OneDrive

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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How to Turn On or Off Show OneDrive Cloud-only Content in Windows 10 Photos app

The Photos app is included in Windows 10 by default. You can use the Photos app to view and edit your photos and videos, make movies, and create albums. You can use video remix to instantly create a video from photos and videos you select. Use the video editor for fine-tuned adjustments — change filters, text, camera motion, music, and more. You can even add 3D effects like butterflies, lasers, or explosions that magically appear in your video.

The Photos app in Windows 10 gathers photos from your PC, phone, and other devices, and puts them in one collection place, where you can more easily find what you’re looking for.

The Photos app displays your collection of images from folders you add located on your PC, an external drive, or a network drive connected to your PC. Subfolders of the folders you add will be included, too.

The Photos app automatically displays the photos and videos in the Pictures folder on your PC and OneDrive by default.

If you sign in to the Photos app with your Microsoft account, the Photos app will show your cloud-only content from OneDrive by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing your cloud-only content from OneDrive in the Photos app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10

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. You can also get the OneDrive app from Microsoft Store.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall the built-in Microsoft OneDrive for all users and OneDrive app from Microsoft Store for your account in Windows 10.

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Turn On or Off Documents, Pictures, and Desktop Folder Protection with OneDrive in Windows 10

If you want an additional layer of protection from ransomware, try saving your files in OneDrive. It’s part of the new experiences that arrived with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

When you save your files to OneDrive, you can get to them from anywhere and your files are safe in OneDrive if anything happens to your device. Now, you can set up protection for your important folders in Windows (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) when using either your personal OneDrive account, or your work or school account.

If a ransomware threat is found on a device, Windows Defender will notify you of the threat, help you remove the ransomware from your device, and give you options to recover your OneDrive files to the state they were in before the attack occurred. For Office 365 Home subscribers, Office 365 Personal subscribers, and OneDrive for Business users, that includes OneDrive Files Restore, which can be used to restore your OneDrive to a previous point in time within the last 30 days. The date and time that Windows Defender detected the attack will be pre-selected in Files Restore, making the process simple and easy to use.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off folder protection with OneDrive for expanded ransomware protection of your files in your Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Sync Office 2016 Files with OneDrive 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.

With Office 2016 and OneDrive, you can co-edit and share files right in your Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio. The OneDrive sync client and Office work together to sync documents in OneDrive and let you work with other people on shared documents at the same time.

Most of the time, Office 2016 automatically syncs changes to Office files saved in OneDrive. On rare occasions, if an Office app closes unexpectedly, or if changes made from different devices can’t be resolved, a sync conflict can occur. If you run into problems with changes not syncing or merging properly, you might want to change your sync settings in OneDrive.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off use Office 2016 to sync Office files that you open with OneDrive for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Automatically Make OneDrive Files On-Demand Online-only in Windows 10

OneDrive Files On-Demand is available starting with Windows 10 build 16215 and OneDrive app build 17.3.7064.1005 or later.

OneDrive Files On-Demand helps you access all your files in OneDrive without having to download all of them and use storage space on your device.

When you turn on Files On-Demand, you’ll see all your files in File Explorer and get new information about each file. New files created online or on another device appear as online-only files, which don’t take up space on your device. When you’re connected to the Internet, you’ll be able to use the files like every other file on your device.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17692, Storage Sense picks up a new skill adding the ability to automatically make any downloaded Files On-Demand online-only if you haven’t used them in a certain number of days.

This tutorial will show you how to make any downloaded OneDrive Files On-Demand online-only if you haven’t used them in a specified number of days for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off OneDrive Cloud States for Navigation Pane in Windows 10

You can use the navigation pane to browse locations such as Quick access, OneDrive, Libraries, This PC, Network, and Homegroup. You can also move or copy items directly to a destination in the navigation pane.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, Microsoft has added a state icon to use in File Explorer’s Navigation Pane in an effort to further keep you informed about the availability status of your OneDrive files and folders on demand.

With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on your device. All your files—even online-only files—can be seen in File Explorer and work just like every other file on your device. You’ll be able to open online-only files from within any desktop or Windows Store apps using the Windows file picker. And you’re covered in both your home and professional life since it works with your personal and work OneDrive, as well as your SharePoint Online team sites.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always show availability status of your OneDrive files on-demand in the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Sync Any Folder to OneDrive in Windows 10

OneDrive is free online storage that comes included with Windows 10 and used with your Microsoft account. Save your files to OneDrive, and you’ll be able to get to them from any PC, tablet, or phone.

By default, you can choose which folders to sync in OneDrive with your PC. Windows 10 stores your OneDrive folder in your account’s %UserProfile% folder (ex: “C:\Users\Brink”) by default.

This tutorial will show you how to sync any folder to OneDrive that is not already in OneDrive for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Pause Syncing in OneDrive 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 pause syncing of files and folders on OneDrive as needed.

This tutorial will show you how to pause and resume syncing in OneDrive for your account in Windows 10.

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