Tom’s Tip of the Week: OneDrive Features for File Management
Effectively control downloads and syncs in OneDrive
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When setting up OneDrive or OneDrive for Business, the OneDrive client in Windows shows synced files as history. At this point, documents can also be shared or different versions of files can be managed.
after install A campaign Or OneDrive for Business, the client synchronizes the data correctly as defined in the setting under “Settings” on the “Settings” tab. If the client is currently synchronizing files, this can be seen by a small white circle with two blue arrows in the OneDrive tray area icon.
If all data is synchronized, the icon is a blue cloud without an additional symbol. If there are problems, OneDrive shows a red circle with a white X. If the connection to OneDrive is lost or the login fails, the icon is grayed out.
Manage downloaded files in OneDrive
By clicking on the icon, OneDrive displays the most recently synced files. A link is included with each file. By clicking on the link, OneDrive just synchronizes the source directory of the file. When hovering over files with the mouse, a menu with three dots appears on the right. Various options are available here. For example, different versions of files may be displayed here or an online version of a file that is already saved in OneDrive.
Version history can also be viewed in Windows Explorer through the context menu by selecting “Version History”. in windows 11 To do this, the “More Options” option must first be selected in the context menu of the files. A file can also be shared directly from the OneDrive client via the “Share” menu item. You can create a link or directly enter the recipient’s email address.
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