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flashh4

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I had OneDrive shut off on my other computers, still do ! Now i have the option to disable/remove it just wondering what is your choice ? I usually save my files to another removable drive ! So why should i keep it ?
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I did not install it in Win 10 or 11.
 

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I don't use it and I remove/disable it when I installed Win 11. Keep in mind this is all a personal choice and YMMV.
 

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AlanWade

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No I dont use it either.
 

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I don't want my data floating in the cloud or my computer stuttering during the sync process... I, too have it disabled.
I don't save my photos and data on the same drive as the OS. So there is no reason for me to worry when the Windows OS act up.

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    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
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    Samsung M.2
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
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I'm using it, and love it. Don't have my main User folder synced auto, thou. Always select what to save and what I have enabled on some system. Also have online-offline backup of some files on Onedrive (offline - not shared by any system, just online).
 

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    Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Dev
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    ASUS B460M
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    16 GB DDR4 Crucial
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    Windows 10 Home
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    Ryzen 7 4700u
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    8 GB DDR4
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I have everything on my work Onedrive related to work and everything on my personal OneDrive. Hardly ever use local storage for stuff unless an emergency. It's coped well up until now (touch wood).
 

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    32Gb
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    HP Z440
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    Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
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    Microsoft USB OEM
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    76Mbit
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    Using Windows 11 on my main workhorse machine.
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    Windows 10 Education
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    Lenovo Yoga 13
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10210U CPU @ 1.60GHz 2.11 GHz
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    8Gb
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johnlgalt

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I use it along with the Windows Defender Controller folder access for the ability to recover files in case of a Ransomware attack.

Played havoc with some games for a while but I've got all those allowed, now.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro X64
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    HomeBrew
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
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    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
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    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
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    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
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    2* 1920*1080
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    3x Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 1 TB SSD (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM --> RAID1
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    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
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    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
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    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
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    Laptop
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    Dell Latitude E5470
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
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    Dell
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
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    Dell laptop display 15"
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    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
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I use it as well. Primarily, I have my cell phones setup to automatically back up the camera roll to my OneDrive account.

Also, have a subscription to Office 365, so all of my family members have 1TB of their own OneDrive space. It's what I use for work as well. It's always worked well for me.
 

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citrixscu

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I sync my personal stuff with OneDrive. At one point I had everything on G Drive, but I prefer OneDrive while using Windows systems.
 

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    Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
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    5900X
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    AORUS X570S Master
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    32GB Crucial DDR3600
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    1080Ti
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    Denon AVR
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Onedrive comes with 5GB free which is still enough for a lot of photos and important documents. It is a handy way to transfer small files from one pc to another without having to carry extrrnal drives (fixed or removable).

On the end, if you do not need it, don't use it.

I find it anusing when people obsess over removing stuff thst saves a few mb only, in the mistaken belief that performance will increase. Maybe a little on an old HDD but on modern SSDs, you could not detect any difference!
 

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    ASUS Vivobook 14
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    I7
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    Yep, Laptop has one.
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    16 GB
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    Integrated Intel Iris XE
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    Realtek built in
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    N/A
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    1920x1080
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    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
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    Yep, got one
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    Yep, got one
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    Built in
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    Bluetooth , wired
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markw51

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I keep all my documents on OneDrive and even store important documents in the personal vault. Photo management can be a bit slow, but it's never let me down.
 

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    Windows 11 build 10.0.22000.120
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    Tablet
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    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
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    Intel i5-1035G4
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    8GB
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    Surface keyboard
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    Surface keyboard / MS Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse
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Kari

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I wouldn't survive without OneDrive. After cleaning my main personal OD a few days ago, I still have over 180 GB stored there. Everything, over 43,000 files in some 2,500+ folders is shown in File Explorer, yet OD only takes currently just over one GB of disk space.

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When I need to / want to reinstall Windows, I do not have to think about my files. When on desktop first time after installation, all those files are there, automatically added to OD folder. No need to backup to external drive, then import back to new installation.

For those users not liking / using OneDrive and wanting to delete it from system, I want to tell that it's time to remove the tinfoil hat. OD is taking a few KBs when not used, removing it does not make your system faster, nor help you to protect from spying, nor does it free any space. Or, to be correct, you can have space for one more short Notepad .txt file in space gained by removing OD. Not more.

Kari
 

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    Windows 11 PRO x64 Dev
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    Hyper-V Virtual Machine (host in System 2 specs)
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    Intel Core i7-8550U
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    6 GB
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    Microsoft Hyper-V Video
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    Laptop display (17.1") & Samsung U28E590 (27.7")
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    Windows 11 PRO x64 Dev Channel
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    Laptop
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    HP HP ProBook 470 G5
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    Intel Core i7-8550U
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    HP 837F KBC Version 02.3D.00
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    16 GB
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    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620 & NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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    Laptop display (17.1") & Samsung U28E590 (27.7")
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    128 GB SSD & 1 TB HDD
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    Wireless Logitech MSX mouse
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    Wireless Logitech MK710 keyboard
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    100 Mbps down, 20 Mbps up
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    Edge Chromium Dev Channel
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flashh4

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Many thanks everyone, i have lot of files that i kept while doing Malware Removal so i'm going to keep them still all separate from everything else. I'm going to leave it off for now ! Thanks gang for your input !
Chuck
 

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    Windows11
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP HP ENVY TE01
    CPU
    2.90 gigahertz Intel Core i7-10700
    Motherboard
    Board: HP 8767 A (SMVB)
    Memory
    16214 Megabytes Usable Installed Memor
    Hard Drives
    1511.52 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    1418.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
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    Logitech wireless
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    M 185 wireless
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    12 ms Jitter 8 ms Download 10.5 Mbps Upload 1.7
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And, in turn, thank you for replying back with your decision and thanking everyone who replied, regardless of whether they were in agreement with or disagreement with your idea.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2* 1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    3x Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 1 TB SSD (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM --> RAID1
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
    Browser
    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4
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