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Re: Synchronize a folder in computer with One Drive
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 05:05:07 PM »
... Back to my problems!

What I understood till now (please correct me if I say something is not right):

1. OneDrive Windows 10 application, offered for download in the Windows Store, is something different from OneDrive offered for download in the page of OneDrive (similar situation with Skype).
2. Windows 10 OS comes with OneDrive (not the application) installed, and we can see OneDrive folder in the left sight of Windows Explorer.
3. The application and the program installed work almost with the same way, though the appearance is a little bit different.
4. The application is not shown as an icon on the taskbar when it is opened (unless you pin it there).
5. It's not necessary to have one folder A in your computer and another folder A in your OneDrive folder. If you have the content of the OneDrive folder sync, then every file in there is saved in your computer and in the cloud at the same time. So by working via your OneDrive folder means that you do two things at the same time: saving your work in the computer and saving your work in the cloud.
6. What I was trying to do, it was not possible.

Hm... What do you say??
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Re: Synchronize a folder in computer with One Drive
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 06:36:35 PM »
I'm using the Windows 10 application and have it visible in the notification area on one machine, not a second.  However, that is because I added it.  Go to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.  Scroll down to "Notification area" and click "Select which icons appear in the taskbar".

As to syncing, yes, the OneDrive app on Windows 10 syncs folder A on my desktop with folder A online.  Not only that, after making a change just now, I went to a second PC and, by the time I navigated to the folder, the same change had already been made there.


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Re: Synchronize a folder in computer with One Drive
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 07:08:17 PM »
OK...

Two more questions and I will not bother you again.

-Have you got both, the app and the folder in Windows Explorer?
-The folder A is inside the folder of One Drive?

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Re: Synchronize a folder in computer with One Drive
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 09:11:38 PM »
On one PC, the only file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft OneDrive is OneDriveSetup.exe.  The other PC does not have that folder. 

Yes, folder A is in the folder of OneDrive on both of my PC's. 


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Re: Synchronize a folder in computer with One Drive
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2017, 03:57:06 PM »
Panos, a fellow MVP had issues with OneDrive and another MVP helped her solve the problem.  After she posted the steps she followed in the article linked below, another MVP mentioned that following those instructions solved a sync issue he was having.  Absolutely no idea if this will solve your problem!

Copy/pasted from Geek Goddess: OneDrive Problems and Windows 10 Creator Update:

"How to get your OneDrive "re-set" if things get screwed up:
 
  • Exit OneDrive from the right-click options.
  • Go to the C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\settings. Make a copy of the settings folder somewhere, just in case it gets screwed up.
  • Delete everything in the folder (so, you still want the settings folder, but it should be empty).
  • Start OneDrive back up again in one of two ways:
    • Search for OneDrive in the Start Menu and run it, which I didn't do.
    • Go to C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\Update and run the OneDriveSetup.exe.  This is what I did (since it was the first thing suggested to me). I'm guessing that running OneDrive.exe would probably run the OneDriveSetup.exe anyway, since it knows that there's nothing in the settings folder!
  • Once OneDrive has started:
    • It will ask you for your OneDrive login credentials.
    • It  will ask you where your local OneDrive folder is (don't worry, it  didn't lose it or wipe it out or anything). None of your files get lost.
    • Then, you get to the part where you specify the folders to sync.
    • And everything works fine after that!"

Note:  Something for OneDrive users to keep in mind, if you inadvertently delete files in OneDrive or some other event results in your files being deleted, you can retrieve them from the OneDrive Recycle Bin.  See How to use the Recycle Bin in OneDrive to restore deleted files | Digital Citizen for instructions.


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Re: Synchronize a folder in computer with One Drive
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2017, 02:56:34 PM »
OK!

Everything is OK and synchronized. I keep in mind that Folder A must be inside the OneDrive folder.  :D

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Re: Synchronize a folder in computer with One Drive
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2017, 03:10:27 PM »
Happy you're all set now and problem solved!


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