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    OneDrive Desktop App - Fetch Files on PC

    OneDrive Desktop App - Fetch Files on PC
    How to Allow or Prevent Fetch Files on your PC with OneDrive Desktop App from OneDrive
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    How to Allow or Prevent Fetch Files on your PC with OneDrive Desktop App from OneDrive


    information   Information
    SkyDrive is now called OneDrive instead.

    OneDrive is Now Available Worldwide: Free Cloud Storage for Microsoft, iOS, and Android Devices | OneDrive Blog


    If you have the OneDrive desktop app for Windows installed on a PC, you can use the Fetch files feature to access all your files on that PC from another computer by going to OneDrive.com. You can even access network locations if they're included in the PC's libraries or mapped as drives. When you browse a PC's files remotely, you can download copies of them to work on. You can also stream video and view photos in a slide show.

    This tutorial will show you how to set your Fetch files setting in the OneDrive desktop app to allow or prevent using OneDrive to fetch any files on your Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 PC.

    Note   Note

    • To access files on your PC remotely from another PC, make sure the PC you want to access is turned on and connected to the Internet. OneDrive desktop app also needs to be running on that PC, and the Fetch files setting must be selected (step # below).
    • You can use a Mac to fetch files that are on a computer running Windows, but you can't fetch files that are on a Mac.
    • When you connect to a PC to fetch its files, you might be asked to enter a verification code if the PC you are on has not been added as a trusted device in your Microsoft account.

    The OneDrive desktop app has been replaced by new "SkyDrive" app features that are built into Windows 8.1. The desktop app settings and status info are no longer available from the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. If you install the OneDrive desktop app, it will look like nothing happened. The desktop app features won't be reinstalled.

    Syncing only selected folders works a little differently.

    • If you chose to keep your files and settings when you updated Windows, everything you originally synced in your OneDrive folder will be available offline. Anything you add to OneDrive from another location will be online-only by default. To make sure that the files you want are available offline on your PC regardless of where you create them, use the steps earlier in this topic to make items available offline.
    • If you didn't keep your files and settings when you updated Windows, everything in your OneDrive folder is online-only. To make sure that the files you want are available offline on your PC, use the steps earlier in this topic to make items available offline.



    Tip
    You might want to move any folders you already have on OneDrive to the Documents and Pictures folders on OneDrive to make them easier to work with in your apps.

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    EXAMPLE: Allow or Prevent Fetch files on a PC from OneDrive

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    Here's How:

    1. Sign in to your user account on the Windows PC where OneDrive desktop app is installed.

    2. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive icon Name:  SkyDrive_signed-in.jpg
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    NOTE: If you do not have Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar checked, then click/tap on the Show hidden icons arrow in the notification area to see if the SkyDrive icon may be hidden there.

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    3. In the Settings tab, under General, do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)

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    4. To Allow Fetch Files on PC from OneDrive

    A) Check the Let me use OneDrive to fetch any of my files on this PC box, and click/tap on OK.

    5. To Prevent Fetch Files on PC from OneDrive

    A) Uncheck the Let me use OneDrive to fetch any of my files on this PC box, and click/tap on OK.



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    Shawn,

    I know that there is some confusion surrounding Skydrive, out in the real world main issues are around the differences between the functionality of the Skydrive Desktop Application and the Metro Skydrive App, there is also the added complication of the Skydrive Pro application that comes with some versions of Office 2013 and Office 365. MS has the unfortunate habit of referring to all these apps as Skydrive, with slight icon differences the only obvious way to tell them apart .

    It may be worthwhile adding some info on the various options to this tutorial or maybe even better to create a separate tutorial

    Paul Thurrott has a few blogs on the subject http://winsupersite.com/article/wind...ication-144573


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    Hey Nigel,

    Yeah, I was getting the basic tutorials written for "SkyDrive desktop app" before doing separate tutorials for "SkyDrive Store app". They will all then be linked together with the differences pointed out.
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