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Microsoft to discontinue OneDrive Groups October 16th

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    Microsoft to discontinue OneDrive Groups October 16th


    If you use Microsoft’s OneDrive Groups group-collaboration feature, you’ll need to find something else soon: According to Engadget, Microsoft will shutter OneDrive Groups on October 16th.
    If you use Office 365 Groups, you won’t be affected—that feature will live on.
    Microsoft to discontine OneDrive Groups October 16th | PCWorld

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    I need help. I don't recall receiving any e-mail from Microsoft about One-Drive groups. I'm trying to find out if it affects me. I have two questions below to see if it affects me. Thank you.

    What are the names of the groups in OneDrive Groups?

    What is "Shared" in OneDrive Groups?
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    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Have a look at this article which describes the use of Onedrive Groups

    Take Advantage of OneDrive Groups | Cloud content from Windows IT Pro
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    Thank you, Barman, but the article in your above post is dated April 2014 and has nothing to do with the newest information for OneDrive Groups from Microsoft a couple of weeks ago.
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    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    From your post i thought you were looking for how things worked to check if you had used OneDrive Groups

    A link at the bottom of my first link will tell you of the strange way that the demise of the groups feature actually took place - I can recall the e-mail giving official notice of the end of the feature, but I deleted it as I had never user the feature.

    Microsoft OneDrive Groups is Gone | Cloud content from Windows IT Pro

    Probably the easiest way to see if you had used the feature to work with other users is to check for a section called Groups in your OneDrive’s navigation pane, if it is not there then you have nothing to worry about
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    From your post i thought you were looking for how things worked to check if you had used OneDrive Groups

    A link at the bottom of my first link will tell you of the strange way that the demise of the groups feature actually took place - I can recall the e-mail giving official notice of the end of the feature, but I deleted it as I had never user the feature.

    Microsoft OneDrive Groups is Gone | Cloud content from Windows IT Pro

    Probably the easiest way to see if you had used the feature to work with other users is to check for a section called Groups in your OneDrive’s navigation pane, if it is not there then you have nothing to worry about
    Are you referring to File Explorer for doing the check? OneDrive is listed there, but it is empty. How do I get to OneDrive's navigation panel?
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    The navigation panel is part of the On-line functionality though the folders such as those for the groups would be visible as local folders

    Click image for larger version
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    The navigation panel is part of the On-line functionality though the folders such as those for the groups would be visible as local folders

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    Barman, sorry for getting back to you so late. I've been busy taking care of some personal things as well as checking for anything on my computer in OneDrive on File Explorer, including all folders listed in left panel as well as on my Norton 360. I did go to the OneDrive website and it didn't list GROUPS. Per your picture in above post, under Groups you have listed a name of your group. Question: that group "Win7Buddies" that was created by you or someone else where you can reply to each other and other people can join the group, and the local folder would be listed in File Explorer, correct? If correct, then I have nothing to worry about because I have never created a "Group" or joined a "Group" created by someone else.

    I do have a few questions though, just to confirm about some items that I'm not sure about......I will post them on Monday, 9/14. Over this weekend I will sort out the questions.

    Thanks, Barman, an have a great weekend.
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    Yes the group was created by a member of SevenForums.com, during the beta testing of Windows Seven. I'd forgotten that I'd ever done anything with groups but found that snip in my library so posted it as an illustration.
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    Barman, I just edited my latest post, so would you please read it again. I know the edits were done after your last post. Thank you.
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