OneDrive Documentation

richlocus
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OneDrive Documentation

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Hello:
I'm reading a book on Microsoft One Drive, and it is misleading to some extent. From what I can tell, once I copy a file from my regular Documents folder (not linked to OneDrive) to one drive, it makes a local copy on this address:

C:\Users\MyUserName\OneDrive\

When I change the file on one drive, it has no effect on the original non-OneDrive Documents folders.

Is this your understanding? All changes are made to the OneDrive Microsoft remote server and copied to the C:\Users\MyUserName\OneDrive folder. It never touches the non-one drive original source of the file.

The book didn't emphasize that issue so I originally thought it would modify my original non-One Drive file in the local Documents directory.

Is this your understanding, or am I missing something?

Thanks,
Rich Locus

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Re: OneDrive Documentation

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If you copy a file from a non OneDrive folder A to a folder B in your local OneDrive folder, the two files are completely independent of each other: changes made to one won't affect the other.

In this respect, it works the same as on your hard disk: if you copy a file from local folder A to local folder B, changes made to the file in folder A won't affect the copy in folder B, and vice versa: changes to the file in folder B won't affect the file in folder A.

But a file in your local OneDrive folder (or one of its subfolders), it will be synchronized with its copy in the cloud. Changes to one will be reflected in the other.
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Hans

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Re: OneDrive Documentation

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Hans:
Thanks! The book didn't make that clear.
Regards,
Rich Locus