Automatically Send Photos to OneDrive to Protect Them

With the increasing popular of cloud drive storage, more and more computer users choose to store their important files (including photos, pictures, images, videos, movies, music, docs, sheets, etc.) to online cloud, not only for the large and cheap storage space, but also for the secure environment. While still keeping the local copy, cloud copy plays as a backup in case of local data loss. Moreover, sync local and cloud with each other, keep both copies up-to-date makes it easy to access the newest copy anywhere and anytime.

How to Upload Photos to OneDrive?

Totally, there are two ways to import pictures to online OneDrive.

Way 1. Upload from

Just sign in your account on above page, on the top of the screen, click “Upload” and choose “Files” or “Folder”. Then, explore from your machine for the image files or folder to add to OneDrive.

OneDrive Upload

Way 2. Automatically upload photos to OneDrive by its App

Microsoft has released an application for OneDrive users to auto transfer local files to online drive. To make use of it, if you are Windows 8.1, 8 or 7 users, you have to download it from official website and install it on your computer. If you are running Windows, you don’t have to do so for it has already been installed on your C disk together with OS.

1. Open Microsoft OneDrive, click on its taskbar icon, click “More (three dots)” and select “Settings” in the pop-up window.

OneDrive Settings

2. Next, move to Auto Save tab and select “Update Folders”.

OneDrive Auto Save


  • You can auto sync photos in external devices by ticking “Automatically save photos and videos to OneDrive whenever I connect a camera, phone, or other device to my PC”.
  • You can auto back up screenshots through checking “Automatically save screenshots I capture to OneDrive”.
  • 3. Check “Pictures” to automatically upload photos in Pictures folder to OneDrive.

    Automatically Upload Photos to OneDrive

    4. Finally, click “Start protection” to automatically upload photos to OneDrive.

    Stop Syncing Pictures Folder to OneDrive

    Put and View Multiple OneDrive in One Screen

    Many OneDrive users have more than one accounts. Usually, they have to shift from one account to another for migrating files. They have to sign in both accounts in different pages, download target files from source account to local computer and re-upload them from local to destination account. This is troublesome and time-wasting. Then, is there a way to directly move files from account one to account two?

    Yes, there is, but not with OneDrive App, instead, under the help of third party web-based program called MultCloud, a multi cloud manager. It enables you not only transfer files between two OneDrive accounts, but also sync between them in one-way or two-way, manage them like in online OneDrive, like download/upload, create/delete, rename, cut/copy, share, etc.

    MultCloud Manage OneDrive

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