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Add or Remove OneDrive in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 11

OneDrive is built-in to Windows 11 by default.

With OneDrive, you can sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere – your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove OneDrive in the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account in Windows 11.

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Turn On or Off OneDrive Run at Startup in Windows 11

OneDrive is built-in to Windows 11 by default.

With OneDrive, you can sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere – your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

OneDrive is set to start automatically when you sign in (aka: “run at startup”) to Windows 11 by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off start OneDrive automatically at sign in for your account in Windows 11.

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Enable or Disable OneDrive in Windows 11

OneDrive is built-in to Windows 11 by default.

With OneDrive, you can sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere – your computer, your mobile device, and even through the OneDrive website at OneDrive.com. If you add, change, or delete a file or folder in your OneDrive folder, the file or folder is added, changed, or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

If you like, you can disable OneDrive in Windows 11.

If you disable OneDrive integration:

  • Users can’t open the OneDrive app.
  • The OneDrive app will not run at startup for all users.
  • Windows Store apps can’t access OneDrive using the WinRT API.
  • OneDrive doesn’t appear in the navigation pane in File Explorer for all users.
  • OneDrive files aren’t kept in sync with the cloud.
  • Users can’t automatically upload photos and videos from the camera roll folder.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the OneDrive feature for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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How to Enable or Disable OneDrive On This Day Notifications in Android

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

The OneDrive On This Day feature reminds you of photos and videos stored to your OneDrive from years past to relive old memories.

When you Sign in to OneDrive and have it running, photos and videos stored to your OneDrive folder on your Android phone will sync to your online OneDrive > Photos > On this day by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the OneDrive “On this day” memories are available notifications in Android.

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How to Enable or Disable Show Photos on OneDrive On This Day Notification in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

The OneDrive On This Day feature reminds you of photos and videos stored to your OneDrive from years past to relive old memories.

When you Sign in to OneDrive and have it running, photos and videos stored to your OneDrive folder on your PC will sync to your online OneDrive > Photos > On this day by default.

OneDrive will show your photos on the “On This Day” notification banner by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable show photos on the OneDrive “On this day” memories are available notification for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable OneDrive On This Day Notifications in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

The OneDrive On This Day feature reminds you of photos and videos stored to your OneDrive from years past to relive old memories.

When you Sign in to OneDrive and have it running, photos and videos stored to your OneDrive folder on your PC will sync to your online OneDrive > Photos > On this day by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the OneDrive “On this day” memories are available notifications for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Sync Auto-paused Notification in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

Once you Sign in to OneDrive and have it running, OneDrive will automatically sync your chosen files and folders with your PC.

Windows 10 will automatically pause OneDrive sync when the device is in battery saver mode, and/or when the device is on a metered Ethernet or metered wireless network.

When OneDrive sync pauses automatically, you will get a notification by default letting you know with an option to sync anyway.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable notifications when OneDrive sync pauses automatically for your account in Windows 10.

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Enable or Disable OneDrive ‘Deleted files are removed everywhere’ dialog in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

When you delete OneDrive files on your PC that are synced to online OneDrive, you will see a “Deleted files are removed everywhere” reminder notification dialog by default.

Files you delete from your OneDrive are no longer available across your devices or on the web. You can restore them from your OneDrive recycle bin within the next 30 days.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the OneDrive ‘Deleted files are removed everywhere’ notification dialog for your account in Windows 10.

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How to View, Restore, Download, and Delete Previous Versions of Files on OneDrive

OneDrive is free online storage that comes with your Microsoft account. Save your files online to OneDrive and you will be able to view, browse, upload, and share them from any PC, tablet, or phone.

OneDrive is built into Windows 10 by default, and you can find your OneDrive files through File Explorer.

The version history feature included with OneDrive allows you to see and restore older versions of your files stored in OneDrive using Windows File Explorer, Mac Finder, and Microsoft 365 web apps. Version history works with all file types, including Microsoft 365 files, PDFs, CAD files, photos, videos, and more.

This tutorial will show you how to view, restore, download, and delete previous versions of files saved on OneDrive in Windows 10 and onedrive.live.com.

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How to Change OneDrive Personal Vault Inactivity Lock Time in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.

OneDrive runs on the trusted Microsoft cloud, which has many security measures in place to keep your files safe. But Microsoft understands that some people want more protection for their most important and sensitive files, which is why they are introducing Personal Vault.

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files and photos without sacrificing the convenience of anywhere access.

Personal Vault adds to the robust privacy and security that OneDrive currently offers, including file encryption at rest and in transit, suspicious activity monitoring, ransomware detection and recovery, mass file deletion notification and recovery, virus scanning on download for known threats, and version history for all file types.

You will need to set up OneDrive Personal Vault separately on each device where you want to use it.

Just enter a PIN, or use your fingerprint, face, or a code delivered by email or SMS1 to unlock and access your files—no need to remember multiple passwords. Additionally, Personal Vault can be unlocked with the Microsoft Authenticator app. Whichever way you choose, unlocking is quick, convenient, and helps secure your data.

