1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I have folowing situation. On my home computer I have about 500GB of data, which I want to move to OneDrive. Everything would be nice, however my home Internet speed is only 2Mbps for upload. On the other side on my job I have much higher speed (about 100Mbps for upload). Is there a way that I upload the data on my job computer, but to avoid downloading it again on my home computer as I have that data already there, but just to link it somehow ?
    11-08-2016 11:33 AM
  2. AV2RY's Avatar
    Idk will this download files or not, maybe someone else can help you, but you could try this.
    1. On your home PC disconnect from internet and then move your files to OneDrive folder. Leave it like that.
    2. Now, on your work PC open OneDrive (web) and drop your files there exactly the same way as on home PC
    3. Connect to internet at home
    11-08-2016 11:45 AM
  3. Leonel Funes's Avatar
    I think what you're asking is to have everything uploaded from work, but have the placeholders at home, is that right?

    Or are you saying that once uploaded, you don't want to copies of everything at home? If that's the case, just move everything (in your home PC) from the default libraries to your OneDrive libraries. When two files in the same folder and with the same name are found, it is usually overridden by the newer file.
    E.g. if you have 'File1.txt' in your PC under 'C:\Users\YourName\OneDrive\Documents\Folder', and on onedrive.com under 'Documents > Folder', they'll be considered as one file, showing only the newer copy.

    I hope this helps!
    11-08-2016 11:46 AM
  4. MilanMilan's Avatar
    Actually, yes. As I already have all those files on my home computer, I don't want to download it again from OneDrive. I copied all these folder to ext.hdd and I want to sent it from my work computer to OneDrive.
    11-08-2016 12:30 PM
  5. Bob-o-pedic's Avatar
    1 question and 1 answer.

    Q: The reason behind your question is what? Do you pay for the bandwidth at home by usage or are you trying to avoid saturating your link with this traffic? Just curious as to what you are trying to work around.

    A: I think the way it would work is that the desktop OneDrive app would compare the files in the cloud with the ones on your desktop and only upload the bits that don't match.

    So, if you set up the OneDrive app on your desktop but don't place any data in your OneDrive folder (on the web or on your desktop) and then ...

    1) pause synchronization
    2) place the files you want to synchronize to the cloud into the OneDrive folder (on your desktop)
    3) go to work and upload the files to your OneDrive folder (on the web)
    4) go home and turn on synchronization
    5) cross your fingers

    The app should check to see if what is in the cloud is in the local folder on your desktop and see that they match. If they do match, it should only pass the comparison traffic and not the actual files (as long as the files have not changed). At least that is what I would hope it does. Not sure how it compares files but I would assume a complex combination of file hash values, file size, file type, file modified, create date, etc.). That's my completely uninformed theory anyway. I haven't tested this so YMMV.

    NOTE: If you are on Windows 10, you might be out of luck because you can't pause the synchronization ...

    Last edited by Bob-o-pedic; 11-08-2016 at 02:34 PM. Reason: fix spelling, add explanation to my question
    11-08-2016 01:39 PM
  6. MilanMilan's Avatar
    I explained in the first post, in my home I have 2mpbs upload, on my work 40mbps. In home it will send 30 days this amount of data, but on work just 2 days. I just want to avoid downloading that files again on my home computer, as I already have that there.
    11-09-2016 12:18 AM
  7. MilanMilan's Avatar
    The main question is here, what is the first step to do. If I first upload files to OneDrive on my work computer, and then copy files to OneDrive folder on my hone computer and start OneDrive app, isn't it going to download those files from OneDrive? Or I first need to copy all file on my home computer with OneDrive turned off, and then upload files on my work pc, and then turn on OneDrive on my home pc ?
    11-09-2016 01:23 AM

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