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Overall Rating 74%Good
84%Very Good
85%Very Good
Ease of Use
File Syncing & Sharing
84%Very Good
85%Very Good
Security & Privacy
Customer Service

OneDrive is Microsoft’s foray into the cloud storage market and offers great integration with Microsoft Office and other collaboration features, while falling a little short in many other respects. In this review, we’ll take an in-depth look at what you can expect from OneDrive and if it’s the best cloud storage provider for you.

As with many Microsoft tools, OneDrive is a robust worker that performs its task adequately without being especially amazing. In other words, it’s as business-like as the market Microsoft prefers to cater to.

You will find all the usual cloud storage features such as file sharing, synchronization and image libraries. Most of these features work well, but they can sometimes be tricky to access and may have some limitations. As OneDrive comes prepackaged with Windows 8.1 and later, you can try it out for yourself quite easily; if you’re less hands-on, keep reading.

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  • No block-level sync
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Strengths & Weaknesses

As with all Microsoft products, a lot of effort has been put into building the front end. It’s on the back end where problems are likely to manifest. This appears to happen frequently enough that many users are frustrated and some just find it all too confusing.

Microsoft being the owner is both a strength and a weakness: this is because it depends on your position. If you’re a business user, it helps to have absolute certainty that your service provider is going to stick around. With Microsoft that is beyond question.

If you work with sensitive information that really must be kept secret, Microsoft’s relationship with the NSA and may be unacceptable. A bigger concern is that consumer files aren’t encrypted in the cloud.

Really the decision is yours, although if you’re using Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 you’ll have to uninstall OneDrive manually.


84% – Very Good

For the desktop and mobile platforms, Microsoft offers the feature-rich experience you would expect, and for the most part these features work well. The only problem is that some of them are too limiting.

Obviously the key selling point is the simplicity of team collaboration with Microsoft Office documents, including online editing and the ability to present PowerPoint slideshows directly from the cloud.

OneDrive has a video media player that supports common file formats, although open source formats such as OGV are not supported.  Digital Rights Management (DRM) is strictly enforced for media playback.

There is also an image viewer that lets you create slide shows.

Even with the free online storage account, you have access to Office Online, which is similar to Office 365 but with fewer features. For the average user, the features in Office Online will be enough to meet their needs.

This overcomes a common problem for people who prefer not to install Microsoft software on their machines, but still need to view a document exactly as its author created it. Microsoft’s core fonts all display too, even if you don’t have them installed locally.

All of the above makes up the bright side of OneDrive, and there is a lot to like. Still, there are a few things you may not like so much.

Microsoft limits any individual file transfer to 10GB. There are also limits on certain types of media files, as in the total number of each type you’re permitted to store. For example, there is a limit of 50,000 music files (possibly an anti-piracy measure).

There is a difference between personal and business accounts too. Business users get a content versioning system with file check-in and check-out, such as you will find with CVS systems designed for use by programmers. This is not included in the personal subscriptions, which just have basic versioning ability.

The features in the phone apps are equal to those in the web client, which is good because some competitors offer scaled down mobile experiences. You will still be able to view images, create slideshows, watch videos and edit Office documents on your phone. One interesting difference was that the phone app could play an audio file that the web client could not.


85% – Very Good

Anybody can sign up for a 5GB OneDrive Basic account for free. It might be worth it just to gain access to the web-based version of Microsoft Office, Office Online. For those that need more than 5GB of storage, there are a few different consumer options for subscriptions.

PlanFree50GB1TB5TBOneDrive BusinessOneDrive Business AdvancedOneDrive Business All-In-One
Price Plan
$ 1 99monthly
$ 23 88yearly
$ 6 99monthly
$ 69 99yearly
$ 9 99monthly
$ 99 99yearly
$ 60 00yearly
$ 120 00yearly
$ 15 00monthly
$ 150 00yearly
Storage 5 50 1000 5000 1000 Unlimited 1000

Comes with Office 365 Personal.

Comes with Office 365 Home.

Microsoft phone & email support .

Unlimited OneDrive storage.

Comes with full Office 365 suite.

The 50GB price point is a nice inclusion, and not one many other cloud storage services offer. However, if you’re only looking for a place to store files, MEGA will give you the same amount of storage for free, along with tighter security thanks to being a zero-knowledge provider.

Alternatively, for just $1 more than OneDrive’s 1TB plan, you could score a 2TB subscription from (check out our review for more details on pricing).

