We Help Wednesday 10/18

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  1. Martin Pelletier

    Updated to Fall Creator Update and can't seem to find the Files On-Demand feature for OneDrive. Did that feature not supposed to go with the falls update?

    • Dan1986ist

      In reply to MartinusV2:

      If the OneDrive sync client on your system is Version 2017 Build 17.3.6998.0830, you'll have to update it to OneDrive Version 2017 Build 17.3.7064.1005. After updating the sync client if it has not been updated, you'll then be able to use Files On Demand.

      • AnOldAmigaUser

        In reply to Dan1986ist:

        Where might one find information on updating the OneDrive sync client?

        • Dan1986ist

          In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:

          Here you go, https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Learn-about-OneDrive-Files-On-Demand-0e6860d3-d9f3-4971-b321-7092438fb38e?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US has a direct link to the updated sync client, look for the hyperlink which says: the latest version of OneDrive. This you can find on the linked page by scrolling down to Questions about Files On-Demand and locating the second bullet point beneath that.


          • AnOldAmigaUser

            In reply to Dan1986ist:

            Thanks. That did the trick. I was testing the upgrade on a sacrificial old ASUS tablet, on which Files on Demand would be most welcome, and it did not seem to come through.


            All is well now. On the insider build machine, I did not have this problem.

            • gregsedwards

              In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:

              I just ran into this issue, and it turns out not only do you need the most current client, but there's a check box option on the first page of settings that you'll need to enable in order to use files on-demand.


          • Martin Pelletier

            In reply to Dan1986ist:


            Thank you Dan198ist, I will try that tonight. There is a note about some incompatibilities with some third party antivirus. I will have to check with Eset.


            Brad and Paul is it really why Onedrive wasn't updated? Or it was something else? And why I didn't get notified of that?

  2. Peter klobčič

    any news on woa and allways connected pcs?

  3. Simard57

    for OneDrive Files on Demand, must I do something to be able to browse the OneDrive filestore? It is only partially there after installing to Fall Creator's update and the OneDrive program. File Explorer shows the same files/folders as before but there are the FOD iconology on them. Should I expect to see -all- files/folders or do I have to wait or force a resync?

    • AnOldAmigaUser

      In reply to Simard57:

      On the Settings tab of the Settings dialog for OneDrive, there should be a new section for files on demand. Check that. Then, on the Account tab, click on Choose Folders, and select them all or just a few additional folders, whatever works for you.


      If you do not find the new section on the settings tab, see Dan1986ist's reply below. There is a link there to get the latest sync client.

      • Simard57

        In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:

        Thank you - the Choose Folders step is what I missed.


        now if I can get it working on the NuVision tablet I have I would be happier. I updated onedrive and it is not showing up in the tray - yet. I suspect it is due to having to free up space on the storage - erasing the old version of Windows will go a long way to fixing that

        • Simard57

          In reply to Simard57:

          got the NuVision working. had to much with the taskbar to get the ^ to show so I could navigate tot he OneDrive settings. is there another path to settings - seems there is always multiple ways in Windows - is taskbar the only way for OneDrive?

  4. Eric Flickner

    Regarding home automation on Android, is there an equivalent to Apple Home app on iOS? I'd like to have a visual representation of devices in my home and control it via some touch UI instead of having to speak all of the commands. Having to go into each manufacturer app and control it is a pain compared to all-in-one location like in Apple Home.

  5. Lewk

    I use the Microsoft Authenticator app as 2FA for a few different accounts. But I want to reset my phone. Does the app sync the accounts? Or will I have to go to each account, Google, Facebook etc.. to manually turn off 2FA, reset my phone, re-install the Microsoft Authenticator and then re-enable and re-add the accounts back to the app?

    • Chris_Kez

      In reply to Lewk:

      AFAIK, resetting the phone will clear out the accounts in the Authenticator app. That's the way it works for the Google Authenticator, and it seems like good security. I don't think you'll need to manually disable/re-enable 2FA for each account, but I expect you'll need to generate new QR codes and add the accounts back to the app. If you want to make this process easier in the future (say you regularly test new devices or have to frequently reset your phone for whatever reason), you can print (or screenshot) the QR codes and secure them for later reuse.

  6. thea2_

    Is there a fix in edge when watching podcasts; where the page will blink back to the top, turning off the cast. Where you need to start the cast all over again. Or a setting to stop edge from bouncing back to the top of the web page.

  7. gregsedwards

    Maybe too late for today, but what about WDDM 2.2 video drivers for Surface Pro 4? They're needed for Windows Mixed Reality, but the officially supported drivers are WDDM 2.1. I know it won't be a knock-your-socks-off experience without a dedicated GPU, but surely Microsoft aren't going to exclude their own flagship "tablet that can replace your laptop" from WMR.