Backup - OneDrive Issues


Apparently there's a new generation of One Drive coming - that works with Co Pilot. So maybe you can ask Co Pilot to reinstate any deleted files or find them.

It's the version we use in the office integrated with Outlook, Teams, MS 365 and Share Point. It is for corporate environment.
 

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Thanks for explaining.
 

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    Samsung 970 evo plus 2TB
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    Could be better
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    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
Stop Backup should mean, stop making copies of my stuff. Period.
I totally agree. Stop Backup should mean stop backup. Nothing should be moved or deleted. I look in OneDrive settings and backup is turned on for my documents and pictures.
 

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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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I still feel that MS is wrong for putting a user's files on OneDrive without asking the user first.
 

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So is the default set up for One Drive set up that files wouldn't disappear from the computer if they delete them in One Drive? ie - would you actively have to change the settings for the issues to occur? It doesn't sound like it, based on Edwin's post.

I'd like to know the best set up myself, so the teenager doesn't lose all his college work. As I doubt he'll take my advice to uninstall it!
No, one drive is a sync. So files saved in c:\users\username\onedrive\documents will go to one drive in the cloud. Later, if your son were to access the files from the cloud and make an edit to the file in the cloud, that file would sync to his computer. Thus, the copy of the file is stored in 2 places.

If your son, goes to the cloud and deletes the file....that deletion will then also occur on the local computer. And if your son were to delete the file locally it would also delete from the cloud. There is however a recycle bin locally and in the cloud. And there is also file revision on the file in the cloud.

Onedrive is a sync and mirror, it's not a backup in the sense that it keeps all the files for all times in the cloud.

To be honest, I think for a college kid having that extra copy in the cloud would be 100% a good thing. Why would you not want him to have a duplicate copy of all of his school work? I mean sure he can backup on a regular cadence to an external drive. But what if he hasn't backed up in say 3 days because he was busy or forgot and then his hard drive crashed. Well, then his work for the past three days would be lost. If on the other hand his work was on the surface pro and also synced to the cloud in real time....he would lose none of his files . Or let's say he had his surface pro and his external drive in a backpack together and somebody stole the back pack...you just lose both copies of the data. If one of those copies was in onedeive, this wouldn't be an issue. Let's say your son has a paper due at midnight, but he forgot to turn it in. He went to a friend's house and at 11:00 he remembers, omg I forgot to turn in my assignment. Well, as long as he has access to any device with a web browser he can access the file from the cloud and submit it to the class without physically having access to his computer.

I personally think you telling him to flat out uninstall it and don't use it, would be a real disservice to the kid. IMHO, terrible advice.

Using this is simple. If you have a file and you want it local and on the cloud, save it to onedrive\documents. If you don't want it on the cloud, literally save it anywhere other than c:\users\username\onedrive\

This application is not rocket science. It's really easy. People here having issues were toggling things like "backup" on and off, or hiding folders from view and then surprised with how it works. If you don't do this wacky stuff and just use it by saving files and folders to thst onedrive folder, I think you will find it drop dead simple. That's the way Trader Gary and I have used this for years and we swear by it.
 
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    Defender.
I totally agree. Stop Backup should mean stop backup. Nothing should be moved or deleted. I look in OneDrive settings and backup is turned on for my documents and pictures.
The way that backup was implemented was dumb. Effectively, if you used your computer for quite a while and saved everything to c:\users\username\documents, and then wanted to ensure those files were "included" with onedrive, when you turn on the backup option, Windows moves your files from c:\users\username\documents to the c:\users\username\onedrive\documents folder. That's really all it does. You could have 100% did the same thing by cutting and pasting your files in windows file explorer yourself.

After turning on the backup option, if you later saved a file to c:\users\username\documents....it doesn't magically get moved for you to onedrive. Nope, it only gets moved when you turn on the feature. The file would have had to existed prior to enabling the feature, for it to be moved by turning on the feature. It doesn't work real time and make sure you aren't accidentally saving in the non one drive protected folder. It let's you save to the local documents folder and is hence not backing up crap.

The feature should have been called "move your existing data to OneDrive". That's all it does.

I say just skip it all, save files directly to c:\users\username\onedrive\ if you want them on one drive and you may find things just work exactly as you would expect. Don't bother with the backup feature, copy your files to onedrive manually.
 