On the other hand, Microsoft $9.99 family plan is the same price as Dropbox’s 1TB personal plan, and nets you 1TB each for five different users. Also, that plan and Microsoft’s $6.99 1TB plan get you desktop versions of Office 365. Value is somewhat subjective, and for some users, OneDrive is going to be the best cloud storage deal available.

Ease of Use

70% – Decent

Getting started with OneDrive is easy. If you have Windows 8.1 or higher you don’t need to install it because it’s included in the operating system (in fact, getting rid of it if you don’t want it is a more difficult task). You can find detailed instructions on how to download and install the software in our guide to using OneDrive.

You can also use OneDrive entirely through the browser interface. OneDrive can be used with Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Xbox and Linux (though this last one not officially).

Users of any non-Microsoft operating systems need to be aware that you must follow Microsoft file naming conventions.

OneDrive only recognizes NTFS drives on Windows computers, so any drives formatted with anything else (including Microsoft’s own FAT, FAT32, exFAT and ReFS formats) are not OneDrive compatible. This does not affect users of Mac, Linux,  iPhone or Android, who can continue using the native file system of their devices.

If you are an Outlook, Xbox Live or Skype user, then you already have a Microsoft account, otherwise you will need to create one in order to use OneDrive.

After signing up, you’ll be taken into the web interface and a tutorial screen will be shown. This is the easiest way to use OneDrive if you only want to use it on a single device and use it for backup rather than sync.

There is a menu on the left that changes depending on what you are doing. At the top level of the drive it is used to navigate between different sections of your file collection (for example recent files, shared files and the recycle bin).

Under the OneDrive logo in the top left corner there is a search box that lets you find items in your file collection if you can’t remember where they’re located. This is a good feature, but placing the search box in the opposite corner to where it is normally found on most websites is not the best design choice we’ve seen.

Uploading files is done by clicking the “upload” button on the same row as the search box. Performing an upload through the web interface was a frustrating experience, exposing many flaws in the service that are not commonly encountered with most competitors.

If your manual upload fails for any reason, you can’t simply resume where you left off. You will have to delete the failed upload and start over, or you’ll need to be aware of which items in a folder were not uploaded and manually select them.

Cancellation of an upload is slow and stubborn, making the browser appear to stall, even though it actually hasn’t.

One of the strangest things was occasional file upload failures with the message “sorry, you don’t have permission to add files to this folder.” In a single user, non-shared environment, this didn’t appear to make any sense.

OneDrive displays information and activates some features (such as Skype chat) in sidebars which get stacked from right to left. An annoying thing about these sidebars is that if you close one, they will all vanish, which again is not standard browser behavior.

The OneDrive web interface also uses small fonts, doesn’t have well-defined buttons, and doesn’t have good contrast. Accessibility is therefore less than optimal for vision-impaired users.

Using the desktop client for file sync didn’t have anywhere near as many problems as performing a manual file transfer with the browser client.

The phone app has a similar appearance to the web client, except that the left menu is displayed as an overlay which hides when you select an item from it. Sidebars also display as overlays.

File Syncing & Sharing

84% – Very Good

It was surprising to see how much difference there was between manually transferring files and using the sync client. Where the manual upload was prone to frequent glitches and stalls, the sync client was smooth, worked faultlessly and showed acceptable speed.

OneDrive also incorporates block-level file copying for Microsoft Office file types. This method of file copying greatly increases sync speeds when reflecting file changes across devices because it only copies the parts of the file that have changed rather than the entire file.

While it would be nice if OneDrive used this method of transfer for all file types, very few cloud storage services use it at all (Dropbox and Amazon Drive are two big exceptions), so having it even for Office files is a nice benefit for speeding up collaboration.  

Sharing files can be done in various ways. You can generate a link to the file, you can embed your file into a web page, you can share it on various popular social media platforms and you can email a link to it directly from the OneDrive site. Subscribers with paid accounts can set expiry dates for their shared links. What’s missing is password protection.


85% – Very Good

The speed rating for OneDrive applies only to uploading using sync, because manual file transfers of our 1GB test folder suffered frequent glitches that were not evident when using sync.

Here are our test results: 

@ 5Mb/s (625KB/s)
w/ DTAC, Thailand
First Attempt:Second Attempt:
Upload Time:0:270:26
Download Time:0:28

At 10Mbps, a 15 minute transfer is about right for 1GB of data. Therefore, less than 30 minutes for the 5Mbps connection speed we used for testing is right on the money. This is especially impressive given that these tests were performed from Thailand.

