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OneDrive Reviews

Store photos and docs online. Access them from any PC, Mac or phone. Create and work together on Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about OneDrive and what they use it for.
  • My one drive is disabled in the task bar, yet my pics and excel files keep going to one drive
    Once you're sure that all your pictures are downloaded to your computer, you can move them to a folder outside of the OneDrive folder and that will remove them from the OneDrive cloud. Or, you can unlink your computer from OneDrive and manually delete the pictures from - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • How to download all files [Mac OS] to external USB drive?
    From what I've read, those files are Apple File System clones and not really duplicates. Anyway, I think you would need to get a 1 TB external drive, set it has your web browser's download folder and then manually download your OneDrive files from - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • Activity feed missing in OneDrive for personal/family M365 accounts?
    OneDrive on my personal (family) account (through no longer shows Activity for file changes within the folder. I used to be able to see it — and also followed — but this is missing. OneDrive on my Work and School accounts (e.g. Through still correctly... - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • Can word files be opened offline easily?
    There are several ways to work with OneDrive on a Chromebook. One way is to install the OneDrive Android app from Play Store. Your OneDrive is then integrated in read-only mode in the Chromebook Files app and when you need to edit a file it opens offline editing for Docs in Office mode. Changes you make are synched back to OneDrive however the use of Google Docs to edit the Word file can introduce unintended... - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • Can someone lend me a save? EGS has no cloud save.
    If you have Personal OneDrive enabled and folder redirection enabled in Windows, you might be able to restore the save data from there, depending on how long ago "a while" was. You have to use the web interface at, sign in, and take a look in the Recycle Bin. - Source: Reddit / 16 days ago
  • How do I turn off the Microsoft OneDrive "Can't sync your data, your account is frozen" notifications?
    a. Visit OneDrive's website ( and sign in to your account. - Source: Reddit / 15 days ago
  • OneDrive Sync
    If that doesn't do it, I would then go to then hit the sync button to see if it will initiate the link. - Source: Reddit / 18 days ago
  • My Wife’s HP laptop just started booting up to this screen! How can I get pass it? I tried system restore but it says no restore points found. She’s been using this laptop since last year, she’s never had a problem. She uses it for her work and there is lots of personal data that needs recovered.
    Log on to onedrive and see if all her files are there. If they are download and install a new windows 10 build. The licence will be logged against her account. - Source: Reddit / 22 days ago
  • How to restore unsynced files?
    Check the online Recycle Bin at - Source: Reddit / 24 days ago
  • Personal Vault - Error Code 404
    Any ideas peeps? Am ok when accessing via Android App on either my phone or my tablet but running into this problem when attempting to access online version... And its driving me mad! - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • "This site can't be reached"
    The webpage at might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Thought I had stopped using OneDrive, but not sure anymore
    Now, I seem to be getting some emails about my OneDrive being almost full, and I'm trying to figure out if those emails are scams. One (not about being full) comes from [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) (which shows as a contact as if you hover over the email address and shows some pictures On this Day, which don't look like anything familiar. Is this a legit email? - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • i never wanted onedrive and it is ruining my files
    I would recommend looking at OneDrive online to see if you can find your files either in the Recycling Bin or hopefully just in their original folders. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • New to onedrive, I actually want to duplicate a file
    Working for me using Microsoft Edge on macOS. Check to make sure you're allowing pop-ups on as it pops-up a window where you select the "to" location. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • How to use Office as a replacement to Google Docs as a college student?
    There are two main ways to use OneDrive: 1. Access the web version of OneDrive at - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • OneDrive deleted all files in a shared folder after syncing with my laptop??
    Check the online Recycle Bin: - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • OneNote no longer works on Chromebooks via which is really annoying.
    It's still working on my chromebook. I have read that having the onedrive app installed on your chromebook can prevent the web versions of Office from working properly, so it might be worth removing any and all Microsoft apps you may have installed. Are you able to access your OneNote through or ? - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Can't sync 'shared with you' folder in OneDrive
    I have previously shared folders from my personal OneDrive with another single person. Basically go to, go into the folder and choose SYNC to get it to show in File Explorer. This means I can easily load the files on my own copy of excel on my computer rather than view them via the browser - which can stuff up the formatting. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • How to know stuff is saved?
    I'm using the online version of onenote ( I edited the text on a notebook and clicked away in the browser, but when I came back the edit was not there. I don't see anywhere to manually save. How can I know that my changes have been saved to the cloud to avoid this in the future? - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Cannot Launch or Repair Instance from CurseForge
    OneDrive is a service which backup your files in your personal's web storage. It also deletes local copies of those files if you are low on disk space or a specific file wasn't open for a long time by Windows Explorer. You files may be still available as - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • "My documents" completely dissapeared after deleting OneDrive
    Onedrive stores files in the cloud by default, you need to disable Files On-Demand and then remove onedrive. As suggested, check out Onedrive's web version to see, if your files are there. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago

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