OneDrive is Microsoft’s answer to your storage woes: if you don’t have enough space to store pictures and video on your computer’s hard drive then you can send it up into the Microsoft-owned cloud storage company OneDrive that also comes fully integrated into Windows 10.

OneDrive uses a very limited amount of resources and runs very smoothly, so there’s no reason to remove it from the operating system just because you want to make sure the hardware is able to perform optimally. If you don’t like seeing the icon you can drag it over the arrow next to the notification tray so it sits in with the rest of the icons that aren’t shown on the taskbar. That way it still can run when you need it and you don’t have to look at it when you’re using the computer.

Windows 10 offers you the chance to have files automatically sent to your OneDrive account as soon as you connect your smartphones, cameras, and other devices to the computer.

For Windows 10 to automatically save your files to OneDrive when you connect a device to the computer, you’ll need to enable Autoplay first.

This tutorial demonstrates how to turn on or off the option to automatically have photos and videos saved to your OneDrive account after connecting a device to the computer that runs on a version of the Windows 10 operating system.

How to Turn On/Off Auto Save Photos and Videos to OneDrive in Windows 10

1. Right-click on the OneDrive icon that’s in the taskbar.

If you don’t see it there, then click on the arrow to the left of all icons on the notification tray to expand the rest of the notification tray and see the rest of the icons.

2. Click on the Settings link from the menu.

3. Select the Auto Save tab at the top of the Microsoft OneDrive dialog and then check or uncheck the Automatically save photos and videos to OneDrive whenever I connect a camera, phone, or other device to my PC option that’s available under the Photos and videos heading.

How to Turn On/Off Auto Save Photos and Videos to OneDrive in AutoPlay

1. Open the Settings application and AutoPlay settings.

2. Under the AutoPlay heading in the right side of the window, click on the Memory card drop-down menu—or any card or device you have connected—and then click on the Import photos and video (OneDrive) option from the menu.

Alternatively, you can find the same set of options available from the Control Panel.

3. Open Control Panel so it is showing the icons view and then click on AutoPlay from the list of all Control Panel items.

4. Find the device or media and click on the drop-down menu next to it and then click on Import photos and video (OneDrive) from the menu.

That’s all.

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