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Bryan
20-08-2015, 10:13 AM
For a single PC user is Onedrive a necessity? If not, how do I disable it?

I do not like the thought that all my PC contents are stored on someone else's site no matter how secure they claim that site to be!

Lawrence
20-08-2015, 10:35 AM
You can disable but it's not recommended to remove completely

http://www.howtogeek.com/225973/how-to-disable-onedrive-and-remove-it-from-file-explorer-on-windows-10/

pcuser42
20-08-2015, 02:22 PM
Not necessary but it's good to have a backup somewhere offsite as well. :)

wainuitech
20-08-2015, 02:49 PM
Agree with what PCUser posted -- Good to have off site backups.

If you don't want to Use it you done have to. The easy way is make sure you don't use a Microsoft account to sign in with. no Account linked to MS and it wont upload. THEN of course if you do want to use only certain apps, Eg One Drive, you can sign into that App only. You don't have to activate all the others at the same time.

Driftwood
20-08-2015, 06:37 PM
Just where exactly is the data stored, & how many people could access it?

pcuser42
20-08-2015, 06:51 PM
how many people could access it?Just you, unless you specify otherwise.

wainuitech
20-08-2015, 07:13 PM
Just where exactly is the data stored, & how many people could access it? Where is it stored ? can be anywhere in almost any country in the world. As long as you dont share, then no one else has access, BUT some places these days if forced are able to give information the authorities if they have to.

The basic's of cloud computing Eg: one Drive - a lighthearted Video explains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ-2gYd1Ces

fred_fish
20-08-2015, 08:51 PM
Just you, unless you specify otherwise.
Not entirely true...

we share your personal data with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any service you have requested or authorized. We also share data with Microsoft-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries; with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our services; and to protect the rights or property of Microsoft

nmercer
20-08-2015, 09:10 PM
Do you use Facebook or Gmail or Outlook or Hotmail or iCloud or your ISPs email?

these are all cloud services too

pcuser42
20-08-2015, 10:12 PM
Not entirely true...

I see no cause for concern there. Microsoft share your data with your consent so OneDrive actually works ;)

wainuitech
20-08-2015, 10:51 PM
I see no cause for concern there. Microsoft share your data with your consent so OneDrive actually works ;) They must get a lot of porn info, if some customers computers are anything to go by :lol: