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One Drive question.

  1. #1


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    One Drive question.


    My OneDrive App does not work like SkyDrive.

    When I click it, it takes me to the folder on C: drive.

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    If I click this link to OneDrive I found on Google, I get OneDrive online:

    https://onedrive.live.com

    A picture of it:

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    Is there a way to get the App to work right ?

    Or is Microsoft going to sort it out later on ?

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,586
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I think the app is working as designed. It takes you to the OneDrive folder on your local machine. Any changes you make to the local files will then be synced with the on-line OneDrive and subsequently to any other machines you have setup to be synced.

    If you go on-line to OneDrive and make changes there, those changes will be synced with the OneDrive folder on your local machine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    what strollin said, makes sense really.....it's faster for you to change your local content on your local PC and then for it to automatically synch that with the cloud than you for you login to the cloud , upload to there then it downloading the content to your local PC.

    Over twice the bandwidth use for the same effect.
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  4. #4


    Mine is still SkyDrive, David. Did you install the leaked update? It may be problems from that.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Mine is still SkyDrive, David. Did you install the leaked update? It may be problems from that.
    I have the infamous Win 8.1.1 updates applied and when I click on my OneDrive app, it prompts me to go through the setup process:

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    However, I don't care to do that but I would have to think that the app should take one somewhere else, other than just opening a folder, but since I'm not an apps guy, I can't say for sure. This guy seems to think it should work as identified in his Figure C:

    How to use the OneDrive app as a Modern UI File Explorer in Windows 8.1 - TechRepublic
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  6. #6


    I'm pretty sure it's because of the leaked update. When opening my SkyDrive Store app I can see it's synching everything before totally opening. My disk-writing LCD light and USB wireless adapter are busy.

    I think yours is no longer able to connect to the SkyDrive server, so it defaults or redirects to your File Explorer.

    You could try the app troubleshooter to see if that helps.

    M2$C, this is the app when opened:

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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I would test it but I don't use an MS login so no can do. Maybe David can respond with some additional information. However, if I know David, I doubt that he installed those unofficial updates so we'll see if I am correct when he returns.
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  8. #8


    I'm assuming so because it's named OneDrive not SkyDrive.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I'm assuming so because it's named OneDrive not SkyDrive.
    Oh, OK. That just goes to show how much I know about apps (see my avatar). Dummy me, I thought that OneDrive might have been available in Win 8.1 proper. Oh well... on with the show. Thanks for that advisement my friend.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It works much like Dropbox if you've synced your stuff. Drag and drop into the folder.
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