Microsoft New OneDrive Feature Turns Windows 11 File Explorer on its Head. The new version of Windows 11 introduces a tighter integration between cloud storage service OneDrive and the File Explorer app.
Microsoft New OneDrive Feature
Available to members of the early-access program, Build 22593 allows Windows 11 users to configure Onedrive as the default file explorer folder, for easy access to documents and other files that have been stored right on the cloud.
Although users can add a OneDrive folder to the sidebar, file Explorer has always opened a homepage designed to offer quick access to items stored right on the local hard drive.
OneDrive and Windows 11
To add to the new home page option, this latest window 11 previews is said to place the new OneDrive icon right at the top right-hand corner of the file explorer window.
By clicking the open icon on the dropdown menu, it would show information about the user’s OneDrive status. and it includes the remaining storage capacity and file syncing progress. Also, the menu allows the user to launch OneDrive in the web browser and tweak the settings of their account settings.
Even though it is not yet sure if these new integrations would be making it way into a full-fat, public windows 11 build, they are quite consistent with the number of changes recently announced by Microsoft, which offer a much greater emphasis on a blending of local and cloud experiences.
As of last week, the company decided to lift the lid on a series of updates for windows 365 that would allow users to switch seamlessly between their local and cloud-based Windows 11 desktops.
The upgrades were built to offer users much easier access to their virtual desktop, while also preserving functionality in scenarios in which an internet connection would remain unavailable.
At a point in time, we were told that Microsoft is looking to erase the traditional mental demarcations that would be separating what is taking place on a device versus the cloud level. Thereby enabling a level of flexibility that was made unavailable to workers previously.
These changes that are taking place on OneDrive can be seen as a logical extension of this ambition.