Want to get more out of Microsoft OneDrive or just customize some of its settings? Here’s how.
You may already be running Microsoft OneDrive and hopefully find it an effective way to back up and synchronize your documents and other files. But what if you want to make changes to your OneDrive configuration? Maybe you want to add or remove folders to sync via OneDrive. Perhaps you want to change the location of the local folders that you sync with OneDrive. Or maybe you’ve accidentally deleted a folder or file in OneDrive and need to recover it. (Hint: OneDrive offers a Recycle Bin through which you can often recover deleted files). Yep, you can do all this by tapping into OneDrive’s settings on your PC and your online storage space. Let’s look at how to customize and manage your OneDrive configuration.
We’ll be using the regular desktop version of OneDrive to start. The software is already baked into Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. Windows 7 users running OneDrive should already have downloaded the OneDrive application from the home page of the OneDrive website and used it to set up the service.
Okay, let’s say you’ve been using OneDrive and now want to make some changes to it. Look for the OneDrive icon in your Windows system tray. Resembling a cloud, the icon may be accessible directly from the tray, or you may need to click on the up arrow to display the list of other icons. Right-click on the icon for OneDrive and click on Settings from the popup menu.