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OneDrive - Map OneDrive in This PC in Windows 8.1

  1. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Questorfla,

    Since you have Windows 8.1, you should also be able to use the already included OneDrive folder in File Explorer to share/sync files between the PC and online OneDrive.

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  2. #11


    Is it possible to see the actual used & free space of my OneDrive folder?

    What I see at the moment are in fact numbers matching my primary HDD drive on my machine , not numbers reflecting OneDrive capacity.
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  3. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Miko,

    I'm afraid not with the mapped version. It shows the same size as the C: drive as a bug.

    You could always check as needed using the usual method to see how much space you have available on OneDrive though.

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  4. #13


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    Great tutorial but I could use some help with a little wrinkle. I have a Surface 3.0 Pro with an external 1 TB hard drive. I would like to sync OneDrive with my external hard drive AND map a "no-sync" drive to the surface. I'm hoping that will allow me to have all the access to my files when I am not docked with my external hard drive and still retain a synced copy of the data on the external hard drive and the One Drive cloud.

    I have managed to move the OneDrive folder to the external hard drive and it appears to be working fine but I don't know how to create a mapped drive for the Surface without either 1) changing the synced folder back to my Surface hard drive or 2) creating a third copy of all the data.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  5. #14


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 and 8


    So it is a bug to report the available space the same as the C:/ drive or whatever drive windows is installed on. My question is, what happens when you reach that capacity? Will files continue to sync? I have several TB available on OneDrive, but my local disc is only 500 gb?
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  6. #15


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Josh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yep, it's a bug for the available space.

    As long as your drive actually has enough space, it will continue to sync despite the false size.
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  7. #16


    I don't understand the term "map".
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  8. #17


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by cocoda View Post
    I don't understand the term "map".
    Hello,

    It means to create a shortcut to a network drive. In this case, a shortcut to your online OneDrive.
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  9. #18


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Is it possible to map a OneDrive shared folder?

    The folder is shared with me. I want to be able to access this from Windows File Explorer, not have to use the web browser.

    Thanks.

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  10. #19


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Not sure, but this would map all of OneDrive to be able to access the same shared folder.
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