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Backing up OneDrive

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Hi,

I'm trying to backup my OneDrive using Windows Backup, but for some reason only my personal OneDrive is listed under the backup folder tree.

My personal OneDrive is attached to the Windows account that I use, and it is empty. My work OneDrive is the one I want to backup

The following is what I see under Windows backup
Backup Folder Tree.png
and this is under File Explorer
File Explorer.png
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Adam BrownCloud Security Consultant
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You can try disconnecting your personal OneDrive account from the system temporarily to see if that helps

That said, if you have administrative access, you can export OneDrive data with the Content Search tools in the Security and Compliance center: https://acbrownit.com/2019/05/03/step-by-step-export-office-365-data/
APD TorontoSoftware Developer

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How could I disconnect
Michael B. SmithManaging Consultant
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To back up your OneDrive for Business account will require that you use a program for that purpose.

Azure Backup can often meet this need.
Paul SauvéRetired
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My personal OneDrive is attached to the Windows account that I use, and it is empty. My work OneDrive is the one I want to backup
you have to login to your Work account and sync to that PC, possibly a different account than your personal  account

create a new account using your work credentials on your PC
APD TorontoSoftware Developer

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OK, I see backing up OneDrive for Business may not be worth it for my tiny business.

A better question may be is, how can I check the retention period for deleted files?

Does it keep previous versions?

Finally, what if my local files get infected?
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Hi,

This could be a long shot but it's worth a try.

You can map your work's Onedrive to a local drive letter as I descibed here and then use Windows backup to backup that particular drive. Technically that should work.

Cheers

APD TorontoSoftware Developer

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One of my OneDrive's folders is set as a Mapped Drive, but only C:\ is listed in Windows Backup.

How can I get my answers to my last update?
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