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  1. manus31's Avatar
    Yes.
    If you copy a file from your device to this drive, then you will have the file in the original location AND your OneDrive. If you MOVE a file to the mapped drive letter, then it will be removed from your device and placed on OneDrive. Quite handy to have if you need to conserve space on your device.
    yes very handy,thanks.

    Will it still work if I uninstall the OneDrive app.I would like to get rid of the duplication of it coming up in file explorer
    rhapdog likes this.
    08-11-2015 09:40 AM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    yes very handy,thanks.

    Will it still work if I uninstall the OneDrive app.I would like to get rid of the duplication of it coming up in file explorer
    I'm no expert on the OneDrive app itself or what uninstalling the OneDrive app will do. OneDrive is pretty well integrated into Windows 10, so I'm not sure that you could "get rid" of it entirely, or what problems that would introduce.

    However, this procedure will not just work in Windows 10, but in Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. It is not dependent on the OneDrive app to work. You could even map a drive from a Mac if you wanted to, or even from Linux. As long as the OS can handle mapping network drives, you theoretically should be able to do this in one way or another on that OS.
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    08-11-2015 09:55 AM
  3. manus31's Avatar
    I'm no expert on the OneDrive app itself or what uninstalling the OneDrive app will do. OneDrive is pretty well integrated into Windows 10, so I'm not sure that you could "get rid" of it entirely, or what problems that would introduce.

    However, this procedure will not just work in Windows 10, but in Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. It is not dependent on the OneDrive app to work. You could even map a drive from a Mac if you wanted to, or even from Linux. As long as the OS can handle mapping network drives, you theoretically should be able to do this in one way or another on that OS.
    I Had a look and it seems OneDrive can only be removed completely from windows through changing local computer policy but this prevents all apps from using files from it.Best just to leave it be I think
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    08-11-2015 10:29 AM
  4. kiloeightone's Avatar
    Can anyone who has mapped OneDrive to a network drive folder and been using it for a while give me a quick heads-up on what to expect? Just if its useful, stable, any problems etc.
    08-12-2015 09:12 AM
  5. kiloeightone's Avatar
    Incidentally, after days of messaging OneDrive on twitter about auto backup of camera roll (without sync) they sent me to a chat operator, who told me yes its doable on W10 but I would need to phone them to find out how to do it.
    08-12-2015 09:14 AM
  6. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Like it, as long as it keeps everything on line, I have 225gb on my one drive (all free) but, using about 90gb, so with a 150gb partition for Windows 10 on my SSD, you can see my issue.

    EditL I set it up, Nice, drag and drop right on to it... simple enough too, Does this work in Windows 7/8 as well to show up as a drive ?

    Sorry, should of read the whole thread, D'oh !
    However, this procedure will not just work in Windows 10, but in Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. .
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    08-12-2015 09:57 AM
  7. manus31's Avatar
    Can anyone who has mapped OneDrive to a network drive folder and been using it for a while give me a quick heads-up on what to expect? Just if its useful, stable, any problems etc.
    I set it up yesterday evening and it works very well.Although I have had one or two problems.I cannot get the drive to automatically sign in each time the PC restarts.I also can't seem to add large files to the drive.I tried adding a movie which looked like it was copying over,but when it was done it just showed an empty file with 0kb size.I did add a few music albums which went in fine.I intend to upload films through my browser in the future
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    08-12-2015 10:08 AM
  8. rhapdog's Avatar
    Incidentally, after days of messaging OneDrive on twitter about auto backup of camera roll (without sync) they sent me to a chat operator, who told me yes its doable on W10 but I would need to phone them to find out how to do it.
    Sounds like the old, "passing of the buck" routine.
    08-12-2015 10:52 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    ...can't seem to add large files to the drive.I tried adding a movie which looked like it was copying over,but when it was done it just showed an empty file with 0kb size...
    Is the movie file greater than the single file limit of OneDrive? (Should be 10GB or less... Not sure if that is fully implemented or not. The old limit was 2GB)

    Did you use Drag and Drop? Or a more traditional Upload method?

    Internet speed is good?
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    08-12-2015 06:29 PM
  10. thundr51's Avatar
    With 2 factor auth, it seems like the password doesn't stay. I followed the instructions, but as soon as I reboot I need to generate another password, even if I use the remember credentials.
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    08-12-2015 06:55 PM
  11. c3RAMburger's Avatar
    Thanks OP!
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    08-12-2015 09:47 PM
  12. manus31's Avatar
    Is the movie file greater than the single file limit of OneDrive? (Should be 10GB or less... Not sure if that is fully implemented or not. The old limit was 2GB)

    Did you use Drag and Drop? Or a more traditional Upload method?

    Internet speed is good?
    Yea I initially tried to copy over 30gigs of movies to free up space on my hard drive(drag and drop).Took about 2 hrs which seemed wrong to me and then all files were empty on the mapped drive.I then tried to copy over a 800mb avi movie which was empty to.

