OneDrive didn’t automatically backup your PC’s documents to the cloud, but now it can — if you want it to


In a bid to further bolster Windows 10’s security, Microsoft has now given its regular OneDrive users more security features with folder protection, previously only available to business users. In a statement given to The Verge, Microsoft said that this would protect its users’ files with ransomware detection and recovery.

Folder protection can automatically sync and back up your desktop, documents, and pictures folder to OneDrive. Furthermore, it can sync these folders and files across multiple Windows 10 devices. This gives users access to their important files and folders whichever Windows 10 device they use so long as they use their OneDrive account. This not only makes your files more secure, but also gives you convenient access.

On Microsoft’s website, activating this feature seems straightforward enough. If you’re an existing OneDrive user and want to take advantage of this new feature, simply right-click on the OneDrive icon in the Windows notifications area. Select:

More > Settings > Auto Save > Update folders.

Make sure all the folders you want to save are selected and then click start protection. You can wait for it to finish syncing or leave it in the background. After it finishes syncing, all your folders will now be accessible across all your PCs with your OneDrive account. Learn more in the source links below.

Source Microsoft via The Verge

Jude De Leon
Ever since he's built his dream rig during his early high school years, Migs has always been a keen PC enthusiast. He's been the go-to guy for computer advice for his friends and family ever since.

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