1. slipslip's Avatar
    I have more than 100GB sitting empty in OneDrive (after the Bing Rewards promotion), and I would like to back up all of my photos/video there and remove them from my hard drive, which is nearly full. My "My Pictures" folder is >50GB (that's what happens when you've got kids!), and I'd love to free up that space. (And, yes, I do have them backed up to an external hard drive as well.)

    I haven't been able to figure out how to use OneDrive as an archive, rather than as a fully-synced drive. I originally thought of moving the My Pictures folder to OneDrive in Windows Explorer, but my understanding is that will keep it locally and sync it to the cloud.

    (As a side note, I also don't understand how this will work for the low flash-only storage Chromebook-competitors that MS and its hardware partners are releasing this holiday season.)
    10-23-2014 03:12 PM
  2. jeffchapik's Avatar
    Right click on the folder on your PC and mark it as "Online only". This removes it from the sync and then you can delete the local copy.



    I'm doing this from memory on my phone, so forgive me if the actual option is called something slightly different, but that's the idea.

    I just did this myself a couple of weeks ago. Worked fine.
    10-23-2014 03:36 PM
  3. slipslip's Avatar
    Thanks jeffchapik, though I do not see that option (or anything similar). I wonder if that option is only available with Windows 8 and above. I'm still on Win7.
    10-23-2014 03:39 PM
  4. jeffchapik's Avatar
    10-23-2014 03:42 PM
  5. slipslip's Avatar
    Bummer. Well, I've been thinking of upgrading to Win 8, so maybe that's a good reason to do so.
    10-23-2014 03:49 PM

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