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Some likely very noob questions about onedrive for business on 2 different PCs for 1 user NOT on a domain.

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Windows 10Microsoft Office* OneDriveforBusiness2013Microsoft 365SBS
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Can someone help with what are likely brain dead simple questions?

A user has a desktop. He wants to be able to get to the files on his laptop also. The old way is to share the my docs and desktop folders. But then he can get to them only when on the LAN.

So I install ondrive for business on the desktop (he has office 365 Business).  I check the boxes for protecting the desktop and my docs, which puts those folders in onedrive.

Now on the laptop, I'll install onedrive for business, use the same user credentials.... when on the desktop, he'd go to my docs normally to get to the files.  On the laptop, he'd go to the ondrive folder and then docs?

Is there a more consistent way to set things up so he goes to the same place regardless of the machine he's on?

And what happens if you check the boxes to protect the desktop and my docs on the laptop?  Does it out the files from the desktop's desktop and my docs into the laptops's desktop and my docs?  That's kinda I think the best way - effectively mirroring the desktop and my docs on both machines / he'd go to desktop or my docs on either machine and see the same files?

1 key thing is that he's using a local username... and both have to be the same for recent file pointers to work.  they can't be c:\users\bob on 1 machine and c:\users\Bsmith on the other, right?
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