As you would expect from a multinational corporation with global reach, Microsoft has more than enough servers spread over the globe to give decent speeds from just about anywhere.

Security & Privacy

40% – Terrible

Microsoft has very little public documentation available regarding its cloud security setup, and likely with good reason: At present, it only encrypts data stored in the cloud for business users. If you’re using an OneDrive individual or home plan, your files are left in plain text.

We had to contact the company directly to find confirm was the case after we became suspicious due to the lack of documentation. We did get a quick and clear response, however:  

The lack of encryption could be an issue given that Microsoft has long been an enticing target for hackers. If you decide to use OneDrive and want to ensure your files aren’t accessed by others, you may want to encrypt them prior to uploading using a service like Boxcryptor.

On top of this security hole, Microsoft is not exactly known for being a champion of individual privacy. Microsoft has seemed to show a willingness to cooperate readily with any kind of investigation and has previously been reported to have a close relationship with the NSA.

That said, more recently Microsoft has separated itself somewhat from the NSA over its role in leaking software vulnerabilities that were exploited by cybercriminals. Of course, that these vulnerabilities existed in the first place is precisely the sort of reason some users might be better off with a privacy-oriented, Canadian-based niche player like  

If you are worried about how much Microsoft respects your privacy, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, even a former high level adviser to the company on the very subject of privacy gave Microsoft a vote of no confidence, as reported in The Guardian.

Microsoft does let you set up two-factor authentication, which will require an additional security code sent to your mobile device when logging in from an unfamiliar machine.

Customer Service

70% – Decent

Microsoft maintains a help center section devoted entirely to OneDrive that lets you search for articles by keyword or category. Many of the articles are bit sparse and the search option doesn’t often return relevant results, however.

You can also access help articles directly from the OneDrive online interface by clicking the “?” button on the top-left side. There, you can search for articles and read up on the latest OneDrive features.

You’ll also find a link to email OneDrive support if you can’t find the answers to your questions in the help center.

We send OneDrive customer support a test email regarding encryption and received a response back within 24 hours that directly answered our question.

OneDrive also has a support community, although there’s only a community section for OneDrive for Business. User questions often go unanswered, so it’s of limited value.

There is no OneDrive support telephone number and online chat isn’t available.

The Verdict

OneDrive is an ambitious attempt by Microsoft to compete in the world of cloud storage, and many of the features are very impressive. Unfortunately there are flaws that make it a difficult choice, highlighted questionable security and flimsy approach to user privacy.

If you’re planning to use Office 365 extensively and that will be the main focus of your cloud storage use, then OneDrive is worth keeping in mind, particularly for business users (see our guide to the best cloud storage for business to compare the main competitors).

It’s clear that the intention is to encourage people to subscribe to the Office 365 service, because the quota for storage alone is so low. OneDrive could be suitable as a free or low cost secondary storage option if your storage needs are below 50GB.

Thanks for reading, and if you would like to share your experiences or thoughts about OneDrive, your comments will be very welcome.


OneDrive Features
Free Storage15 GB
Free Trial
  • windows
  • mac
PriceStarts from $ Array per month
Mobile Access
Mobile Apps
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android
  • WindowsPhone
Free External HD Backup
Continuous Backup
Incremental Backup
Backup Scheduling
Bare Metal Backup
Exclude File Extensions for Backup
Network Drives
Bandwidth throttling
Web Access
HIPAA Compliant
File Size LimitUnlimited GB
Included Machines1
File Sharing
Multiple Accounts
Share Photo Albums
Music Streaming
Folder Collaboration
Outlook Backup
Local Encryption
Server Side Encryption256-bit
Keeps deleted files356
File Versioning30

OneDrive Review

Redmond's storage service drops a few balls

Microsoft's alternative to Dropbox, OneDrive is great for Office 365 users, but only middlin' for anyone else.
Starts from$ 1 99monthly
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28 thoughts on “OneDrive”

  1. Since I prefer working on my Windows XP desktop rather than my Windows 7 laptop, I never had the chance to try Skydrive before (the PC app is not supported in Windows XP). I thought to myself it was useless trying only one part of the service.
    Today, I have a totally different view of this service after trying both the online account and the PC app. It rocks.

