OneDrive Folder Protection-Now Sync Desktop, My Documents and Pictures

OneDrive goes through continual upgrades and OneDrive folder protection is new in mid-2018. Now anyone with a OneDrive account (not just business accounts), can take advantage of this free service and sync (and protect) your Desktop items, My Documents Folder and Picture folder with a few clicks. How To Start OneDrive Folder Protection Click on your white (for consumer) OneDrive cloud in your system tray…

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How to Remotely Fetch Files Using OneDrive

There’s an interesting and useful feature with OneDrive (consumer), that is easy to overlook and that is how to remotely fetch files using OneDrive. You do this by checking the box that is found by right-clicking on the white OneDrive cloud icon. Let’s look at how it works and why it could be useful. Use OneDrive to Fetch Files on this PC Since most of…

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OneDrive for Business Restore vs. Recycle Features

Microsoft rolled out the anticipated OneDrive For Business Restore feature in January, 2018. It’s described as a self-service recovery feature that allows everyone (admins and end users), the ability to go back and restore file(s) up to 30 days in time. We’re going to look at the Restore feature and compare it to the Recycle Bin feature. OneDrive Restore Feature This feature is in OneDrive…

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How To Disable The Groove Sync Client

By now, those of us with Windows 10 and the Fall (2017) Windows Creator’s Update are using the newest OneDrive sync engine. It’s the one with FOD (files on demand). This sync client is the one after NGSC (next gen sync client). I’ve noticed that some of my clients still are showing the old (Groove) OneDrive sync client. This article and video will show you…

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New OneDrive and SharePoint Sharing Experience

A new OneDrive and SharePoint Sharing Experience is rolling out in August/September, 2017. This applies only to ODFB and SharePoint on-line, not OneDrive consumer. This sharing change is available both on the web and from within Windows Explorer. Now, you can right-click on a file and select ‘Share’ (it has a blue cloud beside it). Then this box (below) opens and here’s where you select…

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OneDrive Files On Demand Walk-through

I’m a little late to getting and working with Office 365’s Files On Demand feature. As of now (August, 2017), you can get access only  if you are in the Windows Insider’s Program Fast Ring. I got on it a couple weeks ago and the first thing I did was a OneDrive Files on Demand Walk-through. I’d been eager to see not only Files On…

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Get Classic SharePoint Site

When I first started using Office 365 and created my first SharePoint site, it was a simple experience with the Site being created and I had my documents. Later on, when I created a Site, I saw it had to be a Team or Communication Site. Well, I wanted to get my classic SharePoint Site back! Classic SharePoint Site Settings I just heard a podcast…

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Fixing OneDrive for Business Sync Errors (Groove)

Editor’s Note – this article is updated on 3-23-2017 because new tools and processes have come out to help you fix your OneDrive For Business and SharePoint syncing errors. The updated section follows first: If you need help with sync errors for your business, I have a service to help business owners or individuals fix their sync problems. Check out my services page  for more…

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