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OneDrive Data Backup

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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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