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OneDrive for iOS has been given a significant update, with a refreshed UI, better support for accessing SharePoint files, drag and drop support, a bunch of new file previewers and tighter integration with the iOS Files app. These are welcome changes that make Microsoft's file sync and share service feel more like an integrated part of iOS than a bolt-on app.

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A recent update to the NTFS client for Window places limits on the file-sync system. Support for FAT, exFAT and ReFS volumes has been removed with NTFS now the only local disk format supported. The problem is - they forgot to let people know the change was coming.

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One of the biggest hassles with having multiple computing devices is being able to access your data in the office, at home and when travelling. Back in the 1990s, when I started working in IT, Microsoft had a crack at this with the Briefcase feature that was part of Windows 95 but it was pretty poor.

By the mid to late 2000s, cloud storage services came to the fore, making it easy to access up to date versions of our workfiles wherever and whenever we wanted. But how do we use these services and get the most out of them?

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OneDrive users have been asking for a differential sync feature for the cloud storage service for some time. The feature would only sync parts of files that have been updated instead of syncing everything, which would save time and bandwidth. Microsoft has now revealed it will be introducing differential sync to OneDrive in the second quarter of this year.

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OneDrive comes installed with Windows 10 and is enabled by default if you sign on with a Microsoft account. If you don't use OneDrive, however, and you don't want it running in the background, there are some hoops you can jump through to disable it or get rid of it everywhere in Windows 10.

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Dear Lifehacker, We live in a world with multiple computers for one person, but I am having one issue. How can we keep everything in sync? I would like to work on my Mac at home. Close it, go to work and open my (different) Mac at work. I want the same configuration (yes, I do have some tendencies...), same files, same everything where I left off at home. Any suggestions?

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Hi Lifehacker, I recently signed up for Microsoft's OneDrive, but I'm still not sure: can data I store there be manipulated, copied or accessed by Microsoft staff? I have all the personal information on my drive now synced, and it's something of a concern.

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In a clear play to get Dropbox users over into their own cloud storage camp, Microsoft is offering an extra 100GB of OneDrive storage for free for a year. All you need to do is sign into OneDrive (or create an account) and let OneDrive send a file to your Dropbox account to verify you are a Dropbox user. Then you should have an additional 100GB of space for 12 months.

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One of the peculiarities of online storage platforms is that consumers are often given access to features ahead of paying business customers. And so it proves with the enterprise-focused ProPlus version of Office 365, which is belatedly adding support for OneDrive for Business.