OneDrive is an Internet-based storage platform with a significant chunk of space. Think of it as a hard drive in the cloud, which you can share, similar in many ways to DropBox.
Why use OneDrive? Here are a few reasons:
- Your files are backed up to cloud storage.
- You can install OndDrive at home and access your files there too.
- Your files will be available in the web based version of Microsoft Office.
- You can access OneDrive on your mobile device.
- You can share files.
While you can always choose where to save files that you create, your computer settings include a default Auto Save location for your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures files.
Whether you save by default to your computer or to OneDrive, all of your files are available on your PC. The OneDrive app, built in to Windows 10, synchronizes your files between OneDrive and your computer, so they are available even when your computer is not connected to the Internet.
You can change your default save setting anytime. Use the OneDrive app settings to change where your files are saved by default.
Right click on the OneDrive cloud icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
In the activity center, select More > Settings.
On the Auto Save tab, click the Update Folders button:
Select what you want to save by default to OneDrive then click the Start Protection button: