Windows 10: OneDrive syncing

Discus and support OneDrive syncing in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I actually have a couple issues. My PC has 5 Users and files are stored all over the place. Most will not be on OD, but some will. Should I/Can I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JaciSiehl, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. JaciSiehl Win User

    OneDrive syncing


    I actually have a couple issues.

    1. My PC has 5 Users and files are stored all over the place. Most will not be on OD, but some will. Should I/Can I consolidate the files into one central location first?
    2. Yesterday while setting up OD on my laptop I accidently included my Music folder with 54gb. My estimate is that it will take 3-5 days to upload everything. Can I stop the upload process for just the music? It looks like the upload is not in any logical order because I see a document being uploaded, then a song, then maybe a picture.

    :)
     
    JaciSiehl, Jan 4, 2020
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  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, Jan 4, 2020
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    OneDrive Placeholders are coming back, now called On-Demand Sync

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    "At Ignite 2016, Microsoft has just announced that it is bringing Placeholders back to OneDrive on Windows 10. Now, they are not called Placeholders anymore — Microsoft is renaming the feature to “On-Demand Sync” which makes a lot more sense than “Placeholders”.

    The company demoed this feature at Microsoft Ignite today, and it works just like it used to previously. As you can see in the screenshot above, the files stored in OneDrive weighed in around 9GB, but the actual size on disk was only around 3MB which is really neat. Of course, this feature isn’t anything new as it was available back in the Windows 8 days. However, Microsoft removed the feature with Windows 10, and after lots of waiting, they are finally coming back.

    In case you are not familiar with OneDrive Placeholders, it’s a pretty neat feature which lets you see all of your OneDrive files on your computer — but they are not actually downloaded on your PC. When you open them, OneDrive will download the files on-demand, saving your local space which is really useful, especially if you have a PC that doesn’t have a lot of storage.

    While Microsoft didn’t announce when exactly On-Demand Sync will be available to OneDrive users, we suspect it will be available with Windows 10 Redstone 2 — which is expected to arrive early next year.
    "

    OneDrive Placeholders are coming back, now called On-Demand Sync - MSPoweruser
     
    P4-630, Jan 4, 2020
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  4. Brink Win User

    OneDrive syncing

    Microsoft OneDrive to get differential sync in Q2 2017


    Read more: Microsoft OneDrive to get differential sync in Q2 2017 | ZDNet
     
    Brink, Jan 4, 2020
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