Posts Tagged ‘cloud storage’

SOLVED: How to Reactivate OneDrive on Windows 10

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

For a long time, I didn’t use OneDrive. I had a pretty big Dropbox, so I saw no value in it. So I somehow deactivated it — so that it didn’t even appear in my system tray. It was as though it had been uninstalled. How could I reinstall it?

However, when I had a recent technical difficulty with Dropbox, and saw how slow their support was, I realized I should have a backup cloud system in place.

But it appeared that OneDrive wasn’t working on my Windows 10 machine. I wanted to reinstall it, but it turns out you can’t. It’s part of Windows 10, so there’s no install / uninstall option.

And running OneDrive from the Search Bar on Windows didn’t help.

Finally, I solved it.

OneDrive came up and asked for my credentials and let me choose where to install the OneDrive folder.


SOLVED: Dropbox gets stuck downloading “n” files…

Monday, October 10th, 2011

I love dropbox and have referred it to many people and businesses.

If you’d like a referral, let me know. By your asking and my referring, we both get bonus free space!

Recently, on one of my computers, Dropbox had been stuck “Downloading 7 files…”

This problem  persisted for several days.

At first, I tried uninstalling  dropbox and deleting the C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox folder and even deleting all the hidden dropbox files (.dropbox files) in my dropbox folders. But upon re-installation of dropbox, the problem persists.

In the end, I ran chkdsk /F /R.

Upon reboot, chkdsk found many errors and fixed them.

The dropbox problem went away.

How to prevent this in the future:

Usually a file error like this happens when your OS stops unexpectedly — as in a hard shutdown. So be sure to exit things nicely.