Finding OneDrive Files

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SeaGeeBee

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I just finished installing windows 10 on top of windows 8.1. As the new system loaded, I was encouraged by the banner that read "Your files are just where you left them." However, when I open OneDrive, I get the message that there are no files to show. I can access Word, Excel files, etc. by opening those applications, so the files are in a sense where I left them, but if I need to find something in OneDrive, I have nothing to search or browse.

I know that this is a very low-grade question, but I would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,

SeaGeeBee
 

TonyB25

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If you can open the files in Office applications, then they exist somewhere. If you open OneDrive and don't see anything, then they must not be stored there.

Are they in your Documents folder?
 

SeaGeeBee

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I stumbled upon the answer. As you say, I knew the files themselves were not lost. I didn't know how to find them, search them, or browse them.

What I learned is that Windows 10 handles syncing of OneDrive files differently from Windows 8.1 In 8.1, OneDrive files are synced automatically. In Windows 10, the user has to choose to sync them. In the course of setup, I must have chosen "don't sync". I have now chosen "sync" and all is well.

Thanks for your response.
 
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