There’s more to OneDrive than meets the eye. Here’s how to tap into its best features.
You use OneDrive to save and sync your documents, photos, and other files in the cloud via OneDrive. You may use the basic features of OneDrive. But Microsoft has continually updated and enhanced the service. OneDrive may now offer benefits that you don’t know about or just haven’t set up.
You can use OneDrive to not only save and sync your files online but also share them with other people. You can fetch files from other computers. You can use a Files on-Demand feature to save space on your computer. And you can opt to back up important folders, such as your desktop, documents, and pictures.
For this story, I’m running OneDrive from Windows 10. The service works in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 as well, but it’s more robust and feature-filled in Windows 10. I’ll assume you’ve already set up OneDrive and that you’re using it to at least back up certain folders and files.
View Your OneDrive Files Locally and Online
To easily see your OneDrive folders and files, right-click on the OneDrive icon in your System Tray. Select the option to Open your OneDrive folder or Open folder. Your local OneDrive folders and files pop up in File Explorer.