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  1. brihy1

    brihy1 Registered Member

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    I use onedrive for online backups.Onedrive has a folder on each of my computers that if I edit,move or delete a file it syncs to onedrive online account and all computers.My question is if I was to be hit with that cryptovirus,I think its called where it encrypts your files would the onedrive files I have saved online also be encrypted?Im thinkin it wouldn't be but wanted to be sure?
     
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    Anything modified on your PC would sync over to OneDrive, cloud sync wouldn't protect you from it.
     
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    That's not good.Ive got lots of pictures and files saved to online backup and I would hate for something like that to wipe them all out.
     
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    a few solutions:
    you could use a browser to upload your files to Onedrive so they are not synced.
    if you don't really need syncing don't use it.

    another option is to carry a high capacity USB stick on your keychain.
    that's always a good option as it takes little space.
     
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    Im not sure how to stop onedrive from syncing my files to my computers so the files are just online,have any idea?
     
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    yeah, just use a browser.
    uninstall whatever app or gadget you use for syncing.
     
  7. brihy1

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    There is no app as im using windows 8.1 and onedrive is part of the system now,ill have to search around.thank you for the help
     
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    use a Local Account instead of a Microsoft account, then use your browser to upload to OneDrive.
    by using a Local Account, nothing will get synced.
     
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    right Victek, that might just work:


    1. I have just switched back to a Local Account, but not because of OneDrive.
     
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