  2. OneDrive works great for me. The only problem I had came from the fact that I got on board when it was still called Skydrive. Microsoft makes or made you create an account as well with their hotmail software. So I had all these names and accounts floating around.
    Once I established the name (Onedrive, not Skydrive!) and figured out that I can use my trusted gmail account (and ditch the hotmail account), I was all set.
    I now have 31 free GB of storage on OneDrive, thanks to referrals and the whooping 15GB awarded by sharing your camera roll. Sweet!

  3. Remark. One Drive is a work-everywhere-on-the-go application. Don’t confuse it with auto-cloud storage. If you want to clear your HDD from space consuming files like photos and back ’em up in the cloud, One Drive is not for you because:
    1. Files you select for upload, are first copied to a different place on your HDD. And they stay there, thus doubling the actual storage space on your computer! So 10 gigs for upload turns to 10+10=20 gigs on your hard drive.
    2. It’s a drag and drop application no background back-up utility.

    My advice: buy yourself a personal cloud like Western Digital My Cloud. Full access on the go AND back-up utility.

  4. I have recently had a very disappointing and frustrating experience trying to transition to OneDrive. The online Microsoft support was almost useless. They only answer one question at a time and it takes at least 24 hours for each. I gave up after 2 weeks of emails going back and forth. In the meantime OneDrive had caused many of my photo (and possibly document) files to be corrupted. And had “trashed” 1500+ of my files without me knowing it. (I was able to restore them when I found them in the recycle bin.) There is no way to pause the document syncing with OneDrive – which is especially problematic when you need to upload many existing files. And there is no good way to know on your local machine which files have actually been synced to the cloud or not.
    Even though it is a bit more costly, I have not had any of these issues in the 3 years I have been using Dropbox.

  5. I have used Onedrive for 2 years, it has always been a bit flaky but it was free for 15gb and I figured I would pay when I exceeded that.

    UNTIL TODAY, Microsoft has reneged on what it promised, it just reduced by 66% the capacity I am allowed.

    It now holds a gun to my head saying I have to pay or get my data off within a year or it will be deleted.

    No problem, I will get the data off and upload to MEGA.NZ where I get 50gb free. I will also use another free service as a backup.

    There is some awful office 365 offer that they can stick where the sun does not shine.

    I WILL NEVER TRUST MICROSOFT AGAIN and in my day job I have proposed and had accepted the move of 2000 clients from msoffice to OpenOffice. Payback is a beatch!

    The was such a stupid stunt by Microsoft, my phone would have filled that 15gb in time, now we are done, how could I EVER trust Microsoft again?

    I would vote less than one star but this page seems to set a minimum of 2.

  6. I have stored all my files photos included on one drive. In spite of the guarantee of security. I was scammed with a virus andALL files were rendered I accessable and Microsoft has done nothing to help. Do not trust it at all .

  7. Just my two cents but, from an unbiased viewpoint, I’ve tried most of the cloud syncing heavy weights (OneDrive, Google, Dropbox, Sugarsync, etc) and – whilst I switched between a few for a good while – I eventually settled on OneDrive.

    The reasons I feel OneDrive is the best of the aforementioned bunch are given below:
    – Good reliability with syncing. In it’s early days, I felt the syncing in OneDrive was troublesome with lags/duplicates but I’ve noticed much better performance as time has gone on and I’m glad I stuck with it as I haven’t had any problems for the past year.
    – Relatively cheap
    – Lots of storage space. I was lucky as an earlier adopter I managed to amass 30Gb free cloud storage.
    – Useful integration, particularly if you’re a Windows 10 user.
    – Reliable “version history” to restore documents to previous versions.
    – Microsoft Office intergration.

    However, OneDrive isn’t perfect by any means (I’m unbiased, remember!). Microsoft has shrunk the free storage for new users and the syncing isn’t perfect as it can be slow at times (although it’s much better than earlier versions and is now very good in my oh-so-humble opinion).

    So, all-in-all, I’d definitely recommend OneDrive for personal use. If you are thinking about signing up, please feel free to go via this link which will give you (and myself) an extra 500Mb free storage:

    Thanks for reading! 🙂

  8. Did Microsoft really need to go backwards and wind back my 15gb to 5gb? No. Does it leave a bad taste in my mouth.

  9. Just had to abandon OneDrive as its syncing is too unreliable. The concept of it is really good, but when I looked back through some of my online files I discovered it hadn’t been syncing for the last 6 weeks, although by all appearances it seemed to be. No matter what I tried – even uninstalling it completely and reinstalling it – I couldn’t make it work again. I started reading some forums and discovered that many people have been having the same problem.
    It means having to give up Office 365 but as far as I can see that’s no great loss. I was having issues with Excel & Word anyway.
    I’ve now decided that Google Drive is the one for me. Very simple to set up, I’ve never had an issue with it, and I can just switch to using Google Docs.

