Ac­cess your desk­top from mo­bile

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If you set Onedrive as the de­fault stor­age lo­ca­tion for the Win­dows desk­top, you can ac­cess any files you keep on your desk­top from other com­put­ers, phones and tablets. When you’re out and about, you can open th­ese files us­ing your phone, just as eas­ily as you would if you were sit­ting in front of your PC. The host com­puter (the one with the desk­top you are ac­cess­ing) doesn’t even need to be switched on.

To set this up, right-click the Onedrive icon in the no­ti­fi­ca­tion area and se­lect Set­tings. Se­lect the Auto Save tab and set the Desk­top drop-down menu to Onedrive. Any icons, files and fold­ers on the desk­top will dis­ap­pear, but don’t worry, they are still in C:\users\ Your­name\desk­top. The new desk­top is now a folder in Onedrive.

Open the Onedrive app on a phone or tablet and the desk­top folder is right there. Any item on your PC’S desk­top is avail­able on your mo­bile de­vice. Equally, if you up­load files from your phone or tablet to your desk­top, those files will ap­pear on the Win­dows desk­top on your PC.

In­stall the Word and Ex­cel apps on your phone or tablet and you can also edit any doc­u­ments that are on your PC’S desk­top.

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