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||IanYates82||Microsoft||Windows||4 years ago||
||IanYates82||General Discussion||Mobile||4 years ago||
||IanYates82||Microsoft||Windows||5 years ago||
Hey. I've got probably over 200GB or so of photos + videos in OneDrive from my mobile phone camera roll over the years.
I'm running Win 10 1709.
In the past couple of weeks I get these notifications from OneDrive saying its doing a download of files in the background because the photos app has requested it.
I get a chance to cancel it, which takes a while but does seem to cancel.
The problem is that it'll just do it again later anyway when I'm not at the PC.
Over the past week I've had it download well over 160GB 4 days out of 5. This morning I have 8MB (M!!) of space available again.
It's easy to get back the space by right-clicking and telling OneDrive to "clear space" in Explorer.
I've visited the settings area the OneDrive notification suggestions and it doesn't list the "photos" app as something I can prevent from doing these auto downloads. In fact that entire list of apps is empty - would I expect to see some there?
The only thing I can think of is that I've got the "Auto-Save" location for pictures in the OneDrive settings set to "OneDrive" rather than "this PC only".
My PC is domain joined... Very small directory though - literally me as the very part-time admin for a business with 4 people. No policies at all configuring the placement of pictures, documents, etc.
Luckily I now have infinite Internet quota available at work and at home. Fortunately OneDrive is respecting the "metered network" settings for when I'm travelling too.
Anyone else seeing this crazy behaviour??
I posted this as a comment on one of the "Thurrott Now" posts but it probably will never be seen by anyone there. Posting here hoping someone has an answer...
I felt like an idiot the other day in the car. I realised by accident - due to a Game of Thrones podcast referring to Bran as "googling history" - that my S8 supported "OK, Google" through the car bluetooth.
So during another drive I thought I'd "call my wife".
I said OK, Google. No response.
Hey Cortana. No response.
Hello Bixby. No response.
Then a few seconds later I got something about "bixby is a ...." through my car speakers.
It wasn't immediately clear which assistant finally responded.
Cheating and looking at the phone whilst stuck at some lights, it turns out it was Bixby.
Getting it to "call my wife" was a *lot* harder than it was using Cortana on my Nokia 920. I loved how you could even "call cortana" via that preset phone number. That made it so easy to integrate with Car Bluetooth.
Does anyone know if any of the assistants on the S8 (Cortana, Google or Bixby) have a similar function? I'd find that a lot more reliable than hoping the phone / bluetooth hears me and knows I want to start the conversation.
From what I can tell, the Cortana number was 5555559876 if my Google-fu is working well today :)
I've had 3x laptops that recently applied the AU. A month ago they were literally unboxed and had Win 10 v1511 on them. We installed one bit of software and a scheduled task - the laptops don't really get used by a person.
Anyway, since they applied the AU update, all three have task scheduler issues. It seems we're not alone as there are many reports on the net about task scheduler breaking things like backup apps. I'd love to get Paul or Brad to get Microsoft to acknowledge the problem and see when a fix might be coming.
Example threads: https://www.2brightsparks.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=12406
We just have a simple command line job that needs to run, and if it's closed, start again. A scheduled task set to run only when there's a user logged in, to not run if already running, and to try to start every minute, was perfect. That now doesn't work - it just refuses to launch with similar error outputs as per the threads above. If you right-click the task and run it manually you can get it to start (that might depend on settings - I've been through *many* permutations!)
Wondering if this is biting many others.