  10. I cannot emphasis enough how Onedrive has quickly become a loathsome cloud storage. I was introduced to this feature in 2014 when I purchased my 360 account and was told I had unlimited storage, which became a life saver when my desktop, a 32GB system, was damaged a year ago. Now that I have been able to replace my system with an equally efficient laptop, 1TB system, I can not access my art work, videos, report…etc. And I found all my work in the recycle bin! They won’t let my download anything and I can’t restore the files because they limited my storage to 5GB!!!! As a designer and artist I will never trust Microsoft ever again with cloud based storage or business needs because their greed gets in the way. Luckily I have copies of most files and also have video and photo files automatically upload to google. I have disabled Onedrive automatic interaction with my system and will have it completely uninstalled by the end of the week.

  11. I had all sorts of problems with Onedrive, which Microsoft online help could not answer. It mysteriously lost some of my files (fortunately I had them backed up on an external device). I still don’t understand it. I only want to store data offline as insurance, which is easy using an external device. How can automating it be so much more complicated? Why can’t Microsoft make products which are user friendly?

  12. I’m relieved I’m not only one having problems with OneDrive. It promises a lot, but doesn’t deliver. I had hoped it would sort my situation easily — one computer in apartment in Europe and one here in Australia, and I would be able to find all the same stuff on both….in my dreams!!! Each device presents a different set of file, and some of the docs are just not there, or ‘read only’ when I do track them down. Will just lug the external HD/backup backwards and forwards as before.
    Support I think has tried…but I just don’t understand most of what they say….lost in translation.

  13. OneDrive is not reliable. I lost 2 days of excel changes and thought my file would update to one drive after I closed but did not get an alert to save changes before exiting. I tried auto save to Onedrive but still would loose changes when closing excel. I now save to my IPad instead of Onedrive and have no problems with changes and updates saved.

  14. I have been having all sorts of problems with Onedrive, which Microsoft online help could not shed any light on why it was happening. It mysteriously lost some of my files and some pages from a workbook on excel. I started using OneDrive as a way to back-up my data, but as it turned out I would have been better off leaving it on my hard drive. I trusted Microsoft with some of my billable hours and they were lost, ugh! I agree with a previous poster, “Why can’t Microsoft make products which are user friendly?” And when they have a good product leave it alone and don’t change it! I get so frustrated, we finally figure software out and how to fix it and work with it and here comes another up-date, then we start all over again!

  15. I expected OneDrive to work like another drive folder on my device. Instead managing and moving files is difficult if not impossible, files mysteriously disappear and reappear, it’s a fussy, unreliable, unstable waste of space.

  16. Onedrive is ruining my new computer experience. I have disabled it more than once. everytime it comes back and it locks me out of my pictures folder that I ACTUALLY WANT on my computer. JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK. Microsoft, I thought you were better than this, I GUESS NOT. next computer will be a MAC, GUARANTEED

    1. I have had a similar experience. I went to remove it and it removed all my files and important documents. I redownloaded it but not everything is there. Why does it come preinstalled. They are doing a shitty job advertising it preinstalling it on all computers.

  17. Onedrive is absolutely useless and complete junk. How can anyone even begin to say they have the ability to sync files. They change the modified date to the date a file is uploaded. What good is that!!!. You can not tell when you last modified a file, only when you last uploaded it to Onedrive. This is a complete waste of a service. I’m rethinking the whole Microsoft Office product line because of this. It has definitely reduced my confidence in Microsoft back to close to zero and reaffirms my belief that the biggest negative effect on the modern day computer has been Microsoft, next only to Apple. If it wasn’t for these two organization we would be leaps and bounds more technologically advanced.

