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”.

OneDrive Settings

2. In the next pop-up window, go to Auto Save tab and choose “Update Folders”.

OneDrive Auto Save

3. In the next screen, tick “Desktop” option for syncing.

OneDrive Sync Desktop Folder

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