Personal Vault uses more than just two-step verification to help keep your files safe and private. On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive. And like all files in OneDrive, the contents of your Personal Vault are encrypted at-rest in the Microsoft cloud and in-transit to your device. For further protection on mobile devices, it is recommend that you enable encryption on your iOS or Android device. Together, these measures help keep your files protected even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it.

Personal Vault automatically locks after a period of inactivity (20 minutes on the web, 3 minutes on a mobile app) and then you need to unlock it to get at your files again. All your documents, photos, and videos in Personal Vault are easy to access from onedrive.com, your PC, or other capable devices.

You can change the Personal Vault inactivity lock time to be 20 minutes (default), 1 hour, 2 hours, or 4 hours.

This tutorial will show you how to change the OneDrive Personal Vault inactivity lock time for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Lock OneDrive Personal Vault in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.

OneDrive runs on the trusted Microsoft cloud, which has many security measures in place to keep your files safe. But Microsoft understands that some people want more protection for their most important and sensitive files, which is why they are introducing Personal Vault.

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files and photos without sacrificing the convenience of anywhere access.

Personal Vault adds to the robust privacy and security that OneDrive currently offers, including file encryption at rest and in transit, suspicious activity monitoring, ransomware detection and recovery, mass file deletion notification and recovery, virus scanning on download for known threats, and version history for all file types.

You will need to set up Personal Vault separately on each device where you want to use it.

Just enter a PIN, or use your fingerprint, face, or a code delivered by email or SMS1 to unlock and access your files—no need to remember multiple passwords. Additionally, Personal Vault can be unlocked with the Microsoft Authenticator app. Whichever way you choose, unlocking is quick, convenient, and helps secure your data.

Personal Vault uses more than just two-step verification to help keep your files safe and private. On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive. And like all files in OneDrive, the contents of your Personal Vault are encrypted at-rest in the Microsoft cloud and in-transit to your device. For further protection on mobile devices, it is recommend that you enable encryption on your iOS or Android device. Together, these measures help keep your files protected even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it.

Personal Vault automatically relocks on your PC, device, or online after a short period of inactivity. Once locked, any files you were using will also lock and require reauthentication to access. There’s no need to worry about whether you left your Personal Vault or your file open—both will close and lock automatically after inactivity (20 minutes on the web, 3 minutes on a mobile app).

This tutorial will show you how to manually lock your OneDrive Personal Vault at any time in Windows 10.

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How to Unlock OneDrive Personal Vault in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.

OneDrive runs on the trusted Microsoft cloud, which has many security measures in place to keep your files safe. But Microsoft understands that some people want more protection for their most important and sensitive files, which is why they are introducing Personal Vault.

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files and photos without sacrificing the convenience of anywhere access.

Personal Vault adds to the robust privacy and security that OneDrive currently offers, including file encryption at rest and in transit, suspicious activity monitoring, ransomware detection and recovery, mass file deletion notification and recovery, virus scanning on download for known threats, and version history for all file types.

You will need to set up Personal Vault separately on each device where you want to use it.

Just enter a PIN, or use your fingerprint, face, or a code delivered by email or SMS1 to unlock and access your files—no need to remember multiple passwords. Additionally, Personal Vault can be unlocked with the Microsoft Authenticator app. Whichever way you choose, unlocking is quick, convenient, and helps secure your data.

Personal Vault uses more than just two-step verification to help keep your files safe and private. On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive. And like all files in OneDrive, the contents of your Personal Vault are encrypted at-rest in the Microsoft cloud and in-transit to your device. For further protection on mobile devices, it is recommend that you enable encryption on your iOS or Android device. Together, these measures help keep your files protected even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it.

Personal Vault automatically relocks on your PC, device, or online after a short period of inactivity. Once locked, any files you were using will also lock and require reauthentication to access. There’s no need to worry about whether you left your Personal Vault or your file open—both will close and lock automatically after inactivity (20 minutes on the web, 3 minutes on a mobile app).

This tutorial will show you how to unlock and open your OneDrive Personal Vault in Windows 10.

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How to Set up OneDrive Personal Vault in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.

OneDrive runs on the trusted Microsoft cloud, which has many security measures in place to keep your files safe. But Microsoft understands that some people want more protection for their most important and sensitive files, which is why they are introducing Personal Vault.

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files and photos without sacrificing the convenience of anywhere access.

Personal Vault adds to the robust privacy and security that OneDrive currently offers, including file encryption at rest and in transit, suspicious activity monitoring, ransomware detection and recovery, mass file deletion notification and recovery, virus scanning on download for known threats, and version history for all file types.

You will need to set up Personal Vault separately on each device where you want to use it.

Just enter a PIN, or use your fingerprint, face, or a code delivered by email or SMS1 to unlock and access your files—no need to remember multiple passwords. Additionally, Personal Vault can be unlocked with the Microsoft Authenticator app. Whichever way you choose, unlocking is quick, convenient, and helps secure your data.

