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I have Skydrive on my desktop and Onedrive on my laptop! Grrrr!

Posted on 2016-07-23
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The Onedrive folders on my laptop completely different from the Skydrive on my desktop!  

I remember that the original name of the cloud drive was Skydrive and somewhere along the way it got changed to Onedrive, but my Skydrive remained on my desktop while I have Onedrive on my laptop.

Currently, on my laptop, the "Camera Roll" folder gets images from my phone, but since there is no Onedrive on my desktop "Camera Roll is not there!

I tried running : "%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset" but of course, since the Onedrive cloud drive on my desktop is actually Skydrive, that didn't work.

How do I get Onedrive on my desktop and save the files that are currently on Skydrive so I can unload it forever?
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by:nobus
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you could backup your data first to be sure
then delete / uninstall skydrive
then install oneDrive
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by:Merete
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You dont really need either on your desktop
They are only there to sync files from the desktop app to the web based.
 I prefer to just open the Onedrive on the web and upload files straight to it.
Prevents any problems with the syncing of files.
When MS changed Hotmail etc it created Outlook.com and that includes all of them
https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-au/
Outlook
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Merete's right, this is just cosmetic.  However you should really have been pushed the update to rename everything by now.  Which version of Windows is the desktop running?  Do you have automatic updates enabled?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17787/skydrive-to-onedrive
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by:mikecox_
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I'm running Win 10 on both machines, and auto update is set; actually I believe it can be turned off.

I'm confused about the sign-in option because I see OneDrive and SkyDrive and I have to be signed in in order to access them.

I will check out the link you included and see if that provides the solution.

Merete; good suggestion, hadn't thought of that, but I would like to have the folder option on my computer as well.
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by:mikecox_
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nobus "delete / uninstall skydrive then install oneDrive".  

Sounds like a good plan, I googled how but got too many hits. What's the easiest way to go about removing skydrive and installing Onedrive?
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by:Merete
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Skydrive is Onedrive just with the old name.
Go to control panel>uninstall>click on Skydrive.
When you open Skydrive it opens to Onedrive all your files will have been moved to one drive automatically that you have synced on any one of your computers
Download Onedrive desktop app
https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-au/download/
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by:mikecox_
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Thanks, the links were really helpful!
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by:nobus
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glad to assist
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