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How to Upload Photos and Videos from Your Camera Roll in Windows 8.1 to 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


OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.com. Store any file on OneDrive, and it's automatically available to access or share from any PC and device.

The collection of photos (images) and videos you have taken is called your camera roll. Photos and videos captured using the Camera app with your PC/device's built-in camera or webcam are saved to the Camera Roll folder in your Pictures library by default. If you like, you can also save any image or video file into your Camera Roll folder as well.

This tutorial will show you how to automatically upload videos and photos at either good or best quality from your Camera Roll folder in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 to the Camera Roll folder in OneDrive.

Note   Note
Your Camera Roll folder is located at:

C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures\Camera Roll

and

C:\Users\(user-name)\OneDrive\Pictures\Camera Roll


EXAMPLE: Camera Roll folder in OneDrive Pictures folder
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OPTION ONE
Manage Upload Photos and Videos to OneDrive in PC settings

1. Open PC settings, and click/tap on OneDrive on the left side. (see screenshot below)​
SkyDrive_Camera_Roll-1.jpg

2. Click/tap on Camera roll on the left side of "OneDrive", and do step 3 and 4 below for what you want to do. (see screenshot below)​
SkyDrive_Camera_Roll-2.jpg

3. Turn On or Off to Upload Photos from your Camera Roll Folder to OneDrive
A) On the right side, select (dot) to either don't upload photos or to upload photos at good or best quality to OneDrive. (see screenshot below step 2)​
NOTE: Higher quality photos will take up more space on your OneDrive.​

4. Turn On or Off to Upload Videos from your Camera Roll Folder to OneDrive
A) On the right side, move the Automatically upload videos to OneDrive slider to the left (off) or right (on) for what you want. (see screenshot below step 2)​

5. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.​





OPTION TWO
Manage Upload Photos and Videos to OneDrive using REG Files


Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SkyDrive\CameraRoll

Photos DWORD

0 = Don't upload photos
1 = Upload photos at good quality
2 = Upload photos at best quality

Videos DWORD

0 = Turn Off automatically upload videos to OneDrive
1 = Turn On automatically upload videos to OneDrive


1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 and/or 5 or 6 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Don't upload photos from your Camera Roll Folder to OneDrive
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 or 6 below.​
Don't_upload_photos_to OneDrive.reg
download


3. Upload photos at good quality from your Camera Roll Folder to OneDrive
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 or 6 below.​
Upload_photos_at_good_quality_to OneDrive.reg
download


4. Upload photos at best quality from your Camera Roll Folder to OneDrive
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 or 6 below.​
Upload_photos_at_best_quality_to OneDrive.reg
download


AND/OR
5. To Turn On Upload Videos from your Camera Roll Folder to OneDrive
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​
Turn_On_Upload_Videos_to OneDrive.reg
download


6. To Turn Off Upload Videos from your Camera Roll Folder to OneDrive
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.​
Turn_Off_Upload_Videos_to OneDrive.reg
download


7. Save the .reg file to your desktop.​
8. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.​
9. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.​
10. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​



That's it,
Shawn


 

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15 GB more OneDrive Storage - just enable automatic Camera

This offer has been extended through the end of October 2104

Here's the original offer targeted at iPhone users.
https://blog.onedrive.com/you-can-now-get-30-gb-of-free-storage-with-onedrive/

An extra 15 GB of cloud storage will be added to the existing 15 GB on your Onedrive account if you enable Camera Roll to automatically send images to Onedrive.

That gives you 30 GB of free cloud storage!

You can turn off automatic uploading after the space is added to your account if you choose.

You might have to upload an image to get the extra 15 GB, it wasn't instantaneous, so I decided to place a copy of a picture to force the upload. When I checked after that, I had the extra storage. That could have just been a timing issue though.

Anyone with Onedrive installed should be able to get this extra storage if the enable automatic uploads in Camera Roll PC settings.
 

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