Understanding Onedrive File Storage


telboy911

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Could someone please explain something to me?

I have quit Onedrive for some time now, as I don't need a 'Backup' I do my own regular Image backup to an External HDD. But I notice that when you expand the Onedrive file (see attached photo) you seem to see that you have a duplicate of everything you have in your computer's 'Documents' and 'Pictures folders'. Is Onedrive storing a complete second copy of Documents and Pictures etc. using up double the space on your computer's hard drive?

Many thanks guys.
 

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just for share

i trick this free onedrive with this one

i install and set 1drv to c:\onedrive\ and choose nothing to backup

then i move path mydocument inside onedrive ... and my picture inside onedrive
in that case it will work as "cloud storage" not backup app...

today. before i post this, i search on youtube. and find ask leo tutorial about 1drv .. why it make copies or how to use 1drv in right way.

and i forgot at w11 we have tutorial about link the folder outside c:\onedrive or not. but you can find it on tenforum
 

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