OneDrive Windows 10: the cloud inside the new Microsoft operating system
In Windows 10 operating system has been completely reworked most of embedded applications. Some of them got a new cover that allows you to work in a windowed format instead of full screen like in Windows 8.1, and some have undergone a radical processing, and all such applications inherited from their counterparts in Windows 8.1 – only the name. And some apps have disappeared altogether, such as Metro-OneDrive client.
Features the regular OneDrive within Windows 10
In Windows 10 there is no separate application to work with OneDrive cloud service from Microsoft. To interact with it inside the operating system is only one way – using Windows Explorer or a third-party file Manager.
As of version 8.1, in Windows 10 OneDrive cloud service integrated into the system of a private service which is activated the first time you start it up and sign in with your Microsoft account.
Externally in service within Windows 10 you will not see any changes from the times compared to «eight». As in the past, cloud service inside version 10 represented by a folder that says «OneDrive» which is implemented in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer. And here is the order of the work OneDrive since Windows 8.1 has changed. So, in the last regular OneDrive folder contained only shortcuts to the files, in fact they were in the cloud space. And only when you run these files on your computer they are downloaded from the Internet. In Windows 10 content, not all, but only selected folders and the OneDrive files located directly on your computer and constantly syncs with the cloud. Thus the selected folders and files cloud storage available to the user instantly, even if that is not the fast Internet. Access to all other OneDrive content is not synchronized with a folder on your computer, you can get to the web interface of the cloud service
and when connecting it as a network drive via WebDav Protocol.
As before, the folders and files on the computer (just the size to 10 GB), you can easily send to the cloud – they need to be put in a regular folder on OneDrive.
Added to the synchronized folder, the data will soon appear in the web service interface and also inside the staff folder and the OneDrive client applications on other computer and mobile devices. Exactly the same things with the renaming of the data or moving it inside the OneDrive folder. The consequence of removing the computer content of synchronized folders will, accordingly, delete the data on the cloud and on other devices. Remote inside synced folders of computer data if needed can be found in the basket of the web interface of OneDrive.
Remained unchanged and the procedure for obtaining links to download files stored in OneDrive. As before, to grant another user the ability to download a file from the Internet, it is necessary to call the context menu and select «Share a OneDrive link». The download link of the file will be placed in the clipboard.
Starting and configuring OneDrive
When you first start the OneDrive in Windows 10, will launch step-by-step setup wizard staff folder of the service. The path on the system drive, the default can be changed by physically placing a folder, for example, on a non-system partition, so as not to clutter up the space of the C drive.
Then followed by a selection menu of existing folders and the OneDrive files that will be synchronized exactly to the Windows 10 device and displayed in the OneDrive folder.
The next step is the so-called function «Access your files from everywhere.» See preset option allow access to the service OneDrive, for all files of this device.
Microsoft is now diligently takes care of the mobility information of the users. If you leave this option active, all the existing user files on the computer will be the labels displayed in a separate section of the web interface of OneDrive. And, accordingly, can be loaded to a cloud server working on another computer. Therefore, any file that is stored on the same computer, even if it has not been previously placed in the OneDrive folder will be available in the web service interface, and then synchronized to all your other devices.
To download files stored on another computer, you will need to enter the security code Microsoft sent to your email. This can be done while connected to a Windows Microsoft account, and directly in the web interface of OneDrive.
If any service done to anything, check the option allow access to all files when connected to OneDrive can be removed. Option «Access your files from anywhere» can be activated at any time later in settings staff to service the cloud service.
After the launch of OneDrive touches down in the system tray, where using the context menu you can quickly start a web service interface in the browser window and do some settings. Consider the basic OneDrive settings.
In the first tab of settings there is the option to activate/deactivate the above-mentioned functions «Access files from anywhere» and running OneDrive with the start Windows 10. The AutoPlay option OneDrive pre-installed, and, of course, such a move primarily aimed at the care of the user – that he at any time had access to the actual status of your synced data. However, an extra service that immediately stressing the resources of the computer access to the network during startup, the operating system is a luxury for low-power devices. Data synchronization with the cloud service can be carried out at the time of the launch of OneDrive at the request of the user.
Here, in the parameters tab are available and the function disable OneDrive account-specific. After removing one account and when you start a new label OneDrive, you can set up a different account for the connection with the cloud service.
In the second tab settings, you can reassign the OneDrive folder to sync – some remove and some to add.
OneDrive within Microsoft Office 2016
All the benefits of the integration of software products of Microsoft Office 2016 with OneDrive too early, because the package itself has not yet been formally presented. Nevertheless, in its trial version already has a function of sharing directly in the desktop interface of Microsoft Office 2016 save the edited documents to OneDrive and invite to work for other users, as it occurs in the web service interface Office Online.
Another user, who sent a link to share, view or edit Microsoft Office document, you can access it in a browser window in one of the Office web apps Online. However, none of this will matter if he has a Microsoft account or not.
Cloud service OneDrive from the start, registration offers 15 GB of free space to store files, which can be extended by paying a small monthly fee in accordance with increasing size.
To increase initial 15 GB of space for OneDrive for free by the conditions Microsoft.