Windows 10: OneDrive Desktop backup

Discus and support OneDrive Desktop backup in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; My new laptop has onedrive desktop backup activated. If I turn it off, will I be able to reuse it in the future or is this a one time decision?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/wait-_what, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. OneDrive Desktop backup

    My new laptop has onedrive desktop backup activated. If I turn it off, will I be able to reuse it in the future or is this a one time decision?

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    /u/wait-_what, Sep 28, 2020
  2. CraigLong Win User

    Stop Desktop Backup to OneDrive

    Go to the Backup tab in the OneDrive settings > Manage backup and stop the backup of the Desktop. It's not possible to uncheck the Desktop folder. Folders that you can uncheck in the OneDrive app are removed from your
    computer and remain only in the online OneDrive.
    CraigLong, Sep 28, 2020
  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, Sep 28, 2020
  4. kernrsn Win User

    OneDrive Desktop backup

    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, Sep 28, 2020

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