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        Lance Whitney

        onedrive 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
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        AskWoody Plus

        How is OneDrive at protecting against Ransomeware attacks–i.e., when a bad actor encrypts all your files and asks for ransom to make them available to you again?

      • #2339633
        AskWoody Lounger

        If you want a Onedrive icon in your folder instead of original contents and the have to go to the Onedrive folder to find then-fine.
        Latest version started to transfer all my files automatically, barely got it to stop. Now I’m trying to put everything back where it was and can’t. Older version you could copy a file to Onedrive and keep the original in the original folder.
        I don’t want or need all of my folders in Onedrive.

      • #2339664
        AskWoody Plus

        I’ve noticed on a couple systems that even though I skip the backup of documents, pictures and desktop, the documents folder magically appears in the onedrive folder. One system had all 3 show up even though it’s set not to back them up.

      • #2340466
        AskWoody Plus

        Interesting article, just wish I’d seen it a while ago!

        One issue I’d like help with. I have a large collection of photos on my old PC, I treat One Drive as a back up of these files but want to keep them locally.  I have a new computer so want to transfer the files (thousands) to the new hard disk. What is the best way to achieve this? Simply downloading from One Drive was schedule to take days!   I tried copying via an external hard disk, but am very unclear what/if One Drive has made of this plan, masses of files all say waiting to sync, Although One Drive system tray says “up to date”!

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