Real-time Sync Desktop to OneDrive to Keep Data Safe
As we all know, files on desktop are the most vulnerable ones for lost sacrificing for accidents like system crash due to virus/hijack attack, software error or wrong operation. Still, it is very convenient and we are used to save our working changes on desktop. Thus, it is urgent to take special protection for data saved on desktop.
Traditionally, we may manually save a copy of what we have added on desktop to other partitions on the computer or better to external devices. Yet, this is somehow “stupid”. On the one hand, we can’t always remember to back up every important desktop item. On the other hand, if there are a lot of files needing to be protected, it will cost much time to image them.
Then, is there an easy and reliable way to do so? As the development of cloud drive storage, more and more people choose to save their crucial data to online cloud. Thus, they can access their files anywhere by just signing in their cloud accounts. At the same time, cloud storage providers also provide service to backup local data (including desktop information) and save them to cloud drive.
As one of the great popular clouds, Microsoft OneDrive also offers its official App for its users. OneDrive desktop sync App can easily synchronize your computer files/folders, photos/pictures/images, videos/movies, music, documents/sheets, etc. from local to cloud side. With it, you can have your desktop folder synced to OneDrive cloud in real-time.
How to Add Desktop to OneDrive?
To make use of Microsoft OneDrive desktop client, for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users, you should first of all download, install and launch in on your machine. Yet, if you are running Windows 10 operating system, OneDrive has already been installed on your computer in Partition C together with OS. You don’t have to install it again; just find it in Start and open it.
1. Click on OneDrive taskbar icon, in the pop-up window, click “More (three dots)” and select “Settings”.
2. In the next pop-up window, go to Auto Save tab and choose “Update Folders”.
3. In the next screen, tick “Desktop” option for syncing.
- If you haven’t get desktop folder synced, it will automatically tick it as well as other un-synced folders for sync task. If you don’t want to sync other folders, just uncheck them.
- If you have already set desktop to real-time sync, it will tell you “Files protected”.
- To stop a certain folder from syncing here, just click “Stop protecting” of it.
4. Finally, click “Start protection” to add desktop to OneDrive.
More about OneDrive File Syncing
The above is about files syncing between local and OneDrive cloud. If you want to sync files from one OneDrive to another, Microsoft OneDrive software can’t help. You can either download target files from source account to local and then upload them from local to destination cloud, or, rely on MultCloud, a third party multiple cloud drives manager, to directly move between two OneDrive accounts.
Tips: If your OneDrive application is not working for some reason, you can add desktop to OneDrive relying on MultCloud platform.
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