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Windows 7: Using Onedrive on Windows 7 problem

12 Sep 2015   #1
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Using Onedrive on Windows 7 problem

I have Onedrive installed on my Win 7 Desktop as well as my Win 7 Laptop and am brand new to Onedrive.

I put two folders and six files in the Onedrive folder on the Desktop but they do not show up in the Onedrive folder on the Laptop. Both machines are signed in to my Microsoft account and I believe the sharing is set up correctly. Both machines can see each other on the network.

Will someone give me hand in sorting out the problem. It may well be I can't do what I think I can.

Thank you.


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12 Sep 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you tick "Let me use OneDrive to fetch any of my files on this PC" option on both PCs? (right click OneDrive icon in notification area - Settings)

Seeing each other in the network doesn't mean anything while using OneDrive. Internet connection to OneDrive servers do, and OneDrive should be running on both PCs.
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12 Sep 2015   #3
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Thank you.

I don't have a Onedrive icon in the notification area on either computer. Is that strange?
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12 Sep 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It may be because it is not running.

Run %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive
Then start OneDrive.exe on both PCs see if the icon will show

If it does, also tick start with Windows (if you want that) in Settings, or do as I do, send a shortcut to desktop and only start when you want to sync.
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12 Sep 2015   #5
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Yes, it is running. At least it shows up a so in Task Manager but still no icon in the notification area. Go figure!

Thanks again.
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12 Sep 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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12 Sep 2015   #7
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Thank you, but I am quite familiar with the workings of the notification area.
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13 Sep 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

See if any of the posts here help? OneDrive icon missing from the System Tray
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