Can Backup To OneDrive Without Creating Another Local Copy?
Jan 8, 2016
I'm using windows 10. I have backed up my photos to onedrive. The photos now show up, in file explorer, both on my C drive and in the onedrive folder. Does this mean I now have 3 copies of the photos - the original, the one in the cloud and a synched copy?I have run WinDirStat and it does look like I have two copies of my photos locally. Can I use onedrive to just store a backup without creating an additional local copy?
I'm having a problem with Windows 10. I just created a local account then poof, taskbar & start menu is not working, search button won't open, I can't see the date and time, and no access at the PC settings. Is it because I'm not connected in the internet when I created a local account?
Kid logs in with a microsoft account which can be monitored, but then creates a local account that can't be monitored and accesses internet sites that are not appropriate. Any way to prevent kids from creating local accounts in Windows10?
We have some computers with Windows 8 installed in a public library for the public to use. They are locked down tight with local GPO and is not in a domain since they need only Internet access. We have now switched to Windows 10 as OS on new computers and I was wondering if I could some how just copy the local GPO from the old Windows 8 computer so I did not have to run through all options and set the them again in order to lock the new computers down as tight due to security.
I made a thread here some time ago in trying to create a System Image (Sys Img) using a 3.0USB 1 TB Toshiba External HDD. My issue is it runs then stops with errors and creates blank folders in the ExtHDD.
with the Critical error Start and cortana not working, I am trying to create a backup. It states one has not been set up. I have a small laptop (HP x360, with no cd disc. I am trying to go back to windows 8 as this Windows 10 error has not been fixed after multiple tries.
Windows 10 OneDrive seems to only want to operate as your primary file storage repository with your PC being a potential backup for OneDrive. I do not want to use it in that manner. How do I use OneDrive to simply copy selected files and folders from my PC to OneDrive without any Syncing enabled? If I deselect 'Sync files and folders' in OneDrive settings, it seems to disable the OneDrive link in File Explorer. Ideally I would like to have a backup setup to sync OneDrive with my PC so that OneDrive mirrors my PC...not the other way around. how to copy files from PC to OneDrive using File Explorer.
I use4 a local account, no MSA. I want to use OneDrive as a repository that automatically syncs files I place there with the Microsoft Cloud so I can access those files and folders from other computers.Right now, after a Clean Install, OneDrive has a lot of folders I don't wnat there, so how do I get rid of most of them?
I've been having some intermittent issues with OneDrive syncing just sort of crashing on me perdiocally throughout the day (and also refusing to save any selective sync settings that I set). One of the solutions I read about was unlinking and then relinking your MS account to the OneDrive app. But, with Windows 10 it appears that you can't unlink your account if you're signing into the PC with your MS account. So, I switched over to a local account, and now OneDrive won't login at all, and it won't let me setup a different account or anything else (unlink account button is grayed out, as is the icon because it's not signed in).
Any thoughts on how to really reset this? I've tried running OneDriveSetup from the AppData folder which did nothing. I've tried running the onedrive.exe with the /reset argument, which did nothing but close OneDrive.
Why is my Lumia 730 with Windows 10 Technical Preview unable to Restore backup data from OneDrive? Today I received an update from Windows Insider Program. Before installing it, I Backed up my phone data (Lumia Denim) to OneDrive. Then downloaded and installed the update, and now my phone is having Windows 10 Technical Preview. Although it was installed successfully, still I found some bug in the Flight Mode option . Flight Mode was ON and I couldn't turn it OFF. So I tried RESET MY PHONE.
While resetting my phone, it asked whether I would like to restore from the already Backed up data from OneDrive. I selected YES, but after successfully restoring data up to 20% the phone notified me that UNABLE TO VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT. I repeated the process thrice with no solution. My phone is working phone, but I need the backed up data, mainly the contact list from the backed up data at OneDrive. How I could get my contact list back from back up without RESETTING THE PHONE. [No issues with my Internet connection]
I have been unable to create new folders in File Explorer. When I click on a new folder icon, I get the "not responding" message and have to exit the application. This began happening several weeks ago and is now happening whenever I try to create a new folder.
How can I create a shortcut for My Computer (This PC) on desktop in Windows 10? Actually there are 2 kind of shortcut for My Computer:
1. If I just open File Explorer, from left panel I drag and drop This PC to desktop and a shortcut will be created on desktop (This PC - Shortcut). If I right click on that shortcut and choose Properties, "This PC - Shortcut Properties" windows will be opened, which is NOT what I want.
2. I need This PC shortcut that when I right click on it and choose Properties, "Control PanelSystem and SecuritySystem" is shown! And I don't know how to create this one!
I have recently updated to Version 1511 and thought I would try to create a recovery drive on a USB having been unsuccessful when trying in the earlier Windows 10. This time it seemed to be working with the system files box checked, though it seemed to take an age before the USB was required to be inserted. It said I would require a USB of 8GB minimum capacity so I used a 16GB size.
When it finished creating the drive ( I did not see the actual finish but no messages were left on screen) I noticed that the USB had only a little over 1 GB of information loaded.
I would probably find it useful if I could be told what files I should expect to find on the USB and the size of each. The files in my USB are titled: boot; efi; sources; bootmgr; bootmgr.efi and reagent. The sources file ( 1GB) is by far the largest.
Is there an application, freeware or paid, that works in creating restore points in Windows 10, so if an installed application messes things up, I can restore the saved point, so Windows 10 loads as if the application was never installed in the first place, and Windows registry etc is restored to as it was BEFORE the application was installed?
I need to install Linux for school and therefore was partitioning my windows. I created a 60GB and 1GB swap ext3 partitions using easus partition master and now I am getting a blue screen with that code. Note; I haven't tried to install Linux yet.
I used repair in windows usb media which couldn't find anything, then I tried the following:
It's possible you might have the contents of the ISO but not the actual ISO image itself on HDD.It's still possible to create a bootable USB using purely MANUAL commands for this example assume Disk nr is 7 and the USB stick is on drive H. The files from the ISO are in say folder WINDVD on drive E here's what to do.
1) open CMD as administrator
3) LIST DISK
4) SELECT DISK 7 (remember our example above)
6) CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
8) FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
9) EXIT (don't close the cmd prompt though)
10) CD E:WINDVDBOOT (again from example contents of ISO are on drive E)
11) BOOTSECT /NT60 H:
12) After 11) finishes - takes 1 sec approx. copy the entire contents of directory WINDVD to the USB stick as is - copy contents in same folder layout as on the disk - don't have WINDVD as the high level - copy CONTENTS so ist folder on USB stick will be BOOT.
I am looking at making a back up of win 10 on here. I see there are anumber of different ways. On this Hp they have their own media creation tool but it says I can make only one. Is there also a limit to the windows creation tool?