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        Lance Whitney
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        ONEDRIVE Using OneDrive on your iPhone or iPad By Lance Whitney Using the OneDrive app on your Apple devices allows you to cross that great Apple/Micr
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      • #2343693
        Tony H
        AskWoody Lounger

        My one issue with OneDrive is that MS tout it as Cloud Storage, but often fail to explain that it is a synchronised back-up to the OneDrive folder on your desktop/laptop. I have yet to find a way to upload items to the OneDrive Cloud without saving them on my machine.

        • #2343858
          Lance Whitney
          AskWoody_MVP

          You’re definitely right in that OneDrive is really a backup and syncing service, and it’s more integrated into Windows by default vs a service like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.

          You said you couldn’t find a way to upload items to OneDrive without saving them on your machine. I’m not quite sure how to answer that. Where would the items be located in the first place?

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          • #2343859
            Tony H
            AskWoody Lounger

            I was looking to save some files to the cloud only. I can do this with GDrive, Box, DropBox, Mega etc but the storage in those clouds do not appear to have much space available without paying. I don’t see the point of saving files to both the cloud and to your hard-disc.

            • #2343864
              Lance Whitney
              AskWoody_MVP

              I think I understand. In the OneDrive Settings tab in the Settings window, you can turn on Files On-Demand. That will remove all OneDrive files from your current machine and store them only in the cloud.

              If you want to access one of those files, just click on it normally, and it gets downloaded to your PC just as you need it. You can also turn this on or off for individual files to decide whether to keep a file on your PC and in the cloud, or in the cloud only. Is that what you were looking to do?

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