OneDrive is a fantastic service for keeping your data safe and accessible from multiple sources. It’s also a great way to manage content and organize your online life. You can set up OneDrive as your primary storage account and share your digital documents, movies, music, and photos with friends through the free application. From there, you can connect OneDrive to the internet through any device such as a phone or tablet. The rest is easy from there — you can set up an empty drive that only stores Microsoft One Drive files so they don’t get crossed over into another drive. Here are some steps to help you set up a new One Drive account on your new computer or smart phone.
What’s the difference between OneDrive and another storage service?
OneDrive is a cloud-based service that works exactly like a digital law office. You set up a unique, encrypted storage account with OneDrive and all your digital documents, photos, and videos are stored on it. For security, you’ll need to set up a password-protected account that you can only access through your digital device. Another important difference between OneDrive and another storage service is the way that you access your files. OneDrive offers you a significantly easier way to access your files through the cloud, while other services are more like a simple black-box. There’s no way to check what’s in the folders that you access through OneDrive, so you have no idea if there’s an existing file in another location. With other services, you can mark which files are available for access and mark them for deletion. That might be a good idea in general, but not with OneDrive. You can go into the cloud and find all the files that you need, but you can’t see if there’s an existing file there that’s supposed to go away. That’s one storage service that has it right!
Set up your new One Drive account
Get ready to set up an entirely new account. The process is similar to changing an account on a new computer or smartphone. From there, you’ll be able to access all the files and content stored on your old account through the same app that you used on your old computer. You’ll need to sign in to the new account with your old credentials and click “Create Account.” You can also use an account that’s already set up on your old computer. Here, you’ll be able to access all your files and content just like you did on your old computer.
Sign in to the new account
If you created the account on your old computer, the first step is to sign in with it. From there, you can access all your files and content just as if you were on that computer. Once you’ve logged in, you can begin searching for folders and files that you need. You can use the same app that you used on your old computer to view your content.
Set the recovery drive for your new account
If you used an account setup process similar to this one on your old computer, you’ll need to set up a new recovery drive for your new account. This is the drive that you’ll be using to hold your data during the initial setup. It’s different from the other drives that you use on your old computer — it’s called a boot drive and it’s where all your data is stored. The way that you set this up on your new account depends on how much data you’ll be storing. If you plan on storing all of your data on the new drive, you’ll need to change it from a normal storage drive to an encrypted boot drive. This will give your data an extra layer of protection and make it harder for anyone to access. This is something that you probably won’t want to do with your old drive, either.
Create a new folder for syncing
Once you’ve logged in to your new account, you can set up a new, empty folder that contains all of your digital documents, photos, and videos. This is important so that all of your old documents, photos, and videos aren’t stored in the same location. This may seem like a silly thing to do, but in fact, it’s a really good idea. Put all of your important documents in one place and then access them quickly and easily from that location. If you choose to keep your old computer as your primary source of documentation, you’ll have an easier time with regard to having a consistent view of your digital life.
Add subtitles for your One Drive video stream
If you choose to stream videos from your old computer, you’ll need to add subtitles for them. To add subtitles for your video on your new account, you’ll need to go into your video set-up and click “Add subtitles.” You can then choose which languages you’d like to add to your video and select the language that you want to use.
Set up a new One Drive account and start using it today. It’s super easy, and once you get it working, it’s great. For security reasons, you should change the password on your old account and put it on a different drive. Once you’ve done that, you can access all your old files and documents on the new drive with the same app that you used on your old computer. You can also search for files and manage your preferences in the cloud. There are a lot of great things about OneDrive, but the most important one is that it works with your existing account. From there, you can access all your files and content just as you would on your old computer.