OneDrive Syncing For PC



  • I think I already know the answer to this, but is there a way to sync both a personal and business account to one PC via an app?

    Seems like it might be coming, but I am assuming the answer is currently no.

    And if not, is there an easy way to access the files you can't from programs on your PC?


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    @BRRABill said:

    I think I already know the answer to this, but is there a way to sync both a personal and business account to one PC via an app?

    Seems like it might be coming, but I am assuming the answer is currently no.

    And if not, is there an easy way to access the files you can't from programs on your PC?

    Well first of all, you are using the wrong terms.

    OneDrive for Business != OneDrive

    So I will assume that you mean you want to sync multiple OneDrive for Business accounts to a single PC?

    That answer is currently, no. That said, Microsoft has been slowly incorporating multiple account login functionality into their products.


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    You can of course already have a OneDrive account and a OneDrive for Business account on your PC. That has always worked because they are completely different technologies.



  • @JaredBusch

    I thought there was...

    ODfP (Onedrive for personal use) and
    ODfB (Onedrive for Business)

    I have both, wanted to easily access them on my PC, like I current for ODfP.


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    @BRRABill said:

    @JaredBusch

    I thought there was...

    ODfP (Onedrive for personal use) and
    ODfB (Onedrive for Business)

    I have both, wanted to easily access them on my OC, like I current for ODfP.

    There is only OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. There are no other products.

    The blue cloud is ODfB and the white cloud is OneDrive
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    Both have always been able to exist on a computer at the same time. ODfB is Groove.exe. OneDrive used to be called SkyDrive and is integrated in Windows 8 and 10.


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  • @JaredBusch

    Sweet. Didn't know you could do both. That is awesome, and now installed on my PC.

    Now if I could do multiple accounts that would be awesome!



  • Hmmm, I like that Onedrive (ODfP) shows whether things are synced or not with the green arrow thingie.

    ODfB doesn't seem to have that.


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    @BRRABill said:

    Hmmm, I like that Onedrive (ODfP) shows whether things are synced or not with the green arrow thingie.

    ODfB doesn't seem to have that.

    That is just a bug. It shows in some views, but often not in the main Windows Explorer view.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    That is just a bug. It shows in some views, but often not in the main Windows Explorer view.

    Why would one MS product actually work with another, especially as so infrequently used as Window Explorer? LOL.



  • @BRRABill said:

    Hmmm, I like that Onedrive (ODfP) shows whether things are synced or not with the green arrow thingie.

    ODfB doesn't seem to have that.

    You really shouldn't use ODfP. That is not a real thing. It's simply OneDrive or OD. I realize these names are horrible and don't lend themselves to easy understanding by the masses, but those who participate in general are expected to not be part of those masses, therefore are expected to understand the difference between OD and ODfB.

    I know this sounds harsh, but it's not meant to be. Scott has struck me down many a time here and at SW because I was being lazy with explanations or terminology use, stating what I did above. I realized he was correct and that if we want to make sure we continue to grow and have a correct understanding of each other in this common community, we need to use the correct terminology.


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    @Dashrender said:

    You really shouldn't use ODfP. That is not a real thing.

    Yes, you were doing this in another thread. There are exact, real names for each of these products. Making up fake ones in a field that is confusing enough with people misusing real ones is untenable. And more than anything, you will confuse yourself. There is no need for fake names as real ones already exist. But real ones can be verified, fake ones we have to guess and hope that you mapped what you think that you mapped.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    You really shouldn't use ODfP. That is not a real thing.

    Yes, you were doing this in another thread.

    yeah, I did it copying him, slaps own hand Bad Dash, Bad!


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    @Dashrender said:

    yeah, I did it copying him, slaps own hand Bad Dash, Bad!

    No, I meant that @BRRABill was making up new terms like this in another thread too.


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    DBfB and DBfP were new product names he had made up.


