09-06-2015 10:58 AM
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  1. Mike Newport's Avatar
    What is the point of using onedrive on windows 10 mobile? I recently tried tp10. after a hard reset almost all of my storage was used up. I checked the phone and nothing was stored on it. That's when I realized that it was Groove and one drive taking up the storage space, just as it now does on my 10 pc. So really whats the need to have onedrive on my mobile when I can just hook it to my pc and sync any files I choose? Someone please explain this to me.
    09-04-2015 07:25 PM
  2. BryceMD's Avatar
    There is no "offline" onedrive for mobile(unless you choose to download a file to local storage). So, the point is to have access to, potentially, terabytes of data without using local storage... not sure how this is even a question.
    09-04-2015 07:33 PM
  3. Mike Newport's Avatar
    that's not what I asked at all, I saying onedrive now stores all files on your phones memory, so why have all my memory used with files I can all ready access on my pc and move and use as I please, whats the point of having cloud based drive if it uses the system memory, which phone are you using that has terabytes of memory?
    09-04-2015 07:46 PM
  4. BryceMD's Avatar
    It doesn't though. I have OneDrive with over 500GB of data. And a 32GB Windows Phone. It's fairly simple to do the math there, and I still have 22 GB free on my phone.

    In fact, OneDrive is using 29.03MB
    09-04-2015 07:52 PM
  5. crazycanucks1977's Avatar
    I don't think you understand how OneDrive works on mobile. It doesn't store on your phone. My OneDrive is only 18mb but my OneDrive account is about 29gb
    09-04-2015 08:15 PM
  6. Mike Newport's Avatar
    On 8.1 mobile yes it only is about 18mb and all files are downloadable from the application, same as 8.1 PC, when I tried the new windows mobile tp10 one drive stored my 9gb that I have on it on my phone, just like the new 10 PC does, so what I don't understand is why OneDrive has changed so dramatically, I liked it when it was an online storage cloud on 8.1, now with windows 10pc and windows 10 mobile it's "syncs" the files and they are stored on my system whether its phone or PC, I just check my PC and my 9 GB I have on OneDrive are taking up that amount of room. Where as before they were on a "cloud " that stored them without taking up any system space, other then the application it self.
    09-04-2015 10:51 PM
  7. BryceMD's Avatar
    I think you are mistaken or have encountered some very serious bug. There's not even an option to have an offline onedrive experience on win10 mobile
    09-04-2015 11:02 PM
  8. raycpl's Avatar
    I have W10TP on my 920 and it absolutely does not store my OneDrive stuff on my phone.
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    09-04-2015 11:19 PM
  9. Jagadeeshvanum's Avatar
    One drive on mobile doesn't sync everything to mobile. Its just placeholders. When you open a file, it asks for a location to download. OneDrive on mobile is amazing. You have encountered with a problem.
    09-04-2015 11:38 PM
  10. Mike Newport's Avatar
    Well I do have older hardware on my Lumia 1020 so that could be a major factor, what's weird is when I updated to build 10512 I did a hard reset to regain my Lumia camera back and that's when I encountered this issue, sounds like I am the only one with thus problem so it must be my phone.
    09-05-2015 12:10 AM
  11. Mike Newport's Avatar
    One drive on mobile doesn't sync everything to mobile. Its just placeholders. When you open a file, it asks for a location to download. OneDrive on mobile is amazing. You have encountered with a problem.
    I thought I read an article on Windows Central that place holders were removed for OneDrive on windows 10 and that the files are now stored locally on the system memory?
    09-05-2015 02:50 AM
  12. raycpl's Avatar
    I've hard reset my phone numerous times with each update and never had this problem. The only thing remote similar is showing thumb nails of my files on OneDrive. I just disable this function
    09-05-2015 03:41 AM
  13. osars ehi's Avatar
    Well I do have older hardware on my Lumia 1020 so that could be a major factor, what's weird is when I updated to build 10512 I did a hard reset to regain my Lumia camera back and that's when I encountered this issue, sounds like I am the only one with thus problem so it must be my phone.
    Are you sure you dont have your groove playlist sync set to "keep music offline" ?
    09-05-2015 03:46 AM
  14. Mike Newport's Avatar
    Are you sure you dont have your groove playlist sync set to "keep music offline" ?
    Wow, yep that's what it was. Thank you so much man now I can relax and enjoy tp10. I really do love the new OS and much thanks for the positive feedback!
    09-05-2015 03:56 AM
  15. Bobvfr's Avatar
    So to summarise this thread, OneDrive isn't useless on Windows 10 mobile, in fact it's the one place it actually works properly.......................................
    09-05-2015 05:44 AM
  16. msirapian's Avatar
    Onedrive on W10M is useful ; however, at this stage, it has great difficulties to manage more than one account. My MSA account will stay there, but an added account (work) may disappear out of the blue, specially when needed. A bit annoying but will be ironed I presume.
    09-05-2015 06:36 AM
  17. realwarder's Avatar
    Onedrive on W10M is useful ; however, at this stage, it has great difficulties to manage more than one account. My MSA account will stay there, but an added account (work) may disappear out of the blue, specially when needed. A bit annoying but will be ironed I presume.
    Hope you've given feedback on this.
    09-05-2015 07:29 AM
  18. gabi tanase's Avatar
    Wy w10 not show in picture my multiple albumes?wy i can put a picture in group family or friends,not of person,at group in person people.
    09-05-2015 09:15 AM
  19. osars ehi's Avatar
    Wow, yep that's what it was. Thank you so much man now I can relax and enjoy tp10. I really do love the new OS and much thanks for the positive feedback!
    You welcome, enjoy the OS...
    09-05-2015 09:55 AM
  20. Mike Newport's Avatar
    So to summarise this thread, OneDrive isn't useless on Windows 10 mobile, in fact it's the one place it actually works properly.......................................
    Lol yeah pretty much, In the future maybe I will phrase my questions and concerns in a more appropriate manner!
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    09-05-2015 11:28 AM
  21. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    Heh, OneDrive on Windows 10 Mobile is more useful than it (or any other cloud solution) is anywhere else :) Uses no space on my phone, but I have about 1,000 pictures and 2,000 songs which I can view and use anywhere without taking up any space. Love it, and glad you found the solution to your problem.
    09-05-2015 11:51 AM
  22. msirapian's Avatar
    Hope you've given feedback on this.
    I usually fill in a feedback report before posting on forums lol ^_^ And both on PC and mobile if applicable.
    09-05-2015 01:57 PM
  23. Dietrich Cleijne's Avatar
    Wy w10 not show in picture my multiple albumes?wy i can put a picture in group family or friends,not of person,at group in person people.
    You may want to open a new topic about this, because i think it has nothing to do with the topic you are posting your question in.
    09-05-2015 02:34 PM
  24. taymur's Avatar
    That's not how onedrive works.

    i think you are having other issues.
    09-06-2015 04:36 AM
  25. Ivan05il's Avatar
    So to summarise this thread, OneDrive isn't useless on Windows 10 mobile, in fact it's the one place it actually works properly.......................................
    What have we learnt today :D I only hope somebody behind the changes in OneDrive for PCs does not decide to "improve" mobile version, too.
    Bobvfr likes this.
    09-06-2015 10:18 AM
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