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  • Question

  • I have uploaded massive amounts of information to onedrive for online storage without syncing.

    How am I able to view those folders on a win7 machine folders system not with the browser?

    I also have a 8.1 tablet that points to the same onedrive account. Tried to create a symbolic link(/J) on that tablet onedrive to point to the actual location where the folders actually are, and later make that symbolic visible on the win7 machine.

    It didn't work. The folder showed on the win7 machine, but empty. On the 8.1 tablet the symbolic folder works as it should though.

    Friday, December 12, 2014 11:34 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It's confused your description. Why did you sync it to the OneDrive app? Or you have sync problem?

    If you have sync problem, Right-click the OneDrive icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click View sync problems.  (You might need to click the Show hidden icons arrow The Show hidden icons arrow next to the notification area to see the OneDrive icon.)

    Meanwhile, read this:

    Troubleshoot Sync Problems in OneDrive

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/onedrive/troubleshoot-sync-problems/windows81


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by FangZhou Chen Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:32 AM
    Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:59 AM

All replies

  • You need to read the information posted @ https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/support/ for support of OneDrive as it is a separate application and is not of part of Windows 7.

    The OneDrive website is located @ https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/


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    Sunday, December 14, 2014 7:23 PM
  • Hi,

    If you want to view the file from OneDrive application instead of browser, do the following:

    For Windows 7, OneDrive is not the built-in application, thus you need download the related applilcation to view your files.

    For more information about how to use the desktop OneDrive and download address, please read this article:

    OneDrive desktop app for Windows: FAQ

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/onedrive/windows-app-faq#1TC=other

    For Windows 8.1, you just sign in the built-in OneDrive app with the account to use it. You don't need  to set any symbolic link.


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:36 AM
  • Offcourse the app is downloaded otherwise i wouldn't have the onedrive folder i'm looking at.
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:32 PM
  • Offcourse the app is downloaded otherwise i wouldn't have the onedrive folder i'm looking at.
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:33 PM
  • The next step is to go to the OnrDrive website noted above and then go to the OneDrive Support forum found @ http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/154.aspx and post you situation in the OneDrive Support forum.

    This Windows 7 forum is not the appropriate forum for discussion of problems with OneDrive.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:17 PM
  • Hi,

    It's confused your description. Why did you sync it to the OneDrive app? Or you have sync problem?

    If you have sync problem, Right-click the OneDrive icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click View sync problems.  (You might need to click the Show hidden icons arrow The Show hidden icons arrow next to the notification area to see the OneDrive icon.)

    Meanwhile, read this:

    Troubleshoot Sync Problems in OneDrive

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/onedrive/troubleshoot-sync-problems/windows81


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by FangZhou Chen Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:32 AM
    Thursday, December 25, 2014 5:59 AM