1. skest3qc's Avatar
    Hi,
    when i delete a photo from my WP it does not get deleted from my camera roll backup (one drive). Is this by design or is there a setting to set to delete these kind of photos?

    Thanks
    10-28-2014 05:59 AM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    That function is by design to simply keep space on your phone free if you need it.
    10-28-2014 06:06 AM
  3. skest3qc's Avatar
    My problem is that the photo does not get deleted on one drive.
    10-28-2014 06:19 AM
  4. Michael Brooks5's Avatar
    Then you need to delete it if of OneDrive as out won't do it on its own because it worlds s second storage.
    10-28-2014 06:34 AM
  5. skest3qc's Avatar
    Michael, you mean its by design ;) ?
    10-28-2014 07:28 AM
  6. Suicide Stacey's Avatar
    The OneDrive is totally different app to camera roll. Imagine taking a pic then doing a screen shot of the same pic. You can delete the main pic but the screen shot will still be there until you delete it. That's the whole point of OneDrive...to store any pics if you accidentally lost pics on your phone 😉
    gpobernardo likes this.
    10-28-2014 07:48 AM
  7. skest3qc's Avatar
    Well then its not a good solution from Microsoft :) I need to delete these kind of files on two different places which is not funny if you browse through 900 pics...

    How do you handle this? You keep the pics you do not need anymore?

    Thanks
    10-28-2014 07:59 AM
  8. Viipottaja's Avatar
    Yeah, I too would love a setting that would allow you to either 1) delete pics also from OneDrive or 2) would delete pics from my phone say for the older 25% once they have been packed up to OneDrive, thus always keeping my phone memory unglogged. Hmm. As I am writing I am starting to think the latter would, surprisingly, actually be kind of good idea - so just posted it in the user voice suggestions site. :P
    10-28-2014 08:02 AM
  9. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    You can always turn off automatic upload of your pictures to OneDrive. That way, you could save only the pictures you want.
    10-28-2014 08:18 AM
  10. skest3qc's Avatar
    Well in that case i would always need to manually move pics to one drive.... On ios this works as it should :)

    It should work automatically as a sync service...

    Well MS should fix that problem :)

    Thanks all
    10-28-2014 08:30 AM
  11. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Well then its not a good solution from Microsoft :)
    I would say it's not a good solution *for you* and your needs. With regards to your phone's camera roll, OneDrive is intended as a cloud backup/storage/archive. For better or worse, it is not meant to simply mirror the contents of your phone. OneDrive has the advantage of infinite storage space. I suppose they could have a separate "Archive" folder that would store every photo, and separate "Camera Roll" photo that synced with your device (and vice versa, so that if you added/deleted photos from the web they would be pushed down to the Camera Roll on your phone).
    Perhaps the limited phone storage makes it impractical to have a two-way sync relationship, so instead the default flow is in one direction from the phone to the cloud (with the ability to manually pull information out of the cloud).

    So, what should you do? Consider "managing" photos just in OneDrive. Periodically go through the OneDrive Camera Roll and move or copy photos you want to keep into a dedicated folder or set of folders. You can either clear out the Camera Roll folder or keep it as an archive. You can then copy that folder of nice photos from OneDrive and put it on your phone.
    Consider giving up "management" on your device. If you use OneDrive as described above, then you just need to periodically purge your phone's camera roll to ensure you have space. Don't bother picking and choosing stuff. Do all that online.
    The mistake you're making is trying to manage this stuff twice. My hope is that Windows 10 will intelligently allow selective folder sync (offline access) on phones the way it does on tablets. This way your folder of "keepers" could just be available offline on every device, without needing to manually push or pull things.
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    10-28-2014 08:34 AM
  12. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Well in that case i would always need to manually move pics to one drive.... On ios this works as it should :)
    It should work automatically as a sync service...
    Well MS should fix that problem :)
    Again, this is just a different approach, not necessarily the way it *should* work. Believe me, lots of people get annoyed when their photos disappear in iOS.
    10-28-2014 08:39 AM
  13. skest3qc's Avatar
    I would say it's not a good solution *for you* and your needs. With regards to your phone's camera roll, OneDrive is intended as a cloud backup/storage/archive. For better or worse, it is not meant to simply mirror the contents of your phone. OneDrive has the advantage of infinite storage space. I suppose they could have a separate "Archive" folder that would store every photo, and separate "Camera Roll" photo that synced with your device (and vice versa, so that if you added/deleted photos from the web they would be pushed down to the Camera Roll on your phone).
    Perhaps the limited phone storage makes it impractical to have a two-way sync relationship, so instead the default flow is in one direction from the phone to the cloud (with the ability to manually pull information out of the cloud).

    So, what should you do? Consider "managing" photos just in OneDrive. Periodically go through the OneDrive Camera Roll and move or copy photos you want to keep into a dedicated folder or set of folders. You can either clear out the Camera Roll folder or keep it as an archive. You can then copy that folder of nice photos from OneDrive and put it on your phone.
    Consider giving up "management" on your device. If you use OneDrive as described above, then you just need to periodically purge your phone's camera roll to ensure you have space. Don't bother picking and choosing stuff. Do all that online.
    The mistake you're making is trying to manage this stuff twice. My hope is that Windows 10 will intelligently allow selective folder sync (offline access) on phones the way it does on tablets. This way your folder of "keepers" could just be available offline on every device, without needing to manually push or pull things.
    Thanks for the tips :)
    Now its clear to me why they have made it so.
    10-28-2014 08:45 AM
  14. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    One other tip. Setup OneDrive to sync with your desktop and do all that management, copying, pasting there (using the folder directory on your desktop). Then have those changes go back up to the cloud. It will be much easier than working through the OneDrive web portal, which is relatively slow. Lastly, keep in mind that OneDrive is not really a great photo management or gallery solution.
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    10-28-2014 09:00 AM
  15. Suicide Stacey's Avatar
    Well then its not a good solution from Microsoft :) I need to delete these kind of files on two different places which is not funny if you browse through 900 pics...

    How do you handle this? You keep the pics you do not need anymore?

    Thanks
    Personally I do it as soon as I take a pic.... I save I to one drive then delete the pic straight away. Once you get into that ha but it becomes 2nd nature :-)
    skest3qc likes this.
    10-28-2014 09:18 AM
  16. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Well in that case i would always need to manually move pics to one drive.... On ios this works as it should :)

    It should work automatically as a sync service...

    Well MS should fix that problem :)

    Thanks all
    I hear what you're saying. :)
    10-28-2014 05:09 PM
  17. envio's Avatar
    I think what the OP wants (for photos at least) is intelligent syncing. Windows Phone's camera roll simply takes advantage of the integrated access to OneDrive to save having to remember to manually upload. I agree with Chris_Kez's comment to consider managing photos in one place rather than two for the time being. But I am just as guilty sometimes. Sounds like a good WP Uservoice feature suggestion!
    10-30-2014 06:34 AM

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