On­line vs off­line stor­age

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Nor­mally, the Onedrive folder on your PC is an ex­act copy of ev­ery­thing stored in your on­line Onedrive ac­count. How­ever, it’s pos­si­ble to con­fig­ure the set­tings so your files are only stored on­line, to free up space on your PC’S hard drive.

Right-click the Onedrive cloud icon in the no­ti­fi­ca­tion area of the taskbar and se­lect Set­tings, then the Set­tings tab. Tick the box un­der ‘ Files On-de­mand’ and click OK. Open Ex­plorer, right-click Onedrive in the side­bar and se­lect ‘ Free up space’.

It takes a while, but even­tu­ally all the files and fold­ers in Onedrive will have a cloud icon on them – to in­di­cate that they are stored on­line. Th­ese files can still be ac­cessed – it just takes a lit­tle longer to open them be­cause they have to be down­loaded first.

Ac­cess your PC’S desk­top on a mo­bile by set­ting the desk­top lo­ca­tion to Onedrive

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