One Drive Syncing

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  1. CaptainTime

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    New Surface Pro 3 user here and I really love this unit.

    But when I connected my Microsoft account to it, it started to download ALL my files, pictures, etc. in One Drive. I have too much in One Drive to fit on the 128GB that the tablet has.

    Is there a way to choose which folders are synced? DropBox let me do a selective sync so I was able to control this but I can't find a way to do this in One Drive.

    Thanks
     
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    Right click the folder in file explorer > Make available online-only

    The folder will still appear, however its contents will not be downloaded unless you need it.
     
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    I did find that option - thank you. Would be nice to control it a little better though. I hear that might be a possibility in future according to the Microsoft team.
     
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    In the current Win 10 preview, only the files you have stored locally are visible in File Explorer. If you want anything else, you have to visit the website.

    I personally find this to be an inconvenience, but it will be easier for most to understand. I'm hopeful they will let the user decide how their files are displayed.
     
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    They could add a status column or change the color of offline files ... there's a number of good options... checkbox to show or hide offline files. just off the top of my head. :)
     

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