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Win 8.1 - How best to use OneDrive to Sync Music & Pics?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Win 8.1 - How best to use OneDrive to Sync Music & Pics?

    Hi, So I'm a bit confused with how best to Use OneDrive to sync my collection of Music & Pictures, as I see that the Microsoft Music app on phones now works with it better apparently?

    Anyway so how would I do it? Would I simply move all my music over to the OneDrive folder and let it upload it all there? And What do I do about the now empty "Music" folder in my Home folder?

    Same for pictures. I've moved all my pictures over to the Pictures folder in OneDrive, but annoyingly whenever I take a picture in the Camera app on my PC, it saves it to the Camera Roll folder in the pictures directory in my home folder, which is then synced to the Camera Roll folder in my OneDrive, so i've now got 2 copies of the file...?

    Any ideas?

    Essentially I just want to have a single copy of my files in the OneDrive folder on my PC (which is linked up to the OneDrive cloud), so that when I access my onedrive apps on my phone, it downloads the files on-demand... If that makes sense? Or should I just wait until Windows 10? lol

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    You don't need to use the Music folder at all in your Home folder. You don't need to use any of those folders, which are just carryovers from the My Docs, etc from previous versions. I keep all of my non system data, like music, photos, etc on a second drive or partition. My OneDrive is located at D:\OneDrive, and I put anything I want to sync in there.
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