• Microsoft OneDrive: The basics


    Microsoft OneDrive: The basics

    By Lance Whitney

    Want to be able to back up and synchronize your files with Microsoft OneDrive
    but aren’t sure where to start? Here’s a primer on getting started with OneDrive.

    Microsoft OneDrive is an effective tool for automatically backing up and synchronizing your documents, photos, and other files. By backing up your files to OneDrive in the cloud, you can recover them in case you accidentally delete or lose them. And by synchronizing your files, you ensure that they’re accessible from any computer or device running OneDrive.

    OneDrive is automatically included and accessible in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. Those of you still running Windows 7 can manually download and install it. Beyond Windows, OneDrive is available for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and Android, so you can access it from any computer or mobile device. I use OneDrive as my primary backup and synchronization service and find it very convenient and helpful.

    But OneDrive can be tricky to set up and configure initially, especially if you’re not familiar with its various settings and options. Let’s look at the basics of OneDrive to see how you can get started and use it most effectively.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.4.0 (2021-02-01).