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    I think that he might think that ODfB is something we made up and not the actual product name. It's a name, not a description.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    yeah, I did it copying him, slaps own hand Bad Dash, Bad!

    No, I meant that @BRRABill was making up new terms like this in another thread too.

    Right, he was, but, Probably in one of his own threads, I used the same terms to keep in line with what he was saying...


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    @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    yeah, I did it copying him, slaps own hand Bad Dash, Bad!

    No, I meant that @BRRABill was making up new terms like this in another thread too.

    Right, he was, but, Probably in one of his own threads, I used the same terms to keep in line with what he was saying...

    Oh, okay :)



  • Can I get a chart of the proper acronyms, please?

    OD = OneDrive, typically used for personal use
    ODfB = OneDrivve for Business, typically used for business use
    ?????


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    @BRRABill said:

    Can I get a chart of the proper acronyms, please?

    OD = OneDrive, typically used for personal use
    ODfB = OneDrivve for Business, typically used for business use
    ?????

    It's not a chart of acronyms, it is just product names. You are talking about two products: OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. The acronym is ODfB because it is the letters of the name. No one really abbreviates OneDrive because it is so short and only one word.

    ODfP is short for a made up product name, like DBfB. Even if you know what the words stand for it is confusing because it isn't the name of an actual product.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    ODfP is short for a made up product name, like DBfB. Even if you know what the words stand for it is confusing because it isn't the name of an actual product.

    So ... DBB? Or just write it out? I can write it out, but always saw it as acronyms here. :)


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    @BRRABill said:

    So ... DBB? Or just write it out? I can write it out, but always saw it as acronyms here. :)

    You've seen DropBox Business initialized here? I've never seen that or OneDrive or nearly anything acronymed. ODfB is a special base because it is written so often and is so long and people so commonly get lazy and shorten it to its competing product name.



  • @scottalanmiller

    OneDrive for Business has 4 less characters than DropBox Business and it's too long?

    I say we are discriminating against DropBox Business and it needs an official acronym.

    BTW: do you know how many times I inadvertently wrote "Dropbox FOR Business" in this post by mistake?


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    @BRRABill said:

    OneDrive for Business has 4 less characters than DropBox Business and it's too long?

    Difference is one is talked about every day, the other has come up exactly twice now, both times involving you :) No acronym needed because it is never written. ODfB is continuously discussed AND is heavily at risk of being mistaken with its vastly more common cousin.


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    AFAIK, DropBox and DropBox Business are differences in the features, not two different products, but not having used them I am not sure. But OneDrive and ODfB are wholly different product lines, families and technologies. Just like Skype and Skype for Business are completely unrelated.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    AFAIK, DropBox and DropBox Business are differences in the features, not two different products, but not having used them I am not sure. But OneDrive and ODfB are wholly different product lines, families and technologies. Just like Skype and Skype for Business are completely unrelated.

    See I think I still think of them as almost the same, which is probably clouding my thoughts.


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    @BRRABill said:

    See I think I still think of them as almost the same, which is probably clouding my thoughts.

    I know you are, I've been trying to push that they are totally unrelated. One was made by MS, one was made by Groove. One was called SkyDrive then became OneDrive and the other was Groove for Sharepoint. In a marketing move to get people to think of them as similar items because OneDrive had become well known, they named the second one to sound like the first so that people would think it was popular.

    Same with MS Communicator. They renamed it to Lync. Everyone hated it. They bought Skype. They owned the rights to the name. They renamed Lync to Skype for Business and suddenly people like it. Magic. Still unrelated products.



  • @scottalanmiller

    MAGIC!

    But at a basic file storing service, OD and ODfB are basically the same, right?


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    @BRRABill said:

    But at a basic file storing service, OD and ODfB are basically the same, right?

    If you mean that they do sync, yes. One is hosted, one is software you buy (but anything you buy can be hosted too.) They use different tools sets.


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    @scottalanmiller said:

    They use different tools sets.

    For now. The beta is no longer using Groove it seems.



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