1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I've just installed OneDrive. The quick tutorial you get with it says you can just drag and drop any file (or folder) into the OneDrive folder to upload it.

    I see that when you do that, the file is actually moved, rather than copied. BUT any existing shortcut to that file is automatically updated to reflect the new file location, so the shortcut is still valid and you don't have to create a new one.

    Nonetheless, that means that, other than clicking on a shortcut, you have to remember the new location of all the files you've moved to the OneDrive folder.

    Does this mean that, assuming your computer is connected to the internet and you're logged onto the OneDrive website, any file you move to the OneDrive folder is immediately uploaded to your own personal OneCloud storage area in the cloud?

    And what happens if you drag a file into the OneDrive folder when the computer ISN'T connected to the internet, or you're not logged onto OneDrive? Is the file automatically immediately uploaded to the cloud as soon you DO log onto OneDrive from the computer where the files are residing in the OneCloud folder?

    Also, for any given file you've uploaded, is it possible to then modify that file while it remains in the cloud, or must you download it, modify it, and then upload it again, with OneDrive then giving you a choice of whether to overwrite the older version of the file that's still in the cloud, or store the newer version of the file along with the older one?
    01-25-2016 03:24 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I've just installed OneDrive. The quick tutorial you get with it says you can just drag and drop any file (or folder) into the OneDrive folder to upload it.

    I see that when you do that, the file is actually moved, rather than copied. BUT any existing shortcut to that file is automatically updated to reflect the new file location, so the shortcut is still valid and you don't have to create a new one.

    Nonetheless, that means that, other than clicking on a shortcut, you have to remember the new location of all the files you've moved to the OneDrive folder.

    Does this mean that, assuming your computer is connected to the internet and you're logged onto the OneDrive website, any file you move to the OneDrive folder is immediately uploaded to your own personal OneCloud storage area in the cloud?

    And what happens if you drag a file into the OneDrive folder when the computer ISN'T connected to the internet, or you're not logged onto OneDrive? Is the file automatically immediately uploaded to the cloud as soon you DO log onto OneDrive from the computer where the files are residing in the OneCloud folder?

    Also, for any given file you've uploaded, is it possible to then modify that file while it remains in the cloud, or must you download it, modify it, and then upload it again, with OneDrive then giving you a choice of whether to overwrite the older version of the file that's still in the cloud, or store the newer version of the file along with the older one?
    I can answer a few questions
    When you move any file to the onedrive folder, and you are connected to the internet, the file will begin uploading. Onedrive periodically checks for any changes and if it finds new files there it will upload them.

    The uploading ideally begins when you connect to the internet though from personal experience it can take a few minutes depending on the number of files and size (250 files or 2GB can take a while)

    By the way, for uploading to your onedrive cloud storage, you don't need to log into the website on any browser. You just have to be logged in on the onedrive service on your pc
    01-25-2016 06:06 AM
  3. Forgewizard's Avatar
    The uploading ideally begins when you connect to the internet though from personal experience it can take a few minutes depending on the number of files and size (250 files or 2GB can take a while)
    That is an understatement! Now have over 48 hours invested in JUST getting files to OneDrive! NOT on dial - up. Have used DropBox too, and large file uploads are done in under an hour! I am thinking that my files are being read as they are getting uploaded.

    Am seriously disappointed in this experience. Started with a brand new PC, with native install of Windows 10, attempting to consolidate files from multiple sources. Do not dare exit the uploading process because I will have no idea what was successful and what was not.

    Now have discovered that my former Skydrive storage will be eliminated?

    Looks like I will move my files AGAIN, OFF of OneDrive and over to Flickr and DropBox but that may be next week when OneDrive finishes uploading... ( 2.4 GB of 21.1 GB, 1883 files remaining...)
    02-05-2016 04:15 AM
  4. kwajr's Avatar
    I would just like to point out that no service will upload 22gb in under an hr.


    I don't care what you use just do not lie.
    02-05-2016 04:21 AM

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