    I wonder does uploading continue long after the file has been copied over
    rhapdog likes this.
    08-13-2015 03:39 AM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Testing with a 699MB .avi.

    My internet is really slow. The file copy bar went surprisingly fast... It took it a few more minutes to show in OneDrive. I just dropped it in the root folder BTW.

    Still not streaming though... It might be buffering. I'll check back later.
    08-13-2015 11:04 AM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    It was buffering. The vid just started playing, then stopped to buffer more.

    I know my internet and am 100% certain it must still be uploading in the background. There is no way 699MB does not take hours at my bandwidth.

    Point is I dumped it in the root folder, the icon for the video appeared. It would seem to be uploading in the background and it is streamable.

    Check your steps in setting it up as a network drive... Maybe try just placing files in root and moving them to a folder once you know they are really there...
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    08-13-2015 11:45 AM
  15. manus31's Avatar
    It was buffering. The vid just started playing, then stopped to buffer more.

    I know my internet and am 100% certain it must still be uploading in the background. There is no way 699MB does not take hours at my bandwidth.

    Point is I dumped it in the root folder, the icon for the video appeared. It would seem to be uploading in the background and it is streamable.

    Check your steps in setting it up as a network drive... Maybe try just placing files in root and moving them to a folder once you know they are really there...
    I know my setup is good.I've dropped I a couple f albums and they've all synced with my phone perfectly. I would say the larger files upload in the background somehow.Anyway,I'm gonna use my browser to upload movies in the future.least then I can get an accurate estimate of progress
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    08-13-2015 12:43 PM
  16. DavidinCT's Avatar
    This is slow and clunky to use, I do not want to keeping temp files, as it will eat up my SSD but, clicking on the drive will prompt for logon, after hitting it 2 times, it will stop asking and about 30 seconds later the files show.

    Admitting this is the first time after a reboot but, it's still there...
    08-15-2015 10:30 AM
  17. rhapdog's Avatar
    This is slow and clunky to use, I do not want to keeping temp files, as it will eat up my SSD but, clicking on the drive will prompt for logon, after hitting it 2 times, it will stop asking and about 30 seconds later the files show.

    Admitting this is the first time after a reboot but, it's still there...
    Yes, unfortunately this is not a perfect setup, but it is a way to keep working, even if first access is rather slow.

    Don't feel bad, it takes longer than 30 seconds for the files to show on my system. This is for the people who must have access to all the files without room for all the files. I actually have room for all my files, as I have a large HDD instead of an SSD in my laptop. I just created this how-to and set it up on my end for testing so that I could help people that needed help with this.

    It's kind of like when your rowboat is filling up with water. You can't repair it while out on the lake, but using a pale to scoop water out to keep the boat afloat is better than drowning. Hmm. Maybe that's a bad example. Then again, some people may feel that way.
    08-15-2015 11:24 AM
  18. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Erm... Question here.

    Do we know how this affects device Backup if we Unlink the now redundant OneDrive folder on the PC?
    08-20-2015 01:01 PM
  19. Apoorvdec's Avatar
    is there any way to do this with dropbox ??? please
    i want to do it with this https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ierx5qz93...u3330MPFa?dl=0 its a public link
    09-01-2015 03:35 PM
  20. rhapdog's Avatar
    is there any way to do this with dropbox ??? please
    i want to do it with this https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ierx5qz93...u3330MPFa?dl=0 its a public link
    This is an excellent question for a new thread. This thread is specifically about OneDrive, and I don't want to confuse people. I also don't have any experience or knowledge about DropBox at this time.

    Doing a quick search for "Mapping DropBox as a Network Drive" yielded a number of results, most dating to 2011. I have no idea if they still work, but I'd recommend starting with a search for that.
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    09-01-2015 03:55 PM
  21. Paul Foulkes's Avatar
    When I go to onedrive I don't have any cid code??? It just says OneDrive.live.com
    09-12-2015 05:40 AM
  22. RumoredNow's Avatar
    When I go to onedrive I don't have any cid code??? It just says OneDrive.live.com
    R U logged in bbz?
    09-12-2015 11:14 AM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Erm... Question here.

    Do we know how this affects device Backup if we Unlink the now redundant OneDrive folder on the PC?

    Backup is a negative under this scenario.
    09-12-2015 11:15 AM
  24. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Incidentally, after days of messaging OneDrive on twitter about auto backup of camera roll (without sync) they sent me to a chat operator, who told me yes its doable on W10 but I would need to phone them to find out how to do it.
    Auto-upload does work, just not immediately as it did before with WP8.1. It now waits for the best Wifi conditions, and an idle system state. Be patient, your pics will show up in the camera roll folder automagically within a day or two. If you must have them there right away, you can always manually "share" them to your Ondrive folder of choice.

    When I go to onedrive I don't have any cid code??? It just says OneDrive.live.com
    You've gotta click on one of your folders.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    09-12-2015 12:06 PM
  25. Paul Foulkes's Avatar
    R U logged in bbz?
    What is bbz?
    09-12-2015 12:37 PM
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