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    AZW SEI
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    Asus ProArt PA278QV
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    512GB NVMe
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    NA
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    Edge
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    Defender
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    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
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    Seasonic Focus 850
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    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
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    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
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    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
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    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
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    500/50
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    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
I still feel that MS is wrong for putting a user's files on OneDrive without asking the user first.
In my hard defense of OneDrive, I will concede to this ^^^^

I do think OneDrive should be defaulted to off until if and when the end user decides to use it. I won't argue against the above.
 

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    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
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    This is my backup system.
In my hard defense of OneDrive, I will concede to this ^^^^

I do think OneDrive should be defaulted to off until if and when the end user decides to use it. I won't argue against the above.
Don't get me wrong, OneDrive is great and I'm glad MS offers us the online storage. OneDrive is one of the reasons I subscribe to Microsoft 365. I use it for my Documents and Pictures. I have also created folders on OneDrive for other files I feel I need saved online. MS just need to learn how to ask before placing a users personal files online.
 

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    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
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    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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    Realtek Audio
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    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
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    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
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    750 Watts (62.5A)
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    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
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    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
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    ESET Internet Security
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    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
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    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
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    16 MB DDR 4-2666
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    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
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    1920x1080
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    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
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    Logitek M185
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    Logitek K270
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    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
No, one drive is a sync. So files saved in c:\users\username\onedrive\documents will go to one drive in the cloud. Later, if your son were to access the files from the cloud and make an edit to the file in the cloud, that file would sync to his computer. Thus, the copy of the file is stored in 2 places.

If your son, goes to the cloud and deletes the file....that deletion will then also occur on the local computer. And if your son were to delete the file locally it would also delete from the cloud. There is however a recycle bin locally and in the cloud. And there is also file revision on the file in the cloud.

Onedrive is a sync and mirror, it's not a backup in the sense that it keeps all the files for all times in the cloud.

To be honest, I think for a college kid having that extra copy in the cloud would be 100% a good thing. Why would you not want him to have a duplicate copy of all of his school work? I mean sure he can backup on a regular cadence to an external drive. But what if he hasn't backed up in say 3 days because he was busy or forgot and then his hard drive crashed. Well, then his work for the past three days would be lost. If on the other hand his work was on the surface pro and also synced to the cloud in real time....he would lose none of his files . Or let's say he had his surface pro and his external drive in a backpack together and somebody stole the back pack...you just lose both copies of the data. If one of those copies was in onedeive, this wouldn't be an issue. Let's say your son has a paper due at midnight, but he forgot to turn it in. He went to a friend's house and at 11:00 he remembers, omg I forgot to turn in my assignment. Well, as long as he has access to any device with a web browser he can access the file from the cloud and submit it to the class without physically having access to his computer.

I personally think you telling him to flat out uninstall it and don't use it, would be a real disservice to the kid. IMHO, terrible advice.

Using this is simple. If you have a file and you want it local and on the cloud, save it to onedrive\documents. If you don't want it on the cloud, literally save it anywhere other than c:\users\username\onedrive\

This application is not rocket science. It's really easy. People here having issues were toggling things like "backup" on and off, or hiding folders from view and then surprised with how it works. If you don't do this wacky stuff and just use it by saving files and folders to thst onedrive folder, I think you will find it drop dead simple. That's the way Trader Gary and I have used this for years and we swear by it.
Point taken but I have an idrive account which can be used on multiple computers so had been planning to have him install that. That is actually back up. If he loses anything he can download it from the cloud again or even onto a different computer. The difference is, if he deletes anything in the cloud back up, it wont affect anything installed on the computer.

However idrive doesn’t backup one drive unless the files are in both places so it would be better to keep it simple and just have idrive. I don’t think having both is necessary. The college is also using Google based everything.
 

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    Windows 11
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    Laptop
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    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    16gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 2TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    200mbps Starlink
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
To be honest, I think for a college kid having that extra copy in the cloud would be 100% a good thing. Why would you not want him to have a duplicate copy of all of his school work? I mean sure he can backup on a regular cadence to an external drive. But what if he hasn't backed up in say 3 days because he was busy or forgot and then his hard drive crashed. Well, then his work for the past three days would be lost. If on the other hand his work was on the surface pro and also synced to the cloud in real time....he would lose none of his files . Or let's say he had his surface pro and his external drive in a backpack together and somebody stole the back pack...you just lose both copies of the data. If one of those copies was in onedeive, this wouldn't be an issue. Let's say your son has a paper due at midnight, but he forgot to turn it in. He went to a friend's house and at 11:00 he remembers, omg I forgot to turn in my assignment. Well, as long as he has access to any device with a web browser he can access the file from the cloud and submit it to the class without physically having access to his computer.

