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Solved: Onedrive sync problem on Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by amir77a, Jan 7, 2015.

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  1. amir77a

    amir77a Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Hope I'm posting it in the correct forum.

    I'm trying to sync between 2 computers, both running Windows 8.
    The first is my computer, and the second belongs to my wife.

    In my computer within the "documents" folder, there is a folder called "my wife".
    That folder is the actual "documents" folder of my wife's computer.

    I want to sync ONLY that specific folder between her computer and mine, using Onedrive sync.
    So the result would be that she will have only her "documents" folder, I'll have mine, but I would have a synced folder of her documents.

    Until now, her computer was running Windows 7, so I installed Onedrive there, and all was running perfect.

    Now with Windows 8, I was enforced to register and log her into her own MS/Onedrive account, so I don't know how can I sync with both accounts.
    This is Windows 8 limitation, that why I posted that here.

    Hope I well explained myself.

    Many thanks for your advise.
     
  2. etaf

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    does this help at all
    http://www.howtogeek.com/174765/how-to-sync-any-folder-with-skydrive-on-windows-8.1/
    its a very old link as its still using the old name for onedrive Skydrive - but its talking about syncing with 8.1
    i find that one drive and windows 8 is a nuisance as if you setup a local account only on 8.1 - you can use onedrive without changing to a MSaccount login - which quite a few of my clients dont want as they are not using the apps and dont want a password login everytime
     
  3. strollin

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    Since I use a local account on my Win 8.1 computers, Windows won't let me use OneDrive. I got around that using this little program: SyncDriver for OneDrive. It will let you do what you want to do without forcing you to use a MS account on your wife's computer.
     
  4. amir77a

    amir77a Thread Starter

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    Huge THANKS!

    Works like a charm, seems to work much better than MS original app.

    My useful advise of the day :)
     
  5. etaf

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    that looks like a very useful program - just trying out on windows 7 and will install on a few W8 machines i have setup for people
     
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