2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2015 2:54 PM by Dave-G6HNI

    How to stop One-Drive downloading to my Compute Stick

    Dave-G6HNI

      I use One-Drive to sync my files between home & work, but I don't want to fill up my compute stick with it.

       

      One Drive has downloaded all 8GBytes and left me with very little space internally.

       

      As a last resort I will try sending it to an external SD card, but I'd prefer that it just does not download.

       

      I tried turning One Drive synchronisation off and told it to only make my files available on-line and then deleted everything off the stick.

       

      To my horror I found that it immediately starting deleting all my on-line & Home PC files too !

       

      I have restored all my on-line content, but it has just downloaded it all to the stick yet again !

       

      This is really annoying ! and I might have lost a lot of irreplaceable data !.


        • 1. Re: How to stop One-Drive downloading to my Compute Stick
          hansb_intel

          Hi Dave-G6HNI,

           

          Please note that the way OneDrive* works is not limited to the compute stick, so the settings you choose here will affect the way OneDrive* behaves on the cloud and in other machines. We can wait to see if there are other users that would like to share their expertise on how this app works or you can check with Microsoft to see if there are any settings that will prevent any files downloading to the stick.

          • 2. Re: How to stop One-Drive downloading to my Compute Stick
            Dave-G6HNI

            Hi Hansb,

             

            After some more googling, it appears that it is a "feature" of MS's OneDrive in Win 8.1 that you can't select what to sync, but that in Win 10 you can using something called Selective Sync. - Roll on July 29th

            I have moved my 15GB OneDrive & 15GB Google Drive folders to my SD card, but DropBox refuses to allow the use of external storage although you can apparently fool DropBox into allowing it by creating a Virtual Hard Disk on the SD card - crazy

            I won't go to that extreme, but at least most of my cloud storage is now syncing to my external SD storage..

            I guess I have sort of answered my own question !