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Can you save to hard drive and One Drive at Same Time?

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    Alabama
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    Windows8.1

    Can you save to hard drive and One Drive at Same Time?


    Can you save to hard drive and One Drive at Same Time?

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    When you save to OneDrive it actually saves to your OneDrive Folder on your disk and then this is synchronised. So the answer is yes - it does it automatically.

    See this tutorial for the setting up OneDrive - OneDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1.

    If a file is "online only" it is not on your disk until you try to open it. If it is "available offline" then a copy is also kept on your disk. Assuming you have space I find it more convenient to have everything "available offline" and so on my disk.
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    Windows 8.1

    Yes, but it's very inconvient


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    When you save to OneDrive it actually saves to your OneDrive Folder on your disk and then this is synchronised. So the answer is yes - it does it automatically.

    See this tutorial for the setting up OneDrive - OneDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1.

    If a file is "online only" it is not on your disk until you try to open it. If it is "available offline" then a copy is also kept on your disk. Assuming you have space I find it more convenient to have everything "available offline" and so on my disk.
    This only works for files stored on your computer. When you use "save to onedrive" from any office software it saves only online. It has a local copy which can be edited while the file remains open, but if it is closed it cannot be accessed while offline.

    There is a workaround in which you save the file to your computer, but in the onedrive directory. That way the files are backed up like regular pictures or other things moved to onedrive.

    However this syncing is not as instantaneous as the other method. And it is extremely glitchy compared to other products such as dropbox.

    In my opinion microsoft did a terrible job with this. It is not user friendly or well designed.
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Can you save to hard drive and One Drive at Same Time?
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