Setting Up OneDrive
1. Open OneDrive

2. Enter your WCU email address and click Setup.

3. When prompted, enter your WCU password and click Sign In.

4. A window titled “This is your OneDrive folder” will appear. Note the location of the folder and click Next.

5. A window titled “Sync files from your OneDrive” will appear. In this window, you will have the option to synchronize all of the files in your OneDrive folder with the cloud. Any changes made to files in the OneDrive folder automatically synchronize with the cloud as long as your computer has an internet connection.

-To protect important Windows folders (such as Desktop, Documents, or Pictures) you'll see a prompt to set up folder protection.

1. Click the prompt to protect your important folders.

Or, if you already closed the prompt, select the white or blue cloud icon in the Windows notification area, and then in the activity center, select More > Settings > Auto Save > Update folders.

2. In the Set up protection of important folders dialog box, make sure the folders that you want to protect are selected.

3. Select Start protection.

4. You can close the dialog box while your files sync to OneDrive. Or, to watch your files sync, select View upload progress. If you already closed the dialog box, select the white or blue cloud in the notification area to open the OneDrive activity center.

Fix problems with folder protection

Here are a list of errors you might see when you set up folder protection and how to resolve them:

  • The following file types can't be protected: Outlook database files (.pst) and OneNote files that aren't already stored in OneDrive (.one, .onepkg, .onetoc, .onetoc2). To continue protecting the folder, Move a OneNote notebook to OneDrive or remove these items from the folder you want to protect, and then try again. 

  • Folder protection is unavailable: A common reason for this error is that important folders on PCs that are connected to a domain can't be protected in a personal OneDrive account (when you're signed in with a Microsoft account). Please contact your IT administrator about data protection solutions. You shouldn’t have this issue with a work or school account.

  • File exceeds the maximum path length: Make sure the entire file path, including the file name, contains fewer than 520 characters on Windows 10 or under 260 characters on Windows 7. An example of a file path is:
    To resolve this, shorten the name of your file or the name of subfolders in OneDrive, or select a sub-folder that's closer to the top-level folder.

  • File exceeds the maximum file size: OneDrive can't sync files over 20 GB. Remove these files from the folder you want to protect and then try again.

  • The file name isn't allowed in OneDrive: File names can't start with a space or include any of these characters: \ : / * ? < > " |. Please move or rename the file to continue.

  • The folder isn't selected for syncing: The folder with the error is not syncing to your PC. To resolve this error, open OneDrive Settings (right-click the white or blue cloud icon in your notification area, and click Settings), click Choose Folders, and then make sure the folder you want to protect is selected. If Pictures is showing this error, make sure that Pictures, Screenshots, and Camera Roll are all selected (or don't exist). It's also possible that the OneDrive folder has a different name from the Windows important folder.

  • The folder is on a different volume than OneDrive: OneDrive is set up to sync on a different volume than the folder selected for protection. A couple of common ways this can happen are 1) if you set up your PC such that OneDrive is on the D: drive, but the Documents folder is on the C: drive, or 2) if you have your folders pointed to a network share (this would most likely happen at school or work). To resolve this issue, set up OneDrive on the same volume as the folder you're trying to protect. In OneDrive settings, click Unlink this PC. After unlinking, sign in again and choose the root folder location to be on the same volume as the folder you want to sync. You can also manually move the folder you want to sync to the same volume as OneDrive by right-clicking the folder, selecting the location tab, and choosing a location that's on the same volume as OneDrive.

  • Important folders aren't in the default locations: The folder with the error contains another important folder and can't be protected until the contained folder is moved. Important folders that may be contained within the folder include: Documents, Desktop, Pictures, Screenshots, Camera Roll, or the OneDrive folder.

  • Folder contains a reparse point (junction point or symlink): The folder you want to protect contains a special file type that links parts of the file system together. These items can't be protected. To protect the folder, remove the file causing the issue.