrive backup question

    I have some files that I use in many GIS projects. They have to keep the same name and file path, in order for the GIS program to find them. Unfortunately, they are all under a “Dropbox” file, since that is how I have been backing them up. Now, however, I want to get rid of Dropbox and use OneDrive instead—requiring a change in the file path. They now have to be under a broad “OneDrive” folder instead of the “Dropbox” folder.

    Is there a way to back them up with OneDrive while retaining the file path, so my GIS project files can find them?


  2. 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, Feb 14, 2020
  3. 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, Feb 14, 2020
  4. RCoon Win User

    OneDrive backup question

    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, Feb 14, 2020

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