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OneDrive on a W8.1 PC


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Can someone please suggest a straight forward description of the OneDrive feature (app?) that came with my W8.1 pc? --- not the ads toting all its features but a simple explanation of how it works?

 

Absent that, I have come to these understandings about OneDrive. I'd appreciate confirmation, corrections, and clarifications.

 

a. The files I save on OneDrive: are they physically  stored on my PC or in someone's (MS ?) server?

b. Can I think of OneDrive as a folder under Desktop\MyComputer\\C:?

 

Thanks. .... batpark


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a. They are stored on a Microsoft server

b. Not really, no.

 

OneDrive is a file hosting (cloud) service that allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device.

 

https://www.google.c...define:onedrive


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Edit by paws, sorry Doc, I must really learn to type a little quicker!

 

Hi batpark

Hope this is not too simple, but I tend to look at it this way.

 

I can either have my data files on my own computer

or on

someone else's

 

If I want to keep my stuff on someone else's computer then it's often called  in the "cloud"

 

An example of using the cloud is:

 

One Drive

 

Hope this helps.

 

Here's chapter and verse if your not happy with my simple way of looking at things

 

http://windows.micro...edrive-tutorial

 

Regards

paws


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Doc, Paws: Thanks much. I will read that URL.

 

I saw an MS ad for OneDrive that shows that MS charges a minimum of $6/mo. But, so far as I am aware, I am not paying any fee for using OneDrive. Is that because it was bundled in to the purchase price of the pc?  ,,, batpark


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Up to 5GB free, up to 1TB for Office 365 consumer subscribers. More info here: https://web.archive....nedrive_changes


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