  18. Looking over the more recent comments for OneDrive (2017) I am happy to say I am not experiencing the issues a lot of users/former users are complaining about (knock wood) – I have the 1tb Office Online subscription (it is honestly worth the 10 bucks a month for me – I use Office a LOT on a LOT of devices from Mac to Android to Windows) – and with 3 Windows laptops (running 7 & 10) a Yosemite mac, several Android phones and tablets – for the most part the accessing, up & downloading of files/folders works very well. Office creations opened and edited across these platforms have (so far) survived with no damage or unwanted alteration. In fact, my only real issue is that on a couple of devices, the sync seems to have a significant time-lag (sometimes several hours) between actual drop and accessibility from another device, but only with those 2, leading me to wonder if it is a device issue as opposed to a OneDrive issue. My dl/ul times are SMOKING compared to the ones mentioned in this article as well.
    I do agree that it really sucks that MS decided NOT to grandfather-in the users who already had accounts at 15gb when they rolled back the allotted free space to 5gb – it would have been a nice “thank you” to let them keep that 10gb for hanging in with them as OneDrive evolved.
    Online “cloud” storage is a little spooky, no matter who you get it from, if your stuff is “out there” somewhere, there is always a risk factor that someone else can find a way in – data loss is also a real morsel to chew, what if the internet went down for days, or even longer- and your stuff was in some “cloud” (any “cloud”) and out of your reach? Yikes, right? So I do keep a physical external backup of my stuff.
    All in all, though – I think OneDrive is pretty darn good, and the integration of device platforms, Office access from all those platforms, reliability (at least from my setup) works well. I’m content.

  19. This is the most HORRIBLE cloud drive or all! Only syncs 70% of files because of various “problems” the no other cloud drive I’ve ever used has ever had. Stupid things like there being a space in the beginning of the title have to be changed – which is a major issue when uploading large folders full of files. Also, the Mac App is half broken. It’s easier to just open the folder in Finder because when u do it through the menu bar it only takes you to the parent folder- adding unnecessary steps! I could go on but I’m so done with this app.

  20. Would be great if it worked. Unfortunately, I uploaded all my files assuming I’d be able to access them while on a business trip & wasn’t able to. At all. No one I asked knew how to use it either, and one even said they’d tried & could never get it to work. So, not real thrilled with this. Also not seeing where to leave a star rating on here…..

  21. I do not like the one drive. I have tried to cancel and go back to using my excel and word that was downloaded to my Mac. Its horrible I can not get rid of it… I have not used it since 2016 and its still causing me problems with my reg word and excel.

  22. This is unbelievable . Do not buy this product… it is horrible. You can not get rid of it once you have signed up for it without losing all of your excel and word programs. I had bought the word program and had it downloaded to my Mac prior to purchasing the one drive.. The one drive will not let me work in excel unless I renew my subscription. I have tried to get rid of it since I purchased it. This was in the middle of 2016. I have emailed them numerous times and never get any response. I really need help with this….

  23. We were given 5GB “free space” on OneDrive. I didn’t ask for it, it just appeared and began syncing our information. When it ran out of space, we received constant notices that we need to pay for more space. Apparently at some point the “free space” moved up to 15GB and now it is going back down to 5 GB! So we are getting emails that tell us that our information will be frozen unless we pay them! I don’t see a lot of difference between this scam and computer hijackers who demand you pay them in order to get your computer back.

  24. You have to be careful because Iost all of the data I had. I utilized the 15 gb free storage. Then they only gave 5gb and I lost that data and more because I didn’t renew the package 365. I’m not sure who idea was to downgrade from 15gb of free to 5, but you might as well as have an external drive to keep your data safe. Microsoft failed. I had trouble downloading to onedrive, it was trying to capture my old account instead of the new one. I went around in circles. Mocrosoft failed. I’m still having problems with the office package I paid for office 2016 because I’m being kicked out. It’s not accepting my key code the next time I log in. too many problems!

  25. Microsoft has deleted my OneDrive account, as they said “due to my inactivity” with out any prior notice, although I have been singing in daily……………….?!
    All my info, research, resume, photos and etc has been lost and, now can not be retrieved?!

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OneDrive Review

Redmond's storage service drops a few balls

Microsoft's alternative to Dropbox, OneDrive is great for Office 365 users, but only middlin' for anyone else.
Starts from$ 1 99monthly
Visit OneDrive
Starts from$ 1 99monthly
Visit OneDrive
  • Low-cost pricing
  • Bundled with Office 365
  • Great for collaboration
  • Block-level sync
  • No at-rest encryption
  • Manual uploads can stall
  • Only NTFS supported
  • File-naming restrictions