Saturday, September 15, 2018

How to Enable Folder Protection with OneDrive on Windows 10

When your files and folders are saved to OneDrive, they can be accessed from
anywhere. Your data are always safe in OneDrive if anything happens to your
device. OneDrive is free online storage that you get in-hand with your Microsoft

With Microsoft OneDrive, you can save your files online, and you will be able to
view, browse, share, and upload them from any computer, phone, or tablet. Now,
you can set up protection for the files and folders you think important in
Windows (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) when using any
OneDrive account; either your personal, work or school OneDrive account.
In this article, I will show you how you can enable folder protection on your
Windows PC.

What’s New!

If any ransomware threat is found on your device, Windows Defender is going to
inform you about the danger. This will help you eliminate the ransomware from
the device. Also, you are going to have more options to recover your OneDrive
files back to the state they were in before any attack took place.


For Office 365 Home subscribers, Office 365 Personal subscribers, and OneDrive
for Business users, that also includes OneDrive Files Restore, you can use it for
restoring your OneDrive to the same place where it was before but in time within
the last 30 days. Windows Defender detected date and time is going to be pre-
selected in Files Restore. This makes the process simple and convenient to use.

What’s more?

You will now learn how to enable folder protection with OneDrive for getting
developed ransomware protection of your essential files in your Documents,
Pictures, and Desktop folders on Windows 10.

Follow the simple steps given below:

1. Click on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar notification section.

2. Then click on the More option, and head to the Settings.

3. Click on the Auto Save tab in your Microsoft OneDrive settings, after that,
    tap on the Update Folders button.

Note: if you don't find any Update Folders button in OneDrive Settings, you are
        clearly not eligible for folder protection, and the rest of these guidelines are
        more likely to be futile for you.

4. Now, in the Setup protection of important folders dialog box, you will need
    to choose the folders you want to protect.

5. And then tap on the Start Protection button.

Note: If you want, you can close the dialog box while your files are syncing to
         OneDrive. Or else, if you want to watch your data sync, you can tap on the
        View Upload Progress option.

6. As soon as the files finish syncing to OneDrive, we can say they're
   protected. In addition, now they can be accessed from anywhere in
   Documents, Desktop, or Pictures using any other device.

7. Hence, when you protect your Desktop folder, the items on your desktop
   travel with you to your other device where you're running your OneDrive

That’s it. When completed, simply tap on the OK button in the OneDrive
settings. Your files and folders are now protected and handier with OneDrive.

Thank you for reading this article; I hope this information is going to be helpful to

Karen Minton is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Karen  has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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