👍 #891 - Why Is My OneDrive Full?
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I like OneDrive, I really do. But I don't like how they've implemented one of its features.
Yes, of course I'm a huge fan of backing up, however the way OneDrive has implemented a backup feature has added much more confusion than it's worth.
Seriously, the feature defaults to being "on", and I recommend most people turn it off. That's how confusing it is.
You'll find the details in this week's featured article: Why Is My OneDrive Full? (And why you might have two Documents folders.)
Also this week: how not to to give all your data to a repair technician, mobile data versus Wi-Fi, and the confusing mess that is the Event Viewer.
All the links are down below.
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Weather seems to be in the news a lot of late -- I hope you and yours are safe.
Why Is My OneDrive Full?
(And why you might have two Documents folders.)
OneDrive tries to make it easy to back up important folders, but at the cost of making some things very confusing.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
How Do I Secure a Hard Drive Before Sending It in for Repair?
|When sending your computer out for repair, you're handing over everything on it, including your data. Options to secure a hard drive are limited.|
Is Mobile More Secure than Wi-Fi?
|Mobile broadband is a popular internet connection alternative. As with any connection, it's important to understand the security ramifications and tradeoffs.|
The Event Viewer, Explained
|Many Windows components log messages and use Event Viewer to display them. Sadly, the messages are often cryptic and inconsistent, and the result is a mess.|
Why Your Computer Might Be Slow
|A friend's slow computer provided me an opportunity to review the four primary characteristics of computer slowdowns to help you diagnose issues in the future.|
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Why Your Computer Might Be SlowA friend's slow computer provided me an opportunity to review the four primary characteristics of computer slowdowns to help you diagnose issues in the future.
The Event Viewer, ExplainedMany Windows components log messages and use Event Viewer to display them. Sadly, the messages are often cryptic and inconsistent, and the result is a mess.
Is Mobile More Secure than Wi-Fi?Mobile broadband is a popular internet connection alternative. As with any connection, it's important to understand the security ramifications and tradeoffs.
Why Is My OneDrive Full?OneDrive tries to make it easy to back up important folders, but at the cost of making some things very confusing.
How Do I Secure a Hard Drive Before Sending It in for Repair?When sending your computer out for repair, you're handing over everything on it, including your data. Options to secure a hard drive are limited.
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