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    OneDrive Data Backup

    by 13022246 ·


    I have been using OneDrive to save my work data that I have aleady saved onto a USB but when I go to backup my data to OneDrive from my USB. It does not backup my “Year Two” folder and the data does not appear in my OneDrive Folder yet the folder is there when I created the folder, at least 5-6 months ago now.

    So my question is this, how do I backup all of the data that goes onto my USB flashdrive and have my data and any new data that is created on the USB flashdrive?

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      Few Tips to try backup differently

      by bruno_johnson ·

      In reply to OneDrive Data Backup

      Reestablish the sync
      This is the easiest way to fix OneDrive sync problems. You can exit the OneDrive desktop app from your system and sync it again in order to resolve an issue. To do this, right-click the OneDrive cloud icon on your notification area. If you can’t find its shortcut, then click on the option of “Show Hidden Icons”.

      From here, choose to “Exit” the app and close its desktop program. Now, restart the system, which will let OneDrive establish the connection again. If your OneDrive is not syncing, then this would be an easy fix.

      Compress files and folders
      Even if you have got a premium plan on OneDrive, you can’t upload a single file of more than 10 GB at a time. If there is a high-definition video or any other file that is exceeding this storage limit, then you should try to compress it before uploading. You can easily compress a file using Windows native feature or WinZip.

      Simply right-click the file you wish to compress and select the “Add to Archive” or “Send to Compressed folder” option. It depends on the version of Windows you are using. It will open a pop-up. From here, you can select the type of compression and limit the storage of your file to fix OneDrive sync problems.

      Check if the file path is too long
      As per the guidelines given by Microsoft, your file path should not exceed 255 characters. If you have created different sub-folders or have a long pathname, then it might cause the OneDrive sync problem. This is one of the most overlooked yet efficient tips to help you fix OneDrive sync problems. Visit your folders stored on the OneDrive directory and rename them to maintain a shorter file path.

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      OneDrive Data Backup

      by benmartin9920 ·

      In reply to OneDrive Data Backup

      You can back up your important folders (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) on your Windows PC with OneDrive PC folder backup, so they’re protected and available on other devices. If you haven’t already set up OneDrive on your computer, see Sync files with OneDrive in Windows. There’s no extra cost for PC folder backup (up to 5 GB of files without a subscription)
      If you’re prompted to back up your important folders (Desktop, Documents, and Pictures), select the prompt to start the folder backup wizard.

      If you didn’t see the prompt or you already closed the wizard, select the white or blue cloud icon in the Windows notification area, and then select OneDrive Help and Settings icon Help & Settings > Settings, then Backup > Manage backup.
      In the Back up your folders dialog, make sure the folders that you want to back up are selected.
      Select Start backup.

      You can close the dialog box while your files sync to OneDrive. Or, to watch your files sync, select View upload progress. If you already closed the dialog, to open the OneDrive activity center, select the white or blue cloud in the notification area.
      Access your backed up folders on any device
      When your files finish syncing to OneDrive, they’re backed up and you can access them from anywhere in Documents, Desktop, or Pictures. When you back up your Desktop folder, the items on your desktop roam with you to your other PC desktops where you’re running OneDrive.
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      I hope this is helpful!
      Ben Martin

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