What is OneDrive and How to Use It
Onedrive is a kind of tool that once you start using it, you can’t imagine what it looks like. This is an easy way to make your files accessible to your computer, phone or tablet as a way to send files between devices or back up these files in case you lose them on your local system.
Take a photo on your smartphone for a minute and then open and edit on your tablet, access your computer and post it on the internet. You can also share files with your friends constantly and directly so they can work on the same project as you. You can also view previous versions of your valuable files. It is a valuable tool.
Anyone with a Microsoft account can access it directly and enjoy 5 GB of free space (which can be increased with paid programs). If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you can easily create one. You can then access OneDrive at onedrive.live.com. Onedrive.live.com allows you to transfer and deposit files to your desktop or browser.
However, to get the most out of it, we recommend that you install OneDrive correctly on your computer, smartphone or tablet. This allows you to find the file quickly and easily at any time.
How to Use OneDrive on Your System
Set up OneDrive in Windows 10
The main advantage of using OneDrive in Windows 10 is that it is pre-installed, so you don’t need to download it. In fact, if you’re connected to Windows on a Microsoft account, you don’t even need to connect to OneDrive. This is also done automatically.
Click the up arrow to expand the taskbar notification area, and click the cloud-like icon. A pop-up window will appear showing the recently synced files. If you are not logged in, we invite you to log in. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
Choose the Folders to be Synced
If you are already connected to OneDrive, you can change the folders that sync with your computer by right-clicking on OneDrive in the notification area and clicking Settings. On the Account tab, click File Select and select a OneDrive folder that is available on your computer.
After that, open File Explorer and click OneDrive from the sidebar to see all the folders you’ve selected to sync. You can browse and open these files on your computer at any time (even offline). If you delete something from OneDrive on Explorer, the changes will be synchronized and the files will disappear from other devices.
Share Files Using OneDrive
To share a folder or file in OneDrive, right-click on the folder or file in Explore and select Share OneDrive. The link is copied to the clipboard so you can paste it into a program or website for sharing. Files that are shared in this way can only be viewed, so if you want to give someone access to editing, select More Select OneDrive Sharing Options from the same menu.
OneDrive opens in your browser (you may be prompted to log in), a pop-up sharing box appears, and a check box that allows you to select Allow to edit. After confirming, copy the following URL and share it.
Backup Local Files to OneDrive
If you want to automatically back up your desktop, documents, and image folders to the cloud, right-click OneDrive in the notifications area and select Settings. Click the Automatic Save tab and use the drop-down menu to select OneDrive for each entry.
This screen also has the option “Automatically save screenshots saved in OneDrive”.
“Every time I connect my camera, phone or other device to my computer, I automatically save my photos and videos to OneDrive.” To back up other folders or files in OneDrive, drag and drop them from OneDrive File Explorer. Just throw and deposit (many videos will be available for free if you have enough storage space).
Restore Deleted Files and Previous File Versions
If you delete a file or folder, you can only restore it from the OneDrive web application, so right-click OneDrive in the notification area and select View on the Internet. From here, click the Trash can on the left sidebar, select the items you want to recover, and click Restore.
Files will be deleted automatically after 30 days, unless you use a school or work account when storing for 93 days. When the recycling bin is complete, the older items are deleted after 3 days.
To restore a previous version of a file, right-click on the file in File Explorer and select View on the Internet. When prompted, log in to OneDrive in your browser and click Edit History at the top of the page (this option also appears when you right-click on a file in the OneDrive web version). All different versions of the file are displayed, including the date and time of processing the file and its size. You can select File Recovery or File Opening by clicking the three-dot button next to the author’s name.
Once you’ve done that, other versions of the file will remain, so you can set the option to go back or forward if you want.
Remove OneDrive From Your PC
If you have no reason to use OneDrive or if you prefer Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., the easiest way is to log out of Windows 10. To do this, right-click on the application from the notification area. Click Settings, and then click Disconnect this computer. Once you click on it, the local copy of the file will still be saved and you will need to manually remove it from the OneDrive folder in File Explorer, if necessary.
It comes with the operating system, so you can uninstall the app only in certain versions of Windows 10. To see if it’s possible, open the Start menu, type “Add or Remove Programs” and click on the top result. From the apps and features, scroll down to Microsoft OneDrive, click on it, and select Uninstall.
How to Use OneDrive on Your phone
Install the OneDrive App
Visit the OneDrive download page, click the appropriate button on your device (Android, iOS or Windows Phone), enter your phone number and we will send you a download link via email. Or go to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and search for Microsoft OneDrive. From there, you can install the app and follow the on-screen instructions to connect to your Microsoft account.
Share Files from OneDrive
To share a file from the OneDrive app, press the three-dot button, then select Share. You can choose whether the recipient can edit the file. There are several ways to share, such as copying the shared link to the clipboard, inviting many people via email or “sending a file” that allows you to send the file directly. Use another application
Back up Your Photos to OneDrive
To save your photos to OneDrive, click the Photos tab and click Enable to enable the camera to download. If you enable the backup tool, you can use the album to sort the photos and you can browse the photos using the app’s automatic tagging app. To change the settings on the Camera Upload Tool, click I> Settings> Camera Upload. From here, you can click Download Method and choose whether to use only Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and mobile networks. You also have the option to choose whether to save the video.
Store OneDrive Files Offline
The Files tab allows you to browse OneDrive folders and files. To keep a folder or file offline, press the three-dot button and select Keep Offline. Alternatively, you can click Save to download the current version of the file to your device. Please note that any changes you make to this version of the file will not be synchronized with other devices.