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Topic # 195174 8-Apr-2016 21:12
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Hi guys, 

 

I recently realized I have 1TB of cloud storage with OneDrive. I want to upload ~800GB of photos there, so I dragged the folder containing all the photos into the OneDrive "folder" in explorer. It started uploading them fine, but my c: drive quickly filled up (256GB SSD), it appears OneDrive is not only uploading them to the cloud, but also saving them to a location on the C: drive as well.

 

Is there a way to have them just upload to OneDrive Cloud, and not create a second copy on my computer?

 

 






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  Reply # 1528771 8-Apr-2016 21:23
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Yes you can change this in the Onedrive settings. Can't go through the exact path as I'm on my phone. Try going into the settings via the icon in the system tray of the machine you're trying to place the restrictions on.




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  Reply # 1528773 8-Apr-2016 21:27
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I've had a look in the settings, I can turn off Sync altogether, or for individual folders, but if I turn sync off, won't that stop them being sent to OneDrive cloud as well as the other way?






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1528775 8-Apr-2016 21:28
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Another way is to just upload them from the OneDrive website, not file explorer.

 

 

 

Check that the folder in OneDrive you are uploading them to is not set to sync with your computer, else it will fill up your C: drive again..




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  Reply # 1528776 8-Apr-2016 21:33
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I turned Sync off for that folder, and now it doesn't show inside the "onedrive" in explorer at all, so now i can't drag more files into it.

 

 

 

I had a go at dragging them straight into the website and it just completely spat the dummy. It might work if I sit there and manually upload a single sub-folder at a time, but there is quite a lot of them (36k files in 575 Folders) 

 

 

 

I did the exact same thing with (dragged into there website) Mega.co.nz a year back and it worked perfectly, but their pricing has forced me to switch to another service.






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  Reply # 1528779 8-Apr-2016 21:36
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This is how it works in Windows 10. If you turn sync off then the folder/files don't appear locally on your PC.

 

There "placeholders" before but Microsoft removed those saying they "confused" people who didn't know the files were in the cloud , not on your PC. But the change is worse than the feature before.

 

 







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  Reply # 1528781 8-Apr-2016 21:37
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freitasm:

 

This is how it works in Windows 10. If you turn sync off then the folder/files don't appear locally on your PC.

 

There "placeholders" before but Microsoft removed those saying they "confused" people who didn't know the files were in the cloud , not on your PC. But the change is worse than the feature before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makes perfect snese to me :P   Might have to make an Win 8 VM just to upload them all.






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