Protect & sync Desktop, Documents & Pictures folders with OneDrive

Last Updated on May 14, 2020 by Next Century

OneDrive has a new folder protection feature that allows you to sync your Windows 10 folders (Desktop, Pictures, and Documents) to the cloud service to make sure those files are protected against ransomware, viruses, and other malware.

If you have multiple devices, OneDrive can also keep these folders in sync without extra steps.

How to sync Windows 10 folders automatically to OneDrive

  • Click on the OneDrive icon  in the taskbar

  • Click on More > Settings

  • Select Back up along the top and then select Manage back up

  • Select the folders you want to sync to OneDrive, the options are Desktop, Pictures and Documents and then click on Start Protection

Once you have completed the above steps, OneDrive will upload and protect your files in the cloud against ransomware, viruses, and other types of malware. Also, your Desktop, Pictures, and Documents folders will sync to your other devices, and you will now be able to access those files from virtually anywhere.

If you don’t have enough space available in OneDrive to sync your files, you can get an Office 365 Personal (1 User) or Office 365 Home (5 User) subscription which gives you 1TB of cloud storage, plus a number of other benefits.

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