8.1 RTM, skydrive, and file versions RRS feed

  • Question

  • anyone been able to get file versions to work with skydrive? I've read that if your skydrive offline files are pointing inside a library that the file versions will be captured. With 8.1 RTM it appears to me that the offline file versions are by default included in the documents library but I am having no luck getting them captured. 

    File versions is enabled and I can get other libraried files captured just not those from skydrive. Can anyone shine a light on this?
    Sunday, September 15, 2013 4:57 PM


  • Hi,

    Based on my test, it just act like what you mentioned, and the SkyDrive folder hasn’t capture by file history in Windows 8.1. But in Windows 8, it works when you include SkyDrive folder under Libraries. It is by designed.

    Please be aware that SkyDrive have been changed more in Windows 8.1. You can’t choose the location of your SkyDrive folder if you’d like it on another hard drive with more space instead of your system drive. SkyDrive also only downloads files for use offline when you open them or make them available offline, and there’s no easy way to tell at a glance what files are available offline.

    The changes could be the cause why the file history don’t capture it.

    Hands-On with Windows 8.1: SkyDrive Integration


    How to Make SkyDrive Files and Folders Available Offline or Online-only in Windows 8.1


    Thanks for your understanding.

    Kate Li

    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Judy_Zhou Monday, September 23, 2013 5:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Friday, October 4, 2013 5:40 AM
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:14 AM