Personal Vault uses more than just two-step verification to help keep your files safe and private. On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive. And like all files in OneDrive, the contents of your Personal Vault are encrypted at-rest in the Microsoft cloud and in-transit to your device. For further protection on mobile devices, it is recommend that you enable encryption on your iOS or Android device. Together, these measures help keep your files protected even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it.

Personal Vault automatically relocks on your PC, device, or online after a short period of inactivity. Once locked, any files you were using will also lock and require reauthentication to access. There’s no need to worry about whether you left your Personal Vault or your file open—both will close and lock automatically after inactivity (20 minutes on the web, 3 minutes on a mobile app).

This tutorial will show you how to set up OneDrive Personal Vault for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Personal Vault in OneDrive and Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive.

OneDrive runs on the trusted Microsoft cloud, which has many security measures in place to keep your files safe. But Microsoft understands that some people want more protection for their most important and sensitive files, which is why they are introducing Personal Vault.

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive where you can store your most important or sensitive files and photos without sacrificing the convenience of anywhere access.

Personal Vault adds to the robust privacy and security that OneDrive currently offers, including file encryption at rest and in transit, suspicious activity monitoring, ransomware detection and recovery, mass file deletion notification and recovery, virus scanning on download for known threats, and version history for all file types.

You will need to set up Personal Vault separately on each device where you want to use it.

Just enter a PIN, or use your fingerprint, face, or a code delivered by email or SMS1 to unlock and access your files—no need to remember multiple passwords. Additionally, Personal Vault can be unlocked with the Microsoft Authenticator app. Whichever way you choose, unlocking is quick, convenient, and helps secure your data.

Personal Vault uses more than just two-step verification to help keep your files safe and private. On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive. And like all files in OneDrive, the contents of your Personal Vault are encrypted at-rest in the Microsoft cloud and in-transit to your device. For further protection on mobile devices, it is recommend that you enable encryption on your iOS or Android device. Together, these measures help keep your files protected even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it.

Personal Vault automatically relocks on your PC, device, or online after a short period of inactivity. Once locked, any files you were using will also lock and require reauthentication to access. There’s no need to worry about whether you left your Personal Vault or your file open—both will close and lock automatically after inactivity (20 minutes on the web, 3 minutes on a mobile app).

This tutorial will show you how to enable (add) or disable (remove) Personal Vault in your OneDrive and Windows 10 PC.

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How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Notifications in Windows 10 before Removing Files from Cloud

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable OneDrive notifications for your account in Windows 10 before removing files from the cloud.

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How to Enable or Disable OneDrive Notifications in Windows 10 when Many Files are Deleted in Cloud

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable OneDrive notifications for your account in Windows 10 when many files are deleted in the cloud.

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How to Enable or Disable Automatic Pause OneDrive Sync when on Metered Network in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

Once you set up OneDrive and have it running, OneDrive will automatically sync your chosen files and folders with your PC.

Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manually pause syncing of files and folders on OneDrive as needed.

By default, Windows 10 will automatically pause sync when the device is on a metered Ethernet or metered wireless network.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically pause OneDrive sync when on metered network for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Automatically Pause OneDrive Sync when in Battery Saver Mode in Windows 10

OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service that comes with your Microsoft account. OneDrive is integrated into Windows 10 where you can view, browse, upload, and share the files you saved online to OneDrive from any PC, tablet, or phone.

Once you set up OneDrive and have it running, OneDrive will automatically sync your chosen files and folders with your PC.

Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can manually pause syncing of files and folders on OneDrive as needed.

By default, Windows 10 will automatically pause sync when the device is in battery saver mode.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically pause OneDrive sync when in battery saver mode for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Move to OneDrive Context Menu in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can easily save your files to OneDrive and get to them from any device, like your PC, tablet, or phone.

OneDrive is free online storage at OneDrive.com that comes with your Microsoft account. It’s like an extra hard drive that’s available from any of the devices you use. You no longer need to email files to yourself or carry around (and possibly lose) a USB flash drive. Instead, whether you’re on your laptop and working on a presentation, viewing photos from your last family vacation on your new tablet, or on your phone reviewing your shopping list, you can get to your files in OneDrive.

Getting started with OneDrive is easy. You can add files already on your PC to OneDrive by either copying them over or moving them from your PC. When you save new files, you can choose to save them to OneDrive so you can get to them from any device and share them with other people. And, if your PC has a built-in camera, you can automatically save copies of the photos in your camera roll to OneDrive, so you’ll always have a backup.

When you have OneDrive running in the background in Windows 10, all files will have a Move to OneDrive context menu available. If OneDrive is not currently running, the Move to OneDrive context menu will no longer be available.

When you are signed in to OneDrive with your Microsoft account and use the Move to OneDrive context menu, the file will be moved to your online OneDrive.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Move to OneDrive context menu for files for all users in Windows 10.

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