In 2018, Microsoft rolled out a new feature for OneDrive called the “Folder Move for OneDrive business users.” This feature was designed to make moving files to business cloud storage easier for end users. According to RedmondMag, Microsoft started previewing the Folder Move feature in June, 2018. And it wasn’t long after the feature was added for most Windows Insiders.
In recent events, Microsoft has decided to change the name to the much more appropriately named and simplified “Folder Protection.” Folder protection aims to do the same thing for businesses. The only thing that has changed is the name.
Here’s what you need to enable or disable the Folder Protection when you are using the OneDrive cloud storage on a version of the Windows 10 operating system.
How to Enable Folder Protection with OneDrive in Windows 10
You can turn on and off the Folder Protection for OneDrive in Windows 10 from the Backup tab in the Microsoft OneDrive dialog. Here is how to do that:
1. Right-click on the OneDrive icon in the Notification Area of the taskbar and then click Settings.
2. From the Microsoft OneDrive dialog, click on the Backup tab. And then under the Important PC Folders heading, click Manage Backup.
3. From the Backup Your Folders dialog, select which folders you wish to back up.
4. Wait until the dialog says OneDrive is starting to back up your files and that your folders are now syncing.
5. Once the backup is complete, click OK to close the Microsoft OneDrive dialog.
6. If you ever want to turn off Folder Protection, repeat the same steps but when you click on Manage Backup it will open a Manage Folder Backup dialog this time [since you have already backed up]. From this dialog, click on Stop Backup. And when it asks if you are sure, click Stop Backup once again to confirm it.
In conclusion, that is how to turn on/off Folder Protection with OneDrive in Windows 10.