I personally think you telling him to flat out uninstall it and don't use it, would be a real disservice to the kid. IMHO, terrible advice.

When I was going to school for my Computer Information Systems degree, that's when I really found out how valuable OneDrive was. Having a laptop in the class worked wonders where I would take notes and/or do my class projects and drop the info in OneDrive. When I got home, and worked from my desktop, those files would be in the OneDrive folder there. Never even needed to touch the laptop.

If I needed to correct something or do a project, I'd do it from the desktop, and when I went to class the next day with my laptop, the files, corrections, and projects would be there. That's when I knew how valuable OneDrive was.

Today, I don't even need a phone with lots of storage space because I can simply access stuff from the OneDrive app on the phone, instead of having the files locally stored. Yeah, I have certain critical info stored on the phone, but for the most part, I access data via cloud services.

Speaking of saving storage space, as a side note, I've ripped my entire CD collection (2800 CDs) to my cloud-based NAS, and thus I can simply access my music library from my phone via Plexamp which gets the files from my cloud-based NAS (WD PR4100). None of my music files are stored on my phone... and thus no storage space is used there. As long as I have internet/phone service I can listen to my music. I've taken 7-hour trips listening to my collection and never lost connection.

Point here is cloud storage can save tons of space on local devices by having the files stored in the cloud instead of a local device. And yes, those files are also backed up locally.

Anyway, I know many fear the Cloud (and thus the majority of hate for OneDrive), but in today's world, it really does have benefits. And like everything else in the world, there is choice - here choice of what you store in the cloud.

Also, many may not know, but OneDrive also has a Vault folder inside the OneDrive folder - this is a secure password protected folder you setup for sensitive information you might wish to store in OneDrive but want a little more security. And though the folder is in OneDrive, you will still have to provide a pin to access it - In other words simply signing into OneDrive does not grant access to the Vault folder.

Will this put the fear mongers and conspiracy theorists at ease... probably not; but for the rational, perhaps.

My two cents.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom built
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    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
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    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
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    1920 x 1200
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    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
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    Cooler Master H500M
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    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
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    Logitech Craft
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
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    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
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    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
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    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
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    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
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    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
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    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
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    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.
I still feel that MS is wrong for putting a user's files on OneDrive without asking the user first.
As a longtime OneDrive user, I too was dismayed to see how this was done!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
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    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
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    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
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    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050Ti
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    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
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    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
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    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
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    900 Mbps Netgear Mesh + 2 Satellites
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    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
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    Microsoft 365 subscription
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft PowerToys
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    Macrium Reflect
    Dell Support Assist
    Dell Command | Update
    LastPass Password Manager
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
    CoPilot
    BitLocker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    8 GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps Netgear Mesh + 2 Satellites
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription (Office)
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
    CoPilot
    BitLocker
Don't get me wrong, OneDrive is great and I'm glad MS offers us the online storage. OneDrive is one of the reasons I subscribe to Microsoft 365. I use it for my Documents and Pictures. I have also created folders on OneDrive for other files I feel I need saved online. MS just need to learn how to ask before placing a users personal files online.
Again, as a diehard OneDrive defender, you've said nothing I can disagree with.

Microsoft does need to give end users a choice here, not force it upon them. No arguments there (y)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.
Again, as a diehard OneDrive defender, you've said nothing I can disagree with.

Microsoft does need to give end users a choice here, not force it upon them. No arguments there (y)
I remember when OneDrive was first released. MS gave user so much free space that a number of users took advantage of it and was storing large media content on it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I remember when OneDrive was first released. MS gave user so much free space that a number of users took advantage of it and was storing large media content on it.
Even when they bought in limits, you could get 15 GB plus up to 15 GB bonus space for camera storage.

I am entitled to 30GB free and oddly enough, it does not care if it is a single 30 GB file (tested it with a 25 GB Macrium Reflect image).

Having said that I also get 1 TB free with MS 365 (plus 30 GB).

But you are right, some people were storing literally 10s/100s of TB when it first came out. MS had to do something of course - a few greedy persons spoiled it for the rest of us.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
I remember when OneDrive was first released. MS gave user so much free space that a number of users took advantage of it and was storing large media content on it.
Yeah, I remember that. Also remember getting notified by Microsoft that they were going to cap things because people were getting stupid with storing stuff. I remember this article where Microsoft stated...
a small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings". Its blog post went on to explain that "in some instances, this exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average"
LOL - give an inch and some will take miles :D

My comment about the decision MS Downgrades free Onedrive storage, ends unlimited for Office 365 (You're in that thread too :-)).
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I was one of the first to use OneDrive back in 2007 (called SkyDrive back then) and I certainly do recall when OneDrive storage was unlimited, and a few spoiled it for the rest of us.

Even today with my 1 TB of cloud OneDrive I have with Microsoft 365, I’m only using 204.5 GB of my 1 TB. That’s only about 20% of my available 1 TB. When I look at what I’m storing, it’s still quite a bit.

60,365 Photos
5,206 Documents
1,108 Music Files
149 PDF files

I decided to go paperless a couple of decades ago and when I buy a new device, I download the PDF documentation and throw any paper docs away. I love having all my documentation for everything readily available everywhere on OneDrive. I even have OneDrive available on my smartphone. I can’t tell you how many times that’s been invaluable.

I bought a laser printer a couple of decades ago and I’m still on the introductory cartridge. That’s how much I print now that I’ve essentially gone paperless. I might even have saved a few trees.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9510 OLED
    CPU
    11th Gen i9 -11900H
    Memory
    32 GB 3200 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" OLED Infinity Edge Touch
    Screen Resolution
    16:10 Aspect Ratio (3456 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
    2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™)
    1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB Type-C™)
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps Netgear Mesh + 2 Satellites
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Microsoft PowerToys
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    Macrium Reflect
    Dell Support Assist
    Dell Command | Update
    LastPass Password Manager
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
    CoPilot
    BitLocker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    8 GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    900 Mbps Netgear Mesh + 2 Satellites
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium) + Bing
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security (Defender)
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365 subscription (Office)
    Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud
    Amazon Kindle
    Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation
    Lightroom/Photoshop subscription
    CoPilot
    BitLocker
I remember when OneDrive was first released. MS gave user so much free space that a number of users took advantage of it and was storing large media content on it.
Hi,
With that MS giveth and then taketh away typical MS policy
Get people to rely on free storage/... and warn them all because it will be deleted tomorrow :lmao:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-7-10-11Pro's
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 17" Nitro 7840sn/ 2x16gb 5600c40/ 4060/ stock 1tb-os/ 4tb sn850x
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth
    Memory
    Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb & Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb & 3200c14 4x8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti gaming
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek x3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    2-WD-sn850x 4tb/ 970evo+500gb/ 980 pro 2tb.
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & 1 Test bench in cherry Entertainment center
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3 with 2x mora 360mm rads only 980ti gaming air cooled
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
    Mouse
    Redragon x3
    Internet Speed
    xfinity gigabyte
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    mbam pro
Installed MobiDrive today, similar to OneDrive...,
20GB free, 200MB max file size, max 30 days for deleted files 🤷‍♂️
Doesn't sync User directories, matter of fact, it doesn't let you, you have to create the directories.
Proton is similar.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
Installed MobiDrive today, similar to OneDrive...,
20GB free, 200MB max file size, max 30 days for deleted files 🤷‍♂️
Doesn't sync User directories, matter of fact, it doesn't let you, you have to create the directories.
Hi,
Pretty useless for any type of media like movies/ tv series.
But then again this stuff would eat through 15gb onedrive pretty fast hehe
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-7-10-11Pro's
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 17" Nitro 7840sn/ 2x16gb 5600c40/ 4060/ stock 1tb-os/ 4tb sn850x
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth
    Memory
    Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb & Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb & 3200c14 4x8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti gaming
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek x3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    2-WD-sn850x 4tb/ 970evo+500gb/ 980 pro 2tb.
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & 1 Test bench in cherry Entertainment center
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3 with 2x mora 360mm rads only 980ti gaming air cooled
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
    Mouse
    Redragon x3
    Internet Speed
    xfinity gigabyte